Demonstration Video Replay Rentals
Below is a selection of demonstration video I have recorded from live events. These replays are available for rent. Each video contains over 2 hours of content that thoroughly explains and demonstrates the topic in clear Full HD (1080P) format. It is clear and audible to watch on the largest TV screen.
More will be added as they become available.
Turn a Pair of Candlesticks
This project creates a pair of candlesticks to hold standard taper candles and is accessible to turners of all skill levels. I will talk about design, using basic tools, candlestick work holding for turning and finally finishing. We will turn a second candlestick to match the first one. This is the perfect gift for family, friends and graft shows. Get started today making your candlesticks.
Turn, Carve & Color a Pumpkin Box
This project is a small, lidded box that is carved and colored to look like a pumpkin. I have taken liberties with the design by adding a leafy top on the lid. There are no pumpkins or gourds that grow like this, but it adds some interest and color to the lid. This project is an easy form if you are new to hollowing. The opening is about 2 inches and give you room to see the inside and to use a multitude of tools.
During the demo I will cover lathe operation and safety, spindle oriented turning techniques using gouges. I will cover the hollowing process and look at a few options for hollowing tools. I will use scroll chucks and jam chucks. I cover a bit on shape and form, layout, design and different approaches. I will also cover a bit on power carving and coloring.
Turn an Oval Box with a Sphere Lid
This project creates an oval box by laying out an oval pattern based on a rectangular block of wood. I will share the layout and turn on three center points to create the basic shape. A little non-turning work to finish up the shaping. Two chuck mounting points are utilized for creating the bottom and the hollowing. Finally, to add a bit of drama to the form a hook tool is used to create the sloped rim detail. Every box needs a lid and so we will turn a sphere which makes a perfect style of lid for this oval box. We will go through my method of between centers turning a sphere by eye using practice cuts and a methodology to get to a sphere shape.
Small Plates: Face Grain & End Grain
In this demonstration I show the turning of two small plates. One using face grain wood which will require three work-holding positions. The second plate will be turned end grain and may require jam chucking. I will also do a little texturing and discuss further options on embellishment. The two different methods will show the tools and techniques possible with the two orientations of mounting wood on the lathe. The small projects are great for gifts or around the home.
Turn a Toothpick Piston Box
This demonstration will show how to make a piston box. This is a cylinder box made hollow using forstner drill bits. Traditional gouges and tooling will be used for turning although carbide tools will work as well. This project makes use of the tail stock for drilling operations for all the hollowing therefore no special hollowing tools or techniques are needed. There will be some room for some individual design decisions on the style and form of the box. This particular design will accommodate the typical wooden toothpicks. A perfect project after a season of feasting.
Fantastic Kitchen Utensils: Spatula and Spoon
This woodturning demonstration shows how I make a spatula and spoon. However, not just an ordinary spatula or spoon but these kitchen utensils add a fantastic feature that lets them reside on the side of a pot or pan waiting for you to use. No more dripping sauce on your cooktop or counter – keep the sauce in the pot or pan! The other feature of the spatula is the curved, slanted and thin edge. This creates a natural position for your hand to move the food around any pot or pan. Check out our turning tools and our modular woodturning handle system for this project.
Bowl Turning: Orientation & Techniques
In this bowl turning demonstration, I will turn two bowls, one natural edge and one traditional orientation. I’ll show a couple of different methods of holding blanks on the lathe for traditional and natural edge bowls. I will also show different tools used to make essential cuts in the wood. Along the way, I talk about my thoughts on shape and form of bowls.
Turn a Bowl in a Bowl
The concept of turning a bowl within a bowl is both new and old hat for most woodturners. This project will stretch your abilities just a bit to make a functional but also fanciful design. Set the finished piece on your desk or take it to show and tell at your club meeting and you will have other woodturners, of all skill levels, ask – how did you do that? You will need bowl gouges, scrapers and perhaps a parting tool. You will also need a four-jaw scroll chuck with #2 or larger jaws along with Cole jaws. This project utilizes a cup shaped jam chuck for the offset turning. A set of outside calipers will be very handy for this project.
ATEM Mini Video Switcher
ATEM Mini Video Switcher – for live woodturning demonstrations (in person or remote). A three part series
1) Easy Live Video Presentations – Basic Setup of the ATEM Mini Video Switcher
2) Q&A Follow-Up: Easy Live Video Presentations – Basic Setup of the ATEM Mini Video Switcher
3) ATEM Mini Video Switcher: Advanced Tutorial