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April 20th – DAW Club Meeting: Cory White “Turning Good into Great – Woodturning Embellishments”

April 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Meeting Details:

This is a hybrid meeting — in-person at WoodWorld and on Zoom.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to members and also be available below prior to the meeting/demo. 

Topic: “Turning Good into Great – Woodturning Embellishments” by Cory White

Time: Thursday April 20, 2023

       – 6:30 PM Central – Social Time
       – 7:00 PM Central – Meeting Start

Cory White

Harker Heights, Texas

Email: corywhite7@gmail.com

Website: www.wherewoodisart.com




As long as I can remember, I’ve always viewed the world through a different lens, one of creativity, design and form. My love of woodturning began in November of 2015 when I bought my first lathe, an old Grizzly made in the late 80’s. Recently retired after 32 years in Texas Public Education, I am now blessed with the time and opportunity to fully pursue artistic creativity through woodturning. I specialize in turning and creating pieces with classic forms and lines, vessels reflecting organic beauty, and, most recently, using creative texturing and color dry brushing to elevate a piece’s beauty.

I am proud to be a member of both the Brazos Valley Woodturners and American Association of Woodturners.

DEMO: “Turning Good into Great – Woodturning Embellishments”

Most of the time, when we have finished a piece, it is pretty good. However, when we want that creation to be more than ordinary, better than just good enough, when we want it to be great, we can get it there by adding embellishments. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate just a few of the ways one can embellish a woodturning piece.


MATERIALS AND TOOLS:  Four to five wide-rimmed pre-turned bowls or platters for embellishing, rotary power carvers, power carving burs, deburring wheels, wood burner, wood burning nibs, soft bristle brass brush, black ink, acrylic paints, paint brushes.


PROCESS FOR THIS DEMO: With each bowl, I will

  1. Use a rotary power carver or wood burner to create embellishment patterns or textures,
  2. Deburr carved pattern or texture using a brass brush and/or using a rotary tool and deburring wheel
  3. Apply black ink to texture
  4. Dry brush embellishment area using acrylic paints.


Club Resources:

  • Library publications available on embellishing
  • Mentoring from club members

Online Resources and Links:

  • Carvers: Master Carver Micro-Pro, Ram BP50
  • Wood Burner: Burnmaster Hawk
  • Wood World website
  • MDI Woodcarvers Supply website
  • Blick Matte Acrylic Paints and Sets website
  • Blick Princeton Select Series 3750 Deer Foot Brushes website
  • Double Cut Carbide Rotary Burr Set – 10 Pcs 1/8″ Shank, 1/4″ Head Amazon website
  • Rocaris 40 Pack 1 inch Abrasive Wheel Buffing Polishing Wheel Set For Rotary Tool Amazon website
ZOOM information is listed below for members only (you must be logged in to see it).


April 20, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Dallas Area Woodturners
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13650 TI Blvd, Suite 101
Dallas, TX 75243 United States
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