Woodturning retreat – So much turning fun …

So I got to know Ron Campbell (owner of AZCarbide) and his wife Lana at SWAT last year. They are great people. I found out that Ron has organized Campbell’s Hands on Woodturning Retreat for a few years now. It is held on his property near Cedar Springs Michigan once a year. This year was the forth year and it was held on July 26-29th, 2018.

It takes a bunch of effort and people to pull something like this off – so hats of to Ron and Lana and all of the volunteers that helped create this event.

My wife and I drove 16.5 hours each way to attend, turn, make friends, eat, have fun, turn some more, have fun … well you get the idea.

Tod Raines demonstration at Campbell's retreat

There were about nine of us instructing about 15 different topics to about 70 people turning on 36 lathes. Boy was there a lot of chips flying …

Check out my Facebook page for some posts and links to the event. Also, check out ‘Campbell’s Hands on Woodturning Retreat‘ on Facebook.

I taught two rotations of a natural edge end grain bowl class using the product below.

I will (or already have) posted a video on my Facebook page that shows some of the demo I did after the Thursday night reception at this woodturning retreat. Check it out.

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