Segmented Turning with Malcolm Tibbetts (5/6/13 – 5/10/13)
Segmented woodturnings have a high degree of “How’d he do that?” This class is designed for both accomplished “segmenters” as well as beginners.Students will be guided in creating their own designs. All students will not be doing the same type of vessel; instead they will be encouraged to attempt a variety of techniques. Malcolm will teach much more than just the basics of this fascinating art form. Topics will include complex feature ring construction, portholes, segmented spheres, ribbons, and advanced segmented sculpture. Class time will include of a blend of Powerpoint presentations, ands-on demonstrations, and supervised project building. At first glance, segmented woodturning can be quite intimidating, but once you know and understand the process, it can become a very rewarding activity.
* How to design a segmented vessel
* Methods to cut segments
* Learn a variety of glue clamping techniques
* Ring-stacking techniques
* “Feature ring” building techniques
* Create more complex assemblies, such as ribbons and tubes
*Techniques to speed the construction process
This class is closed. Please call for wait list.