So I got to know Ron Campbell (owner of AZCarbide) and his wife Lana at SWAT last year. They are great people and I come to find out that Ron has organized Campbell’s Hands on 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.
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.
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.
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 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. Check it out.