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Member Class – Natural Edges and Voids (2nd group)
February 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
The use of Natural Edges and Voids in wood turning, from tree to finished piece.
The first class has sold out so Kevin Bassett has agreed to teach it a second time
Kevin Bassett will teach a one – day class on February 27th. The cost is $25.00 for the live, hands on session. Only 6 spots are available. Buy tickets below …
This class is geared for the intermediate to the advanced wood turner. Wood will be available, or you can bring your own. Lunch will not be provided. The class will begin at 10 am and be cleaned up and complete by 3:30 pm with a 45minute break for lunch at 12:00. You may bring your own sack lunch.
The class will cover most aspects of turning Green wood and utilizing the Live or Natural Bark Edge of the tree and/or the natural voids which the tree may present. Areas which will be explored include: grain orientations, (end grain and cross grain), selection of wood available locally, possibilities which exist for creating a bowl, a shallow dish or a hollow form, problems and issues which may occur. An understanding of wood anatomy and the decay process and how these attributes can be exploited in an artistic manner will be also explored. Tooling options, technique and safety will be discussed. Safety masks/shields will be mandatory. Please be ready to follow safety protocols for Covid and turning safety. Face shields are necessary as wood especially wood with voids can be unpredictable. Bring your favorite tools, skill and imagination and a chunk of wood if you like.
A short Bio.
Kevin has been turning for over 25 years. He holds a BS degree in Plant Pathology from Colorado State University and is a Certified Arborist with over 40 years’ experience in the tree care industry mostly in North Texas. Kevin has been recognized as Arborist of the year twice by the Texas Chapter International Society of Arboriculture.
Kevin’s wood turnings have been displayed at Galleries in Arizona, Texas, Arkansas and Colorado. Kevin won first place in the “Masters at Work “ 2007” competition, held at the Oklahoma Forest Heritage Center at Beavers Bend Resort Park in Oklahoma. As well as doing demonstrations for DAW, North Texas Woodturners, East Texas Woodturners, Central Oklahoma Woodturners, Golden Triangle Woodturners and Hunt County Wood Turners he is a two- time regional demonstrator at SWAT. Some of Kevin’s work may viewed at kbwoodturnings.com