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Faceplate Turning Intensive Course

We will start with a brief introduction to the lathe, explaining the structure, the accessories,...
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We will work in small groups with intensive tutoring. Each participant will work at an individual lathe. You will have the possibility to test our whole range of woodturning tools and accessories.
Faceplate turning:
The wood fibres run perpendicular to the spindle axis, which means you have to work on cross-grain twice per revolution. Workpieces that are turned across the grain can be clamped in chucks, on faceplates or screw chucks.
We will start with a brief introduction to the lathe, explaining the structure, the accessories, and the jigs and clamps required for faceplate turning. You will then learn how to handle all tools required for faceplate turning, from the bowl gouge to the scraper, and acquire different cutting techniques. We will practice turning on simple workpieces in various types of wood. The participants will also be shown in detail and practice hands-on how to sharpen tools at the bench grinder and the Tormek using different sharpening systems. The second day will be dedicated to a project, for instance a bowl with a natural edge for practicing the technique of interrupted cuts. The instructor will have simple drawings prepared for woodturning according to instructions. But you may also feel free to follow your own ideas and let your creativity flow.
  • Bei gleichzeitiger Belegung des Lang- und Querholzkurses erhalten Sie einen DICTUM-Gutschein in Höhe von 20 €.
  • Beim Kauf einer Drechselbank über 2000 € bei DICTUM bekommen Sie einen Gutschein im Wert von 150 € für einen Drechselkurs Ihrer Wahl.
  • Die Kombination beider Kurse (Lang- und Querholzdrechseln) bildet den Grundstock für das Drechseln eigener Objekte.
 
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Günther Friese

The aim of the enthusiastic woodturner, master cabinetmaker and freelance artist is to preserve traditional craftsman techniques. He has been giving wood turning courses for beginners and advanced participants for many years. In the DICTUM woodturning workshop he will share with you his enthusiasm for wood as a beautiful material, and he will give you an insight into his enormous wealth of experience.Günther Friese

More information on the workshop location

Workshop-centre Niederalteich

A haven for traditional crafts!

A mere 10 minutes drive from our company headquarters in Metten, it is situated idyllically between the river Danube and the Natural Reserve Bavarian Forest and offers ideal conditions for undisturbed creative work.

The former stable of the Monastery Niederalteich is optimally equipped with

  • Bench room,
  • Turning workshop,
  • Sharpening room,
  • Machine room,
  • Kitchen and Sanitary rooms.

 


DICTUM-Kurswerkstatt
St. Ursulaweg 19
94557 Niederalteich



More info on our Workshop location Niederalteich
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  • InfoCourse fee plus wood as required (approx. €40), the participants may also bring their own material along.
  • LanguageGerman
  • 6
  • Günther Friese
  • 2 days
  • Appointment06.12 - 07.12.
  • Time9.00 - 18.00
  • LocationSt.-Ursulaweg 19, 94557 Niederalteich
Workshop no. KU1521708
€249.00 pro Teilnehmer

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Additional course dates available on request - our lines are open Monday till Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm by telephone on + 49-(0)991-9109-909 or via email to workshop@dictum.com
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