Nor-Cal Woodturners

Art Liestman Demonstration

  • October 24, 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Woodcraft, 9523 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95827
  • 20


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    Art Liestman has been making and selling turned objects for about 20 years.   He particularly likes making whimsical objects and objects that do not appear to be made on the lathe.  

Art’s work has been featured in numerous shows and exhibitions, in various magazine articles, and in several books.  He has demonstrated at the AAW Woodturning symposium, the French national woodturning symposium, the Utah Symposium, and other regional symposia.  He regularly demonstrates and teaches for AAW chapters across North America.

Art, originally from Kansas, has lived in Coquitlam, British Columbia for many years.  He is retired from his career as a university Professor.

For our event Art will be demonstrating:

1.  The lost wood process - I turn spindle blanks that are made up of three laminated layers.  After turning, the middle layer is removed and the two outer layers are rejoined to give a turned object that isn't round.  More details can be found in my American Woodturner article "Beyond Round: The Lost Wood Process" (August 2012).  This should be understandable and within the abilities of any of your members.

2.  Therming - I discuss the construction of jigs and show how to use them to turn curved surfaces on wood blanks.  More details can be found in my American Woodturner article "Beyond Round: Therming" (April 2010).  This is a bit more challenging and should only be attempted by the more experienced turners in your group.  

3.  The design and construction of teapots -  This is largely a presentation of lots of images of wood teapots, together with discussion of various different approaches to construct them.  This is intended to encourage members to think outside the box and to be inspired by the many approaches that woodturners have taken.  If there is time, I will also turn a teapot body and/or turn and bend a teapot spout.





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