Tag Archives: Carl’s Classes

Done In One Day Vases

Meta Description: A quick summary of Carl's techniqe that allows him to turn a wooden vase (hollow form vessel) in one day.

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Updated: 4/23/2020. The vases are now for sale on my CarlFordWoodturner Etsy Store

I recently completed the above vases in a little over a week. One per day!

I needed to turn a vase in one day for a student demo. From green log to sanded, painted and finished vase in one day. It worked! No cracks and the vase dried out nicely.

I love having pieces that I don’t need twice turn, and/or paint and finish latter. I am still playing around and experimenting. So far, so good.

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Winter 2020 Studio Class

Meta Description: My Winter 2020 Studio Classes got off to a great start his week. Here are some photos of Tom Gorbutt decorating the top of his cake stand with spin art.

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My Winter 2020 Studio Classes got off to a great start his week. Here are some photos of Tom Gorbutt decorating the top of his cake stand with spin art.
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A Day in My “Winter 2018 Studio Class”

Meta Description: Feel good photos of students and their work in Carl Ford's Winter 2018 Studio Class.

Tom, Scott & Steve with Finished Pieces Photo: Tom, Scott & Steve with Finished Pieces

Here are 3 students with the pieces they made in my class on Thursday 3/22/2018.

Left to right. Tom, Scott, and Steve.

They were taking my "2018 Winter Woodturning Workshop" class in my Studio in Poughkeepsie NY.

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Owl Plaque Demo or Class

Meta Description: Link to Carl's PDF handout for his "Owl Plaque" demo or class. How to turn a cute Owl Plaque just in time for Christmas.

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Click here for the PDF demo handout.

In this easy one day workshop students will turn a cute Owl Plaque just in time for Christmas.

Simple tools and techniques will be used to create a very satisfying project. Each student should complete 1 or more Owl’s out of Western Red Cedar or Oak. The finished Owl will be around 7″ across with a 4″ diameter body.

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

Candle Dish Demo or Class

Meta Description: Link to Carl's PDF handout for his "Candle Dish" project demo. Turning a dish style candle stick holder is a great little project.

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Click here for the PDF demo handout.

Turning a dish style candle stick holder is a great little project.

This short demo shows how turn a candle dish in a 1/2 hour or less. The demo features just a few simple tools and just a small block of easy to obtain kiln dried wood. Plus a trick that allows you to burn lines on the inside of a bowl.

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