Owl Plaque Demo or Class

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In this easy one day workshop students will turn a cute Owl Plaque just in time for Christmas.

Simple tools and techniques will be used to create a very satisfying project. Each student should complete 1 or more Owl’s out of Western Red Cedar or Oak. The finished Owl will be around 7″ across with a 4″ diameter body.

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Candle Dish Demo or Class

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Turning a dish style candle stick holder is a great little project.

This short demo shows how turn a candle dish in a 1/2 hour or less. The demo features just a few simple tools and just a small block of easy to obtain kiln dried wood. Plus a trick that allows you to burn lines on the inside of a bowl.

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The Detail Gouge Demo or Class

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Experience the fun of using a detail gouge with a Michael Hosaluk grind. Good clean cuts with this versatile tool will be the focus of this 2-day class open to beginners.
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Natural Edge Bowls Demo

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I love to turn green wood and I love to turn natural edge bowls.

This demo focuses on turning medium size (10 to 12″) natural edge bowls using the versatile David Ellsworth Signature Gouge. A natural edge bowl will be turned from start to finish. Topics will include wood selection, selecting and cutting the raw log, mounting the blank, the David Ellsworth Signature Gouge (cuts and sharpening), keeping the bark on, reverse jam chucking and/or vacuum chucking.

Note: Natural Edge, Live Edge, Bark Edge. They are all the same thing. A bowl with the tree bark left on the top edge of the bowl.

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Intro to Woodturning Public Demo

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Woodturning is an age old craft that is enjoying a modern resurgence as art.

This demo introduces woodturning to novices. What is it? Why is it fun? What do I need to known to get into woodturning?

This demo is indented for public events, gatherings, festivals, and fairs.

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