2018 Saskatchewan Woodturners Symposium

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July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018
Address: 100 Spadina Crescent East
City: Saskatoon, SK S7K 0L3

Early Bird Registration (Deadline: March 31, 2018), including 2 lunches and 1 supper: $275 + service fees
General Registration (Deadline: June 1, 2018), including 2 lunches and 1 supper: $325 + service fees

Space is limited to first 100 registrants.

Session Topics

Small Turned Boxes - Steven Kennard
Steven will be demonstrating and discussing the technique of making small turned boxes. This will include the choice of suitable wood, the preparation of the blank prior to chuck mounting, creating a perfectly fitted lid and surface texturing and finishing techniques.

Fun With Spindles - Michael Hosaluk
Expand your skills with innovative approaches to object making incorporating spindles. Techniques of cutting, bending and painting spindles.

Hook Tools and Turning End Grain - Michael Hosaluk
What tools are available for end grain turning and their application to making bowls, goblets and boxes?

Surface Surface - Graeme Priddle and Melissa Engler
A myriad of surface treatments and embellishment possibilities and how to personalize your work. Tool selection, sharpening and safety. Wood selection. Rotary/hand carving and texturing techniques.

Ammonite Bowl - Graeme Priddle and Melissa Engler
This demonstration will cover design and influences, how to personalize your turnings. Wood selection, preparation and drying. Basic bowl turning techniques, tool selection, sharpening and safety. Surface embellishment with rotary carving tools and wood burners. Acrylic and milk paint application.

Pyrography Tips and Tricks plus Making Brands Using Nichrome Wire - Molly Winton
Tips and tricks to help you get good use out of your commercially made pyrography pens. Using nichrome wire, and various wire bending pliers, a selection of brands will be demonstrated that can be used to decorate and enhance your wood-turned projects.

Turning Thin - Michael Hosaluk
How thin can you go? Turning a bowl using gouge and shear scraping techniques.

Making Mini Vessels & Carving Textures - Molly Winton
Miniature vessels are fun and easy to make using tools readily available on the market, or using simple homemade hollowing tools. They can be a great way to experiment with unfamiliar or different forms, and provide a quick way to experiment with many different texturing and carving techniques.

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