Rex was introduced to woodturning by the late Dale Nish and worked as an assistant in woodturning courses while in college. He assisted alongside some of the world's best-known woodturners, including Dale Nish, Rude Osolnik, Richard Raffan, and Ray Key, giving Rex the chance to learn from the best.
He is a nationally recognized woodturner, teaching and demonstrating throughout the United States and Internationally.
Rex has authored many articles and two books and has co-produced 8 woodturning DVDs. Rex is best known for his large wall hangings and platters, and functional woodenware.
Rex worked for many years for Craft Supplies USA. Rex currently is teaching woodworking at Lehi High School in Utah. He spends his summers selling his turnings at fine art and craft and art shows across the United States.
The focus of this class will be functional woodturning with an emphasis on chucking, sharpening, and tool techniques. Rex will share the tips and tricks that he has picked up over 30 plus years of teaching woodturning and selling his woodturning. Bowls, plates, platters, bud vases, pepper mills, rolling pins, lidded spice bowls, gobbles, and other production items will be turned to develop and test your skills. Harvesting wood and turning green (wet wood turning) wood will be explored in depth to give you the knowledge to produce your own turning blanks. We will also talk about tools, supplies, and machines you will need to best achieve your woodturning goals. I will consider the class a success, not by the quality and quantity of the bowls you take home, but by the knowledge and skills you take home, things that will make you a better turner!
Possible Functional Projects
Lidded spice bowl
Skills, Tips, and Tricks
Tool and Lathe selection
Tool techniques and control
Safe and secure chucking techniques
Design and form
Hollowing techniques and skills
Drying and finishing unseasoned wood projects
How and when to use a scraper
Design and Shape
Proper Chucking Techniques
Our Dale L. Nish School of Woodturning facility is located in beautiful Provo, Utah, just 40 minutes south of Salt Lake City.
Upon registering for a class, we will send you an email containing our Workshop Guide in pdf format to assist you in planning your visit to Utah. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
In the event of cancellation:
We reserve the right to cancel workshops up to 4 weeks prior to the class date. In the event of a workshop cancellation, full tuition will be refunded. Please do not make airline reservations more than 4 weeks prior to the first day of class as we do not reimburse for any travel expenses incurred.
Cancellations less than 6 weeks prior to the start of class will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.