Wooden Bowl Turning: Norwegian Ale Bowls
Registration in the March 2017 session of this class includes participation in mini classes & excursions on Friday, March 3, as part of Wood Week. More information will be provided upon registration. Please plan to participate!
DatesFri, Nov 11, 2016 - Sun, Nov 13, 2016
$225.00 per student (Early-bird rate)
* The Mar 04, 2017 course is part of the Wood Week event
You will need the following tools for this class:
- Students should bring: sharp hand-axe & sharp carving knife
- Gransfors Carving Axe is recommended, but any small axe is acceptable (may be available for purchase from the North House School Store 888-387-9762).
- Mora carving knives are also available from the North House School Store, but any carving knife is acceptable
- All other required turning tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.
- Eye protection
- work gloves if desired
Roger is a traditional bowl turner. Using a spring pole lathe, hand-forged tools, and freshly harvested native woods, he specializes in the creation of Norwegian ale vessels. Roger's fascination with these objects has its roots in his immigrant grandmother's ale bowl, which is still in the family. Roger has demonstrated his trade at the Nordic Fest, Norsk Hostfest, the Minnesota State Fair, the Smithsonian Institute's Viking Exhibition, and several other historic sites. He has been a turner for 27 years, working with a pole lathe for the past 19 years.
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