Improvement

A la carte course

with Yann MAROT, woodturner

Woodturning, improvement all subjects course, sept. 2014

On demand course, september 2014

This course is for those who know the basic tools. The student may himself organize his program according to his desires and his level.
Basic techniques upgrading (for example how to use a skew, hook tool, Munro tool, end grain and cross grain techniques, sharpening, finishing, etc).

Specific techniques can be approached :
green wood turning, thin turning, big diameters, pieces of furniture, multi-axis and eccentric turning, long and thin turning (trembleur), etc.

Dates

– from March 6th to 9th  2018,
– from April 24th to 27th  2018,
– from June 19th to 22nd  2018,
– from August 28th to 31st 2018.

Price

595 €
Feel free to contact us for specific needs.

Plus

35 hours  tuition
Course starts on Tuesday morning, ends Friday evening.
Accomodation available on site : see our page accomodation

To register or request more information, use our contact form.
Download the 2018 program.

Green wood vase, by Yann Marot

Green wood vase, by Yann Marot

Green wood course

with Yann MAROT, woodturner

Turning green wood means that we share a relation with the tree, its sap and its bark. We first have to understand the way he has grown to imagine how to saw it up and to anticipate the distortions during turning and drying. What a pleasure to play with the grain, the patterns and the hot colors of the wood.
With few specific tools for hollowing (ring, hook, scraper) and the bowl gouge sharpened with a long bevel, long shavings will fly in the workshop and all of it without any dust. Emphasis will be placed on sharpening to reduce sanding. And whatever, we will see that sanding green wood is not more difficult than dry wood with specific trips.
Exercises: salad bowl, bowl, natural edge bowl, vase, lampshade, tiny opening hollowing, glass with a long and fine foot.

Dates

– from May 29th to June 1st 2018, 
– from July 17th to 20th 2018.

Price

595 €
Feel free to contact us for specific needs.

Plus

35 hours  tuition
Course starts on Tuesday morning, ends Friday evening.
Accomodation available on site: see our page accomodation

To register or request more information, use our contact form.
Download the 2018 program.

Bol cordé, par Yann Marot

Bol cordé, Yann Marot

Hollowing and better cut techniques

with Yann MAROT, woodturner

Rope the bevel that’s good, slicing on wood it’s better!
From different tools, we will take the time to understand why the tool is cuting (or not… sometimes).
The emphasis will be placed on the use of the slicing angle (why the skew is giving such a good result and how to get the same cut with other tools). We will spend a lot of time for sharpening to reduce sanding. A good cut will also enable us to turn thinner by reducing the pression on wood.
The course is based on practical exercises: spindle turning, hollowing end grain and across the grain, tiny opening hollowing.
Exercises: spatula, bowl, raindrop box with inlay ring, frame, flavour spoon, maracas…

Dates

– from March 13th to 16th 2018, 
– from April 3rd to 6th 2018,
– from September 11th to 14th 2018.

Price

595 €
Feel free to contact us for specific needs.

Plus

35 hours  tuition
Course starts on Tuesday morning, ends Friday evening.
Accomodation available on site: see our page accomodation

To register or request more information, use our contact form.
Download the 2018 program.

 

Photo Laure Pradeau

Photo Laure Pradeau

Games and Toys

with Yann MAROT, woodturner

Dates

– from June 5th to 8th 2018.

Price

595 €
Feel free to contact us for specific needs.

Plus

35 hours  tuition
Course starts on Tuesday morning, ends Friday evening.
Accomodation available on site: see our page accomodation

To register or request more information, use our contact form
Download the 2018 program.