Nor-Cal Woodturners

Making a Hollow Form without special tools

  • September 22, 2020
  • 6:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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Our next remote monthly demo will be by Chris Lawrence from Black Label Woodworks.  He will be creating a hollow form without the need for special hollowing tools. Chris will only be using bowl gouges, spindle gouges, skews, scrapers and parting tools.  He'll also be showing how he uses crushed turquoise and other materials to decorate his pieces.

Chris started his fascination with wood the first day he stepped into wood shop class in high school. After graduating he continued his enjoyment working with wood starting out with a hand me down radial arm saw from the 70’s along with a few hand held power tools and hand tools. In 2011 Chris purchased his first lathe and proceeded to make piles of wood chips until he figured out how to make a usable item. From that point on he was hooked and has been perfecting his craft ever since. Being a member of the Atlantic Shore Woodturners club and the American Association of Woodturners has allowed him to share his experience with others along with gaining experience.

Chris currently is focusing on twice turned green wood vessels in a south western pottery style. In between batches of green wood he turns other types of wood turnings from simple pens to complicated segmented pieces to fill his spaces at local hand made shops and art/craft shows. Chris is always experimenting with new techniques. He can be followed on Instagram and Facebook to see his progression through the wonderful world of wood turning.

This demonstration is Free for Nor-Cal Woodturners members and $ 10 each for non-members so be sure to login to your Nor-Cal account before registering.. 

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