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First Ornament Class at Rockler

First Ornament Class at Rockler 0

working at lathe during 3 piece ornament class at Rockler 7/01/17 - Dailey Woodworking
Yesterday I taught another class at Rockler in South Portland, Maine. The class was about turning a 3 piece ornament. I had one participant in the class, Bill. In the picture above you can see Bill shaping out the center globe of his ornament. The globe would then be hollowed out using tools from two different hollowing sets. We used the micro hollowing set and the ornamental hollowing set from Sorby. Next came the turning of the bottom icicle finial and the top button finial. I think his three piece ornament came out fantastic. 
Student holding his ornament made during 3 piece ornament class at Rockler 7/01/17 - Dailey Woodworking
Yesterday's bowl turning class at Rockler

Yesterday's bowl turning class at Rockler 0

Bowl turning class at Rockler hard at work - Dailey Woodworking
Yesterday I had the opportunity to teach my second bowl turning class at Rockler in S. Portland, Maine. Once again I had a great time teaching the class. Lisa, Greg, Brian and George all left with a finished bowl. They had each turned a pleasing shape on the bowl using Sorby woodturning tools and finished them up with General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish. The finished bowls were about 2 inches tall by 6 inches wide. Some, but not all, used the Sorby spiralling tool to put a ring of texture around the outside of their bowl. 
Students from 6/17/17 Rockler bowl turning class holding their bowls. - Dailey Woodworking

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Bowl turning class at Rockler

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to teach another woodturning class at Rockler in S. Portland, Maine. In order to be transparent, I should say that Rockler has hired me to be a turning instructor at the S. Portland Store. Yesterday's turning class was for beginners on bowl turning. Class sizes are capped at 4 students and that seems to be a good size. If someone had a question or seemed to be having a problem I could go right to them and they weren't held up waiting for me. I think everyone had a good time, I know that I did, and went home with some new skills to work with. 

If you are interested in classes and the class schedule you can check them out on Rockler's site by clicking here. Just scroll down until you get to the Classes and Workshops section. You can also sign up for classes by clicking on the links on the page. I believe my next classes are on June 17th - beginners bowl turning and June 24th - making a pepper mill. On July 1st I will be leading a class on making 3 piece ornaments. Be sure to sign up early because the classes fill up quite quickly.