Friday
December 14th, 2018


Member since 1999

Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2018 Presentations

Saturday, October 20th
Welcome and Opening Remarks 9:00AM - 9:15AM
9:15AMTeapot by Art Liestman (GVWG)Design and Construction : Teapots
by Art Liestman from Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild in New Westminster, BC
In this presentation, Art will discuss the design possibilities of a teapot, and various approaches to the construction, in order to encourage thinking outside of the box. The goal is simple, a teaport, the possibilities are endless.
Break 10:45AM - 11:00AM
11:00AMCored Bowl Set by Doug Magrath (TVWG)Coring
by Doug Magrath from Thames Valley Woodturners Guild in London
The coring process yields multiple bowls from a single bowl blank, traditional or natural-edge. In this session, Doug will discuss and demonstrate different coring systems, including tricks of the trade.
Lunch Break 12:30PM - 1:30PM
1:30PMHollow Form Vase by Carl Durance (GBWG)Hollowing
by Carl Durance from Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild in Kincardine
The process of creating a hollow form vessel will be demonstrated by Carl using a variety of hollowing tools, from simple handheld to advanced captive bar systems augmented with laser and/or video guidance feedback.
Break 3:00PM - 3:15PM
3:15PMBottlestopper by Dave Bell (WWWG)Embellishing Techniques for Woodturning
by Dave Bell from Waterloo-Wellington Woodturners Guild in Waterloo
The embellishing techniques will touch on colouring, inlays, carving and wood burning (pyrography) to improve and enhance woodturnied pieces. The intent is to show how these embellishments, that can be applied to various turnings, allow more artistic expression in works of art.
End of Day Remarks 4:45PM - 5:00PM
Free Time 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Sunday, October 21st
Start of Day Remarks 9:00AM - 9:15AM
9:15AMBird Table by Stephen Hogbin (Intersections)Turning Toward
by Stephen Hogbin from Intersections Wood Gallery and Studio in Owen Sound
In this session, Stephen will present a biosketch of 55 years since the first proposed turning.
Break 10:45AM - 11:00AM
11:00AMTherming Teapot by Art Liestman (GVWG)Therming
by Art Liestman from Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild in New Westminster, BC
In this presentation, Art will discuss the construction of jigs and show how to use them to turn multiple curved surfaces on wood blanks. This is a variation on multi axis turning in which the axis of rotation does not lie within the blank being turned. More details can be found in the article by Art in American Woodturner magazine Beyond Round: Therming (April 2010).
Note: Though the process of therming should be understandable by all, it is a very challenging process and should only be attempted by the more experienced turners.
Lunch Break 12:30PM - 1:30PM
1:30PMBravery Bead Bowls by Carl Durance (GBWG)Bravery Bead Bowls
by Carl Durance from Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild in Kincardine
This session will focus on the Bravery Bead Bowl community-support initiative. It will include an overview of the Bravery Bead program at Toronto Sick Kids Hospital, which is run by the Women's Auxiliary. The demonstration will show different methods of construction of a Bravery Bead Bowl, including segmented and linear stave, and discuss some important design and construction considerations.
Break 3:00PM - 3:15PM
3:15PMWig Stands For Cancer by Dirk Hoogendoorn (GBWG)Wig Stands For Cancer
by Dirk Hoogendoorn from Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild in Kincardine
This presentation will focus on the Wig Stands For Cancer community-support initiative. The session will include an overview of the Wig Stands For Cancer program with some of its history. The demonstration will overview the construction of a Wig Stand For Cancer, and present a few optional augmentation ideas, such as a jewellery tray, necklace stand, and rotating top. Design and construction considerations will be discussed.
Closing Remarks 4:45PM - 5:00PM
Free Time 5:00PM - 7:00PM
All presentations are held at the Symposium site
1225 Wellington Street, Port Elgin, ON