Hi! I’m Kent, a dad, husband, graphic designer, photographer, artist, traveler, dark chocolate lover and I’m addicted to turning wood bowls! Learn more about me, see my current bowls available, follow me on Instagram. Ready for your wood bowl adventure? Click here to Get Started
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I’m so glad you’re here for a couple of reasons. One, you are interested and excited to learn how to turn bowls, and you’ve taken the initiative to get started. And the second reason I’m excited for you to be here is that I believe this online eCourse is designed to help you learn to turn wood bowls as no other class or opportunity has before.
• If you’ve never turned and you want to make wood bowls, this eCourse is for you.
• If you’ve started turning bowls and you’re having issues with various aspects of turning, this eCourse is for you.
• If you turn with carbide scrapers and want to advance to using traditional tools like the bowl gouge, this eCourse is for you.
• If you’re curious and want to see all the steps needed to make bowls, this eCourse is for you.
This eCourse is based on a series of two dozen videos broken into easy-digestible and well-indexed lessons. Each lesson teaches a skill that is required to turn a bowl.
As you progress through this course, there will also be lessons on using the bowl gouge, the main instrument used in this eCourse. Your bowl gouge knowledge and skills will rapidly grow as you proceed.
It’s very simple, we will cover everything you need to turn a chunk of wood into a beautiful bowl. Each step is filmed and clearly explained to make the whole process much more manageable.
We will start with a woodblock, attach it to the lathe, and learn all the angles and techniques for shaping it with a bowl gouge until the bowl is ready for sanding, signing, and finish, which we will cover as well.
As I was watching other turners demonstrate wood bowl turning, I had an “ah-ha” moment. Most turners love doing demos with beautiful, large (and usually expensive) bowl blanks.
For someone beginning and practicing, using a pricey bowl blank is both intimidating and not practical.
That’s when I realized we should all be turning the same wood bowl blanks, and they should not be expensive. Oh, and this wood source needs to be available to almost everyone (around the world).
I think you’re going to like the solution we will be using for our bowl blanks! 😉
Throughout this eCourse, we will be learning about the bowl gouge, our primary tool of choice for creating a wooden bowl.
Detailed information will explain how to hold, angle, position, and move the gouge in each lesson.
Several lessons will also be dedicated to various aspects and concepts we must understand regarding the bowl gouge.
You might look at this whole course as a thorough bowl gouge workshop, and when you’re finished, you’ll just happen to have made a few wood bowl in the process. 😉
At the end of this course, I want you to be able to turn a wood bowl from start to finish confidently.
For any reason, you need to recall a particular bowl turning concept or technique, you can easily and quickly return to the appropriate lesson and refresh your knowledge.
We will not be making a one-of-a-kind showpiece from this course. Instead, we will be making many simple bowls and building our skill-sets, so you can then MAKE ANY BOWL YOU DREAM POSSIBLE!
I’m so glad you’re here. Let’s dive in and get started!
Kent, good morning! I have a question about log preparation. I have a log that I have not split down the middle so that the base starts out flat. The log has a natural bend to it and I am considering just starting with it round. I will chisel out some flat areas so that the lathe makes proper contact. Do you recommend doing this, or do you think I should split it first? Thank you for your time and consideration. It is because of your course that I am doing this.
Hi Kent, I was gifted an 8″x12″ Wen mini lathe for Christmas and it really couldn’t have been a better gift for me (though it did result in quite a substantial number of purchases thereafter). I dove right in with mini bats, wands, tea light holders, and bowls. I found your channel on YouTube and I’m very excited to start this course. Thanks for all the content you’ve created, I’ve already learned so much from YouTube and I’m looking forward to perfecting my bowl turning with this course.
I really like the fact that we (I) will be using common, inexpensive and readily available bowl blanks through out this course. The fact that I can proceed at my own pace is most appealing because we don’t all have the same schedules and most folks have other obligations.
Super clear introduction
I have watched all the videos from this course and have already practiced. I had a few blanks in my workshop
I now take the videos and I will elaborate on each of them
Fantastic, Patrice! Happy Turning!