Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Intro to Woodturning Saturday January 19, 2013

If you've interested in wood turning, but haven't gotten the nerve up to begin collecting tools, then this workshop is ideal for you. Spend the morning with Turner and Carver, Ken Hatridge of Tree Trunk Designs. You'll be able to see his techniques and learn about favorite tools and qualities to look for in a lathe. Bring questions for Ken to address. He will discuss essential starter turning tools, the more unusual turning tools, and how you might use them. Ken will discuss wood species, layout, and design as well as tips and techniques for you to try in your own workshop.

Ken worked as a timberwright for seven years at a local timber framing company building beautiful timber frame homes, both far and near, up and down the coast of Maine.

During this time he was able to master his hand tool-skills and also began to specialize in carving decorative details and lettering on the timberframes.

Ken has trained in the art of woodturning and strives to continually learn more and experiment with new skills and techniques. He has been trained in cabinetry and millwork, is an active member of the Southern Maine Woodturners, and is a member of the American Association of Woodturners. Frequently Ken does woodturning demonstrations at meetings and shows.

Seating is on a first-come first-served basis for this workshop, and the workshop is capped at 15 students. Register in advance to ensure your seat!

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