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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) in High Definition

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) in High Definition

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 Presented in High Definition

Live presentations from the comfort of your home.

Ask the Woodturner - FREE

Come join us for Jim Echter’s monthly Ask the Woodturner session. These have been a lot of fun, the attendees are all getting to make new friends and the group gets larger every month as the word gets out. Just like the title says, Jim will be in his studio to answer questions or explain techniques and processes. Take advantage of speaking with a production turner and educator with over 44 years’ experience. We have been averaging about 20 topics at each session. So bring your questions and ideas and join in on this educational and fun session.

Date: Sunday TBD
Time: 12 noon ET

Making Tool Handles - $12

As a frugal woodturner, I like to make many of my own tools and every tool needs a nice custom handle. Turning your own tool handles is a wonderful opportunity to improve your spindle turning skills, will challenge you to fit the ferrule, allow you to try different woods and is very satisfying. In this demo, I’ll show you all the steps I go through to turn my wooden handles. We’ll discuss ferrules, what type to use and where to source them. I’ll show you how I plane a wide cove on the handle with the skew. We’ll then discuss finishes. As a wrap up, I’ll review how I make my low cost aluminum handles. This demo is appropriate for all skill levels.

Date: Wednesday, May 5
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm ET

Turn Three Spin Tops - $12

Every child enjoys spin tops. Every executive needs a desk toy for those long Zoom meetings. Every woodturner needs a practice exercise to warm up with. Spin tops are great for this. In this demo, I’ll show you how I turn and embellish a one piece finger top. I’ll show you 4 different embellishment techniques I use to decorate my tops. Then we’ll turn a two piece top. Two piece top are challenging since you are dealing with two different grain directions. We’ll wrap up by turning a throw top.

Date: Tuesday, May 18
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm ET

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