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Big, Bold & Fast Surface Decoration Demo

Click here for Carl’s “Big, Bold & Fast Surface Decoration”” demo PDF handout.

This handout covers the Surface Decoration techniques that Carl learned from Clay Foster in a recent class with John Jordan and Clay Foster. The class was at the Tennessee Tech Appalachian Center for Crafts near Nashville Tennessee. In June of 2018.

Major topics are:

  • Make a Sample / Test Piece
  • Carved, Painted and Inked
  • Burned and Filled with Colored Modeling Paste
  • Carved and Filled with Colored Modeling Paste
  • Fill with Sanded Tile Grout, Mud Mask and Burn with Torch

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Munro Hollower Demo

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The Munro Hollower2 is a great tool for making vases and hollow forms.

This demo shows how I hollow a bowl and vase with the Munro Hollower 2. I cover lots of tips and tricks that will allow you to hit the ground running and quickly learn to love the Munro Hollower 2.

I start by hollowing a bowl with a deeply under cut rim. This allows me to show how the hollower cuts on the outside of a bowl where you can see it. Then I go inside the bowl and under cut the rim with the hollower. If time permits, I then hollow the inside of a big mouth vase.

Updated 9/4/2020: I will still do this demo however for your club or symposium. However, I personally have moved on beyond the Munro Hollower.

I now do most of my hollowing with a Trent Bosch “3/4″ Hollowing Tool Stabilizer” with a Bosch “3/4″ Carbide Straight Hollowing Tool” and a “Trent Bosch Visualizer” TV rig. I really love my Munro Hollower. However, the Bosch hollowing tool at $90 is a LOT CHEAPER than a Munro Hollower2 at $370. Thus, the Bosch hollowing tool is a better option for most people.


I also have a newer “Carl’s TV Hollowing Rig” blog entry. Click here for that blog entry.

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Antique Candlestick Demo

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Turning new Antique Candlesticks is a great way to improve your spindle turning skills and use up scraps of wood.

I call them “antiques” because I use up old scraps of wood with cracks and knots. Then I use Milk Paint to give them that antique look and feel.

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

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Great Polyurethane Finishes Demo

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Want to learn how to get a great tough “Baby Bottom Smooth” finish with only 2 coats of Polyurethane? Then this is the demo for you!
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Small Vases & Hollow Forms Demo

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Turning small vases is a great low stress way to learn how to create hollow forms and to experiment with shapes and surface decorations.
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Owl Plaque Demo or Class

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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.

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