Part of Lesson Plan: Wood Turning - Creating a Small Bowl
Activity Overview / Details
The difference between being a woodturner and a Professional Woodturner is that a professional woodturner is able to sell their product to the public and make a business from their work.
Many students from high school wood shops can make a profit with their wood turning skills.
The quality of your work and reputation for producing unique interesting one of a kind pieces will determine your success as a Professional Woodturner.
Show students the website of 2 extraordinary woodturning professionals (attached below ))))). Go to their Gallery sections to review their work. You can show various types of woodturners and their prices.
Explain that these artists have been turning and experimenting with turning as art for many years developing their unique styles.
After, show students the power point (attached below) that features a few bowls made by students. These are examples what they are expected to produce.
Materials / Resource
- Examples of Student Turned Bowls [ Download ] Use this to give students an idea of what they can create on the lathe.
- Professional Wood Turner Mike Mahoney [ Go to Site ] Go to his site to see prices for his work - Go to his Gallery
- Professional Wood Turner Richard Raffan [ Go to Site ] Go to his site to see examples for his work - Go to his Gallery