Hi folks, the summer is nearly over, vacations are now memories, time to get back to woodturning. The Chesapeake Woodturners are needing to fill vacacies for Alan Lelands class on making a contemporary lamp. In case you missed the earlier notice I've copied it below. We also need someone to host Alan for two days during his stay in Annapolis. He plans on arriving Thursday the 13th and will leave after the Demonstration on Saturday the 15 th.
Alan Leland from North Carolina will be demonstrating at our meeting on September 15th and will be holding a one day class on September 14th. The class be on lamp making and will focus on some of the skills and techniques used to add detail to bowl & platter rims as turning the lamp base is similar to turning a bowl or platter. Attendees will also learn some techniques for repetitive turning/production work. For the lamp spindle the use of a story stick will be taught as an aid in production work. Emphasis will be on tool technique and improving one skills base to make turning easier and more fun and less like work. Alan say that "In most of my classes and workshops the main focus is on developing and improving tool techniques and on building skills the project is the means to draw students into the class. Coloring and dying techniques can be discussed as well and maybe even some texturing and detailing techniques depending upon the skill level of the students. This class is good for advanced students who have an open mind and would like to improve their turning skills, as well as beginners." If you are interested in the class, please let me know asap. Cost of the class will be $160 including wood and electrical parts for your prized project.