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Raleigh Demonstrator

What a great honor and an incredible opportunity!!

I'm available for club demos. I can travel and or I can do a "Live Remote & Interactive" demo, as shown in the AAW Journal article that I co-wrote with Lyle jamieson & Alan Zenreich. Below is a description and some pictures of my demos.

My first demo is: A simple , well designed bowl on the lathe. It is intended for all skill levels. When I do it in Hawaii, I show how to cut end grain Acacia Koa cleanly, a challenge for beginner turners.

My second demo is: " A box with hand chased threads".
I use the very old English traditional way of doing threads, with hand chasers. Basic turning knowledge is needed for the hands on, but the demo is for all skill levels. I will be demonstrating this topic in Raleigh NC at next year's AAW symposium.

My third demo: "How to repair a bowl the Hawaiian way"
I start with a short introduction to the history of the Hawaiian calabash. Different shapes, sizes, types of woods used and more.
Then we move on to how to apply Pewa or butterfly patches and Huini pegs on cracks. I also cover other ways the Hawaiian used to repair cracks.

My fourth demo: "All about the Hawaiian Calabash".
I wrote an article for Woodturning Magazine, issue #308 about this subject. You will learn about the history of the calabash, different types, types of wood used and much more. I will then turn a palewa, a round bottom short calabash.

My fifth demo: "woodturning for complete beginners".
I start with Stuart Peter Batty's 7 principles of woodturning.
We start all of our beginners with a Mike Hunter Viceroy tool. This tool is surpassingly easy to use and leaves a very nice finish. Learn how to cut the wood not scrape it. Even you have never turn before I will show you how you will go home with a finished woodturning project, yes, it's that's easy!!
I will also show you all the basic cuts that you can do with a bowl gouge. My favorite bowl gouge is a Dough Thompson 5/8 deep V bowl gouge with a David Ellsworth profile. On of the most versatile tools out there.

Contact me for pricing and availability. With remote demos, I can help you with your club's set up.
Big Island Demo
Natural edge bowl demo for the Big Island woodturners
pewa patches
Ever wonder how to apply a pewa?