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Three Day Class - Liam O'Neill

Monday, April 23, 2018 to Wednesday, April 25, 2018
OVWG Learning Center Kennedy Heights Art Center - Lindner Annex
6620 Montgomery Road
Kennedy Heights, OH  45213

Nancy Bowman
Three Day Class
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The following is a day by day description of projects to be completed during Liam's three-day class.  The wood that is required for each day is specified and will be provided by the OVWG for an additional fee (to be determined).  However, if you have your own wood you may bring it as long as it fits the specifications provided below.  If you do plan to bring your own wood you should let John Jackobs know so that he does not secure wood for you.  If you do not have some of the tools and are not in position to purchase them at this time you may be able to use some Learning Center tools and borrow others.
Monday April  23rd.
Basic bowl turning. I would suggest having 3 blanks per student. Green blanks of Maple, Cherry or Walnut are the usual woods but sometimes Butternut or Poplar are  used. The blanks should be 10-12" diameter x 5" deep. As big as fits the Jet Midi. Avoid knots and pith cracks.  See tool list below.  
Tuesday April 24th.
Advanced bowl turning. This is the deep bowl with wide undercut rim. It is a real skill stretcher. Students get to use the Irish grind to achieve the near impossible.  The best wood for this is cherry. The blanks should be 10-11" diameter x 6" deep with no bark corners. Again; as big as fits the Jet Midi.The straight side goes all the way down. It is almost a cylinder.

Wednesday April 25th.
A.  Natural edge bowl. Every student has his or her own pet wood for this one. It can be either burl or bark edged. The issues connected with the actual undulating rim, such as aligning between centres, entry cuts, etc will be covered. We will probably not be finishing the pieces all the way.
B. Platter. Each student should have as large a blank as will fit the lathe. Dry blanks are best, around 1.5 to 2 inches thick.
 Tool list:  (sizes quoted are flute widths) each attendee should bring.

An important element of the class is learning how to regrind tools to achieve whatever cut is needed and not to depend solely on the grind shape as it comes from the tool store.

 1 x ½” bowl gouge regular grind for fine finishing cuts.

1 x ½” bowl gouge “Irish grind” for roughing out, finishing cuts in short curves, and for a variety of shearing cuts.

1 x 3/8” bowl gouge regular grind for fine cuts.

1 x ½” spindle gouge: used in reverse chucking.

1 x 1½” heavy duty domed or square end scraper. This will be ground with a curved end for finishing off the inside bottom and will be ground back at the left hand side for shear scraping.

1 x ¼” spindle gouge which will be shaped to make decorative grooves in the side of bowl.

1 x 1” round end scraper : used for shear scraping inside of  undercut rim.

1 x ½” square end scraper: used to make initial rough cuts for undercut rim.

You may see examples of Liam's work at  Liam O'Neill

OVWG Learning Center is located at Kennedy Heights Cultural Campus
6620 Montgomery Road, Kennedy Heights, OH  45213 

The entrance to our studio is on the South side of the building, by the loading dock area.

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