Ron PouliotUsing the OneWay Bowl Coring System

Ron Pouliot will be demonstrating how to use the Oneway coring system to core a large bowl blank into bowls of 9”, 11”, 13”, and 16”. Ron will demonstrate how to setup the tool’s base and individual knives to get these size bowls. He will also demonstrate how to sharpen the cutter knives using the Oneway sharpening jig for the cutters.


Linda Van GehuchtenTurned Angels

This project involves turning a small bowl, a basic spindle turning, a bit of carving and then putting them all together to make an angel.   In the session Linda will go over basics in turning a natural edge bowl, preparation on the wood blank, its orientation, reverse chucking, shaping the torso. The use of a disc sander mounted on the lathe, carving and finishing.  Part two is turning the head and halo.  Part three is assembling the head to the body.


Jim KephartDuplicating Spindle Turnings by Hand

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Jim Kephart will show how to duplicate spindle turnings by hand. The demo will show the processes required including the use of storyboards, calipers, pommel cuts. While duplicating several types of turnings, Jim will show how to cut basis shapes with emphasis on how to obtain control.


Jack VeseryCollaborations—Working Well With Others

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A presentation on collaborations in woodturning and beyond, sharing work with artist from around the world, plus group projects, etc and why collaboration can be important to personal growth.


Ken LindgrenWorking with Distressed Wood

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Learn how to use wood that few turners want; punky, worm eaten, cracked, full of voids, knots and bark inclusions. See how these perceived defects are safely turned into design features that enhance the artistic value of your work. Challenge your left brain with questions as simple as "How the heck am I going to mount this on my lathe?" Challenge your right brain to
create something new, something totally useless, something that causes other turners to scratch their head. This requires more planning, more
time, more steps for safety but worth it in the end.


Rick AngusEnd Grain Lidded Box with Contrasting Wood Insert Joint

One challenge to designing end-grain boxes is the matching of figure or grain lines at the joint between top and bottom of the box. Some wood is removed when the stock is cut into two pieces to make the joint.  Upon reassembly of the box one often finds that the interesting pattern is disrupted at the joint; many people find these mismatching lines distracting and unappealing. By insetting a piece of wood the same dimension as the "lost" wood in the joint, the mind "sees" the original pattern even though it is interrupted by a contrasting segment.  The simple act of adding the contrasting inset adds a feature to the box design.


Janet CollinsInlay Techniques for Woodturners

This workshop will focus on the techniques, the multiple materials that can be used and the aesthetics of inlay as a form of decoration of woodturned items.  Wood, stone, metal, shell, bone and glass are traditionally used as inlay in the decoration of furniture.  However these materials can also be used to decorate your woodturned items. Techniques for inlaying a variety of contrasting elements in your bowls and platters will be presented in this session.  Instruction on how to construct the inlay elements will also be demonstrated.

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