Peter Bloch—Turned Translucent Wood Lampshades
Peter Bloch will show techniques, problems and solutions associated with large (15-20” diameter) and thin (1/10”) turnings. These processes are useful for all thin turnings such as vessels and bowls. The shade that he will work on comes from a 100+ pound log of green local Aspen.
Michael Kehs—Turning a Celtic—Drinking Horn
I will show the proper turning techniques to create my version of a 9th century northern European drinking vessel. This will include the actual turning, sawing apart, re gluing, and carving the vessel in to shape.
Charlie Sheaff—Lost Wood Process
The lost wood process is a woodturning technique where pieces are temporarily glued together with a predetermined piece of waste wood between. The piece is then turned, the waste wood removed, and the remaining pieces glued permanently together. The resulting object will have a different shape, often an elongated oval, similar to a football. This process is incorporated in the works of such artists as Art Liestman, Michael Hosaluk, and Lowell Converse. Once the basic technique is mastered, there are an endless number of ways to incorporate the technique into turned pieces.
This session will detail the design process, the most critical step in the procedure. Once complete, the vessel will be glued up and turned. The components will be separated and the final piece assembled, revealing a very different, but exciting shape.
Donna Zils Banfield—Woodburning to Pyro-engraving
Interested in transforming your woodturned creations? Curious about how to use a woodburning pen to decorate or texture your turnings? Have a woodburner unit but you’re still struggling with how to use it? Or do you just want to know how to get started? Donna Zils Banfield ‘s demo will cover the basics of woodburning and pyro-engraving: Equipment needed to get started, woods that are best suited for woodburning, how to create patterns and designs on your wood, and demonstrate how to use and maintain the woodburning pens to achieve the best results.
Marcel Durette—One Bowl, One Gouge—Many Grinds
There are many grinds that are out there which can be confusing for the novice. I’ll explain the benefits and compromises that I see with each one, all while turning a lidded bowl to explain what I'm talking about
Mike Souter—High Rise Bird House
If you’ve seen the little bird house ornaments that lots of folks turn, and thought you’d like to turn one than this demo will be helpful. Though my version of a bird house will sit on a table or shelf year round rather than on a tree only at Xmas time, I will be using the same techniques and more. These bird houses sit high on a pedestal so the tiny miniature birds are out of harm’s way from those pesky miniature cats. I will be showing spindle turning techniques stock selection and orientation. I will demonstrate chucking techniques including using a pin chuck to drive the piece while turning the base, and a jam chuck while turning the roof of the house. This is a fun spindle project, and the final result will make a nice gift or saleable item.
Ralph Tursini—Green Wood, Once Turned
Ralph Tursini likes his bowl making process to begin at the forest. The demo will show turning techniques that can help you bring your work closer to the source. He will demonstrate green bowl turning and how wood works. The basics will be covered among essentials valuable to even the experienced turner. He will emphasize bowl design, wood selection, drying, and warping considerations that lead to more successful green bowls. Focus will be put on efficient bowl gouge cutting techniques with the goal of spending more time actually turning...and less time sanding.
Hey, how about tossing the sandpaper all together?