Bowl Turning with Matt Monaco
COURSE AVAILABLE OCTOBER 5, 2023
Techniques for turning a range of pieces on the lathe.
- Four live Q&A sessions with Matt Monaco
- Single course and bundle package options available
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Join acclaimed wood turner and teacher Matt Monaco as he demonstrates and explains in detail his techniques for turning a range of pieces on the lathe. Monaco, who has deep experience turning production pieces as well as one-of-a-kind gallery work, creates functional turnings with a classical flair and impeccable technique.
Matt begins this course by presenting some foundational information on the craft of woodturning, including brief discussions of the lathe itself, indispensable turning tools, how he sharpens, the keys to proper stance and tool holding, and essential cuts.
He moves next to turning a basic bowl form, a practice piece that illustrates the fundamentals of bowl turning. In subsequent lessons, Matt turns six more projects: bowls in several styles, including a thin-walled vessel, a live-edge bowl, and his signature bowl based on Southwest Native American pottery forms; also, a serving platter; a finely detailed lidded box; and a spinning top with a captured ring.
In This Course, You'll Get...
- Safety overview
- Lathe overview
- Tools overview
- Sharpening overview
- Bowl gouge
- Spindle gouges
- Selecting turning stock
- Basic bowl form
- Captive ring skew top
- Fine detail utility dish
- Signature wood pottery vessel
- End grain natural rim
- Classic rim thin wall vessel
- Fine detail finial box
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
After a stint studying music and playing drums in a couple of trios, Matt Monaco pursued another deep interest, woodworking, as his career path. His formal training and mentorship on the lathe came through the Australian master turner Richard Raffan. For several years Matt worked as a turner for the distinguished Vermont furniture and ceramics company Shackleton Thomas, and he still turns bowls and accessories for them. The owner of Monaco Bowls, he sells his work through craft galleries and on his website (monacobowls.com).