The Detail Gouge Demo or Class

Meta Description: Link to Carl's PDF handout for "Detail Gouge" demo. A detail gouge is the only tool you need for spindle turning. It is an easy to use. Easy to learn. It produces clean cuts like a spindle gouge or skew without the nasty catches.

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Experience the fun of using a detail gouge with a Michael Hosaluk grind. Good clean cuts with this versatile tool will be the focus of this 2-day class open to beginners.
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Natural Edge Bowls Demo

Meta Description: Link to Carl's PDF handout for "Natural Edge Bowls" demo. How to turn natural edge bowls using the versatile David Ellsworth Signature Gouge. And Carl's step by step Bowl Turning Process (Cut Edge and Natural Edge).

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I love to turn green wood and I love to turn natural edge bowls.

This demo focuses on turning medium size (10 to 12″) natural edge bowls using the versatile David Ellsworth Signature Gouge. A natural edge bowl will be turned from start to finish. Topics will include wood selection, selecting and cutting the raw log, mounting the blank, the David Ellsworth Signature Gouge (cuts and sharpening), keeping the bark on, reverse jam chucking and/or vacuum chucking.

Note: Natural Edge, Live Edge, Bark Edge. They are all the same thing. A bowl with the tree bark left on the top edge of the bowl.

Please contact me if you would like me to do this demo for your club or symposium.

Intro to Woodturning Public Demo

Meta Description: Link to Carl's PDF handout for his "Intro to Woodturning" demo. What is Woodturing? Why is it fun? What do I need to known to get into woodturning?

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Woodturning is an age old craft that is enjoying a modern resurgence as art.

This demo introduces woodturning to novices. What is it? Why is it fun? What do I need to known to get into woodturning?

This demo is indented for public events, gatherings, festivals, and fairs.

Please contact me if you would like me to do this demo for your club or symposium.

Painting On The Lathe For Dummies Demo

Meta Description: Link to Carl's PDF handout for "Painting On the Lathe" demo. Painting with the lathe running is easy! It is a great way to spice up and make beautiful artwork out of boring cheap wood.

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Adding color via paint and/or stain to your turnings is a great way to spice up boring wood. It allows you to make beautiful pieces out of cheap wood. Painting with the lathe running is easy! Anyone can do it.

This demo focuses on three different easy techniques: • Painting between the lines using Acrylic Paints. • Coloring between the lines using Sharpe Permanent Magic. Markers. • Full coverage color using Woodburst Stains.

Please contact me if you would like me to do this demo for your club or symposium.

Carl’s Custom Centering Cones

Meta Description: Link to Carl's "Custom Centering Cones" AAW magazine article PDF. What they are. Why live center cones are useful. How to make your own out of UHMW.

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I could not live without my Custom Centering Cones that I have turned out of ultar-high molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene. I have turned lots of different shapes and use them often.  
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Vacuum Chucks Demo

Meta Description: Link to Carl's PDF handout for his "Vacuum Chucks" demo. What are they? What are they good for? What do I need to set up my own Vacuum Chuck System? How can I keep the cost down?

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Click here for the PDF demo handout.

What are they? What are they good for? What do I need to set up my own Vacuum Chuck System? How can I keep the cost down?

Updated 9/4/2020: I am no longer interested in doing this demo. There is still some good info in the handout. Thus, I am leaving it on the web.

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