Learn To Turn

Interactive Remote Demos (IRD) | Personal Remote Demos (PRD) | Private Lessons | Club Demos and Workshops

Striving to enhance your knowledge of woodtuning.

Interactive Remote Demos (IRD)

Live Interactive Remote Demos are a great way to bring world class talent to your club or group members. Utilizing a multi camera set-up, you get to see the tool action close-up as well as from the side so you see body movement. This ensures you are presenting the tool cutting edge in the most effective and efficient manner. Currently, we can host up to 98 attendees at an IRD.

Personal Remote Demos (PRD)

Personal Remote Demos are demos are held on a monthly basis and open to anyone to attend. Pick the topics that interest you and join in the fun. Meet other turners from around the world from the comfort of your own streaming device while you are learning new techniques and processes. To see the schedule of our upcoming PRD’s, click here.

Private Lessons

Lessons are structured around where you are in your woodturning journey and what you want to learn. Are you a beginner and need to know where to start? An intermediate turner and want to fine tune your skills? An advanced turner that just wants to learn spindle turning? Whatever your level of turning we have a private lessons available for you.

Club Demos and Workshops

We love conducting In-Person Live Demos and Workshops for woodturning clubs. Held in a multi-day format. The first day is a live demonstration. The next 1 to 4 days are hands on workshops or classes. Topics include the Sensational Skew, Spindling Your Way to Better Bowls, Introduction to Spindle Turning, and Box Turning. Contact us to discuss topics and schedules for your woodturning club. Our tools are packed and we are ready to travel.

Upcoming Personal Remote Demos

Live presentations from the comfort of your home.

Setting Up Your Skew - $10

You cannot learn to use the skew unless it is set up with a proper skew angle, bevel angle, shaft profile and honed razor sharp. After demoing at symposiums and for many clubs around the country, I have discovered that most turners don’t have their skews properly profiled. This is one main reason turners have issues learning to use this sensational tool. I’ll show you how to take a factory new or an old skew, put on a proper skew angle, grind the bevel to the correct inclusive angle, profile the top and bottom surfaces and how to hone for a razor sharp edge. Once done, then you will be able to easily maintain that razor edge and learn how to use the Sensational Skew.

Date: Wednesday September 30
Time: 7 – 8:30 pm est

Things I Wish I Knew as a Beginner - $10

Every advanced woodturner was once a beginner. Some of us were lucky enough to enjoy lessons or had access to books and DVDs on woodturning topics. For many turners, however, woodturning is a self-taught endeavor. Based on my forty plus years as a production woodturner, I offer tips and suggestions that I wish I had known when first starting to turn wood. My goal for this demo is to help you minimize your learning time, save you money and show you how to be safe while spinning wood.

Date: Sunday September 20
Time: 2 – 3:30 pm est

Intro to Turning A Box - $10

Want to start turning boxes? Then this demo is for you!
Boxes are fun and challenging to turn. They make great presents. Boxes can be made with a minimal
investment in tools, equipment and materials. In this demo, Jim with take you through the thought
process of function, fit and design that every turner goes through when turning a box.
The “why” of making boxes
Review good reference materials
Types of Boxes
Box Fundamentals
Three Methods of Making a Box
Box Decision / Design Process
Tools needed
Jim will turn a couple of boxes and also share some embellishment ideas.

Date: TBD
Time: TBD 

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