Since I first found so much camaraderie at the first Symposium I’ve been determined to share what I’ve learned. I started woodturning in 2003 after attending the first Totally Turning Symposium in Albany, I found the turning community to be knowledgeable and forthcoming. They hooked me with the first and only pen I have ever turned. I got it right the first time, so I decided not to mess with success.
Having done a little bit of everything on the lathe, from lots of bowls to vases, spindles/finials, some off axis segmenting to hollow forms and multi-axis turning. If pressed, I’d probably say I like making hollow forms best, but that changes a little from day to day.
I’ve done demonstrations and hands-on“OATS” (Off Axis Triangle Stave) segmenting, various types of bowl turning, box making, thin walled goblets with delicate finial type stems and hollow form turning.
I have, over the years won numerous awards for my efforts in New York and now in Florida.
Morning and Afternoon Sessions:
We will be turning the thin walled goblet form with a delicate finial type stem in the morning rotation and a more advanced rotation in the afternoon, a similar “goblet” box with a lid and final.
We will be using cured black cherry both morning and afternoon, but the afternoon project will have a separate stem and finial of alternate wood.
If the demand is high for the afternoon rotation, I would be willing to do the more complicated project in both rotations.