West Bay Woodturners
Past Demonstrations

Past Demonstrations

Ashley Harwood

Ashley Harwood Sunday April 10 2016

Ashley Harwood is a good study on technique. She provided detailed instruction on all aspects of bowl turning. Tool grinding and angle, standing, holding the gouge, tool selection and other aspects were covered. It was good instruction and good review for advanced turners. Interesting how every professional has his/her own method of grinding. Pieces turned during the demonstration had good finishes, requiring only light sanding before finishing.

 

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Eric Lofstrom

Eric Lofstrom, Saturday, February 20, 2016

Did you make it to Eric Lofstorm's demo? If you didn't, you missed a a good time with several projects. His tool control, particularly the skew, was definitely impressive. He started showing us "the dance" and comparing the body motion to Japanese woodworkers. Unfortunately, it is a very hard motion to duplicate. He then turned a top, using just a skew, but one with his grind. He showed us a cheap homemade chatter tool, and some SeaHawk coloring. Next on tap was a lidded box, with a really nice feel for the lid. All this in the morning! Two more projects wrapped up the afternoon.

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Glenn Lucas

John Beaver, Sunday, November 15, 2015

Held at the Santa Clara High School wood shop in conjuction with the Silicon Valley Wood Turners.

John brought us into the world of wave vessels. He created and in clear detail showed us how to create such vessels. Turning the rough vessel appeared normal enought. But then he showed the the fixture used to hold the work on a bandsaw. As part of the demo he cut the wave with the saw, showed how to return the piece, re-assemble and finish. Wow!

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Glenn Lucas

Glenn Lucas, Saturday, Oct 12, 2015

Held at the Santa Clara High School wood shop in conjuction with the Silicon Valley Wood Turners.

Glenn Lucas is from Ireland, a production turner who uses choice Beech from the Irish woods. His demostration consisted of turning a plate and a bowl mixed with a slide show, video, comprehensive discussion of tool sharpening and a good dose of Irish talk and humor.

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Jason Breach

Jason Breach, Sunday, May 24, 2015

Held at the Santa Clara High School wood shop in conjuction with the Silicon Valley Wood Turners.

Jason Breach is from Devon England. He has done well to maintain the excellent woodturning reputation of the English. He showed tools, boxes and creative shapes during his informative presentation

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Mike Mahoney

Mike Mahoney on Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mike is a professional wood turner who is featured in galleries across the United States. His day long demonstration was instructive and entertaining. It was also inspiring. More than one of us ran home and turned an urn, resharpened our gouges, practiced our bowl turning, checked out our McNaughto coring tool or tried cutting threads. If he can do it in one hour, why does it take me three?

The turnout was great. Sixty turners and would be's watched for 6 hours and would have stayed longer if the schedule allowed.

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Ray Key

Ray Key on Sunday, May 11, 2014

 

Ray is a wizard with boxes, platter rims and bowls those who went came away with a world of knowledge..   


Ellsworth

David Ellsworth on March 9, 2014.   

46 woodturners turned out to see master woodturner David Ellsworth on Sunday, March 9, at Covington School.   

David entertained u res, taught us andfreshed us on how to turn wood. He turned two natural edge, one rimmed bowl and one hollow form.


Gardner

Mark Gardner on November 8, 2013

Hollow forms without hollowing, surface embellishment, and square bowl turning with multi-axis. 

  

See his website; Link


Fisher

Doug Fisher on May 3, 2013

Off center and textured turning.  Pictures at:  Link

See his web-site:  Link


Buckeye

Mike Jackofsky on March 10, 2013

A link to his website is here


Wirsing

Tom Wirsing on November 9th, 2012

A link to his website is here.

Video and brief report:  Here!

Brochure:  details and report added at this Link.


Clewes

Jimmy Clewes on July 21, 2012

A link to his website is here.

Demo page:  details and report.


Priddle Priddle

Graeme Priddle on May 5th, 2012

Joint with SVW.   A link to his website is here.

Priddle demonstrated off-center turning like the piece at right.  Pics by James on the demonstration:  Link


Fennell's work

J Paul Fennell on Oct 9, 2011 - Hands-on session on Oct 10.

See the report and videos here.

His website is here.  He makes hallow forms with carved outer surfaces.

Paul did a fine job of showing how he accomplishes the pieces shown in the pics at left and right. 

Thanks to Lonnie for hosting and to Paul for a fine demonstration of his work and methods. 


portrait

Michael Hosaluk demo on August 12, 2011

See this link for more details on this demo.

Thanks for Jim and Dan and others for hosting and setting up this demo.


Art in Shop

Art Liestman on May 10, 2011

Location: Vannier's garage

Art has been a frequent demonstrator at the Utah symposium as well as AAW. His work is in the del Mano gallery, and attracts hefty prices.demo_reports

His website: Click here.


Art in Shop

Chris Pytlik on Mar 13, 2011

Location: Los Altos Multi-Purpose Room

Chris is the all-round woodtuner artist. An excellent and creative turner, bleaching and dying expert, painter and finisher. His pieces are true works of art, prompting wonder, respect and inspiration in all of us.

See this report

And this report


Mike Mahoney

Mike Mahoney on Oct 17, 2010

Mike is a two-timer at West Bay Woodturners. But always interesting, instructional and insprational, come as often as you can, Mike, We'll come to watch.

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Malcolm Tibbets

Malcolm Tibbets Aug 7, 2010

With Malcolm it's about segmantation. He is a master.

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Stephen Hatcher

Stephen Hatcher on Mar, 2010

This demo had a short slide presentation of his work, hand-outs for the material source, and a demonstration of the inlay process. His work includes coloring and stone inlays that go far beyond just filling cracks. He uses a number of different kinds of stone.

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See his website here


at the lathe

David Ellsworth on March 15, 2009

David is also a two timer. Always a pleasure, David!

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