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Hands On OT Seminar Opportunity in Chicago

waitdrvn

Moderator
The Chicago Woodturners are sponsoring a wood turning seminar and have space available for more attendees. See the details below as they were sent out by them.

It's a good opportunity to be able check out OT if you're wondering whether you want to get into it or not as it will be a hands on seminar with about 7 rose engines being used. There will be teams on each lathe comprised of some who have ornamental turning experience along with some that don't.

I hope to see you there.

Regards,

David Lindow


Chicago Woodturners Ornamental Turning Seminar

On May 3, 4, and 5 The Chicago Wood Turner’s will be hosting a weekend Seminar on Ornamental Turning featuring David Lindow and Peter Gerstel. The theme of the meeting will be “getting more from less.” The focus will be on projects that use the main cutting frames such as the universal cutting frame, the eccentric cutter, and the drilling frame to create relatively elaborate yet simply executed patterns and designs. These patterns and designs will be incorporated into projects that will emphasize proper setting of cutting frames, phasing techniques, choosing rubbers to get varied and predictable shapes from the same rosette, getting good finishes, and the use of different cutters. The main project will be an oval box with pumping patterns on the side. Smaller projects will also be included to demonstrate techniques and practices on a smaller project before implementing them into the oval box. The eccentric chuck will also be used on one of the projects. The projects will offer ideas and instruction that can be grasped by the complete novice as well as techniques that will advance the skills of the moderately experienced practitioner.

Two days will be filled with practical exercises on the Lindow Rose Engine. It will also be a good opportunity to both see and try out tooling if you are contemplating getting into ornamental turning as it’s intended to be a hands-on seminar, and there will be multiple rose engines available for demonstration and use.

Whether you are already into ornamental turning and rose engines or just interested in the art form come prepared for two days of intense, practical learning on actual machines. Other makes of rose engines both homemade and manufactured are welcome too. If you can bring the machine you normally do work on please do.

If interested email Marie Anderson at manderson@nortonmcmurray.com. Spots are limited so let her know of your interest ASAP. The cost for Friday and Saturday is $100 which will cover a continental breakfast and lunch.

Sunday is an optional ½ day available for an additional $25. Sunday will cover the making of carbide cutters. This portion of the seminar is intended for those who are more seriously into the use of the rose engine. Cutting, shaping, and grinding of concave, convex, and angular cutters will be demonstrated in a hands one manner. Cutter blanks will be available for purchase. The additional cost will cover continental breakfast and lunch.
 

waitdrvn

Moderator
Thanks to all who attended the meeting in Chicago. We had 8 rose engines there for a full hands on experience. There were about 23 people with a range of experience from those who had to ask what a rubber and rosette were to very accomplished turners (at times I thought that someone else should be guiding the experience). A special thanks for go to Peter Gerstel for coming out from Washington, preparing all the blanks, and doing the bigger part of instruction. A very big thanks goes to Chicago Woodturners for sponsoring the experience and to Normac for providing an incredibly good venue without which none of it could happen. Thanks also to Marie Anderson for getting it organized.

Lastly, thanks to all who brought their machines. Coupling the risk of damage with the pain of moving them it's a big pain. We couldn't have done it without all of you.

Regards,

David Lindow
 
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