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- Stuart Batty
- Ashley Harwood
- Curt Theobald
- Cynthia Carden Gibson
- Hans Weissflog
- Jakob Weissflog
- Avelino Samuel
| Perfecting the Art of Cutting
Learn the art of cutting without torn grain. Stuart will show how to perfect cuts with the three main gouge types – bowl, spindle, roughing – and chisels, including skews, parting tools, and beading tools. Included will be the simple way to freehand grind each of the tools, allowing it to perform at its best for all wood types. He will break down the cuts in to simple movements that everyone can learn – how the right hand controls the tool, the left hand assists, and the body movements that make cutting easier and repeatable.
Bowl Turning with the 40/40 Grind
The 40° bevel and 40° straight swept-back wings on a bowl gouge make this the most versatile tool you can own. This demo will show you how to freehand grind the gouge on a platform and the motions used make repeatable cuts with little physical effort and no torn grain. Stuart will show how this gouge is controlled for both spindle and bowl turning.
Seven Set-up Fundamentals
Every cut requires correct setup, and there are 7 very important setup rules that eliminate the variables in woodturning. Following these rules makes turning safer, easier, and more fun.
Stuart coined the term Negative Rake Scraping, a technique that was used by Ivory turners since the 1500’s. In this demo, Stuart will explain how Negative Rake Scraping works, how best to sharpen the tool and the rules that make it a very effective finishing technique. Stuart will also cover the difference between Negative Rake and Conventional Scraping techniques, including when and where to use these two different ways to shape wood on a lathe.