Lou's Classes on Turning Artistic Bark Edged Bowls
I have taught wood turning classes through the North House Folk School in Grand Marais for about 10 years. Over 100 students have taken these and private classes in my shop (see photos below from some of these classes). My last North House class ended on August 10, 2019. I have decided stop my teaching in the future due to my age and related health issues. I am happy to have people visit my shop to learn about turning. There is no charge for giving advice or demonstrating turning/sharpening techniques. Please contact me to set up a visit.
I have written a rather detailed document that describes the process of turning bark edged bowls and burls, with information on where to find special turning equipment and supplies. If you are taking my class you should download and read this PDF document since it is designed as background for the class.
The following images are from some of my previous classes
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John, Jim, and Dave turned cherry and hackberry wood and cherry and blackash burls
John turning a hackberry bark edged bowl
Jim turning a cherry bark edged bowl
Dave turning a cherry burl end grain
Dave turning a cherry bark edged bowl
Jim turning a hackberry bark edged bowl
John turning a black ash burl into a bark edged bowl.
Chester, Sandy, and Dean turned cherry, birch, and oak bark edged bowls, and cherry burl bowls
Chester turning a small burly cherry log