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There are several key themes woven into the presentation.
Woodturning is a journey, not just making a thing.
The journey starts with a simple horizontal disc then progresses to a vertical disc that becomes a canvas for a multitude of coloring, texturing, and carving techniques.
Breaking the pattern of jumping from one form to the next. Doing them all, but not mastering any of them.
The importance of working out the sequence of operations before you start.
And oh yes, the bulk of the time is spent actually making a functional multi-axis, vertical flower disc.
With the disc completed, I walk the audience through a variety of textures, coloring techniques, and carvings that can be used to embellish the basic form. The use of water-based dye will be shown. The demonstration can vary in length from 1-1/2 to 3 hours depending upon how many embellishment techniques discussed.