Jerry Kermode School of Woodturning

 

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Jerry Kermode teaching woodturning

JERRY KERMODE SCHOOL OF WOODTURNING
Teaching the Art of Non-violent Woodturning

Beginning through advanced classes are offered at Jerry’s studio in Sebastopol, California, one weekend most months. See Itinerary Page for schedule. All tools and materials are provided and a delicious lunch is served each day. Jerry is also available as a guest teacher.

BEGINNING WOODTURNING
Saturday & Sunday
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $395.00

  • Presents the essential elements of woodturning:
  • Spindle & faceplate turning
  • Non-violent woodturning
  • Each student provided with a Vicmarc lathe and a set of tools to use in class
  • Wood, sandpaper and finishes provided for basic projects
  • Lathe Possibilities:
  • advanced techniques shown through demonstration


The Lathes

The Vicmarc VL100, with a 9” swing and 12” between centers, is a lathe small in size only. Jerry uses one daily for small projects and high-speed turning. The perfect beginning lathe, the Vicmarc VL 100 will see you through two days of challenging and satisfying turning. You will also get hands-on experience of Jerry’s VL300 and custom bowl lathe.

 

 

The Program

Day One: The Basics of Between Center Turning

  1. Tool selection
  2. Tool sharpening
  3. Wood selection
  4. Lathe set-up
  5. Proper speeds
  6. Basic safety
  7. The cuts: beads & coves, coves & beads
  8. Project possibilities:
    • carving mallet
    • weed pot
    • spindle duplication
    • oil lamp
    • lots of quality shavings

Day Two: The Basics of Faceplate Turning

  1. Review Day 1
  2. Finding the bowl within the tree
  3. Mounting techniques-chuck types
  4. The bowl gouge: riding the bevel
  5. Nonviolent woodturning
  6. Projects:
    • A green wood bowl
    • A dry wood bowl
  7. Sanding and finishing
  8. Reverse chucking to finish the bottom
  9. Questions & answers & lots of congratulations all around

 

INTERMEDIATE WOODTURNING
ONE DAY ONLY
Times: 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $95 (10% off to Jerry Kermode School of Woodturning graduates)

The day begins with a brief review of Jerry’s beginning woodturning class, followed by demonstrations taking you to the next level of between-center and faceplate turning. The latter part of the day is hands-on turning on Jerry’s seven lathes, allowing for the sharing of knowledge and problem solving with Jerry and one another.

The Program

Between Centers: Multi axis turning; turning a sphere
Face Plate: Natural edge bowls; turning burl; stitching bowls
Possible topics: (you bring the questions) Fresh air systems; vacuum systems; lathe construction; small objects
Hands on turning: all lathes available for focus groups on various aspects of turning

· Great opportunity to review and refresh your turning skills ·

 

ADVANCED WOODTURNING
Saturday Class
Times: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $165.00 (10% off to Jerry Kermode School of Woodturning Beginning Woodturning graduates)

The Program

Advanced Turning Projects
- Demonstration and hands-on*

  • Natural edge bowls
  • Multi-axis spindles
  • Balls
  • and more (except hollow turning)

Beginning and Advanced Classes:

  • Maximum of five students per class.
  • Will take alternate 6th student in case of cancellation. Alternate will have choice of next available class.
  • $95.00 Deposit required, refundable up to one week prior class or if class is cancelled. Balance due first day of class.
  • Call now to schedule · first come, first served.
  • Dates subject to change or cancellation. Please contact us to confirm.


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