Michael Roper
Craftsy Instructor

Evergreen,Colorado

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Michael Roper is a professional woodturner and woodturning instructor, as well as a third-generation carpenter. When he?s not teaching woodturning classes in the Fine Woodworking Program at Red Rocks Community College, Michael leads workshops, demonstrations and a variety of other classes throughout the Denver, Colorado, area. Additionally, his work has been featured in Woodturning Magazine and American Woodturner.

Michael's Craftsy Classes

Multi-Axis Woodturning

Create an eye-catching and deceptively simple multi-axis vessel! Get the chips flying with professional woodturner and instructor Michael Roper as you master offset measuring and learn how to safely turn a spindle. Michael will walk you through mounting your second axis, showing you how to make air cuts and secure your vessel into a four-jaw chuck. Then, use a Forstner drill bit to remove wood in the center of your piece and carefully shape the neck. Learn expert hollowing techniques, such as how to use a straight cutter for bulk material removal. Next, find out how to use a bent cutter to clean up the shoulder, and make a caliber to test for wall thickness to avoid punching through! Finally, work with your lathe to create a reverse jam chuck and finish your elegant piece by blending cuts and sanding your vessel for a smooth-as-silk result. You’ll even find out how to create a round-bottom variation of this remarkable vessel. 

$29.99 $49.99

Upcoming Events

Oct '14 25

I will be demonstrating spindle and bowl turning at the Rockler on Colorado Blvd. in Denver from 10- 4 PM for the Front Range Woodturners during Guild Days at Rockler. Please stop on by and say hi.

Michael's Projects

Walnut Hollow Vessel
Flamed Box Elder Bowl
Creating a Reverse Jam Chuck
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