The Month of Woodworking Shows - All Seminars The Month of Woodworking Shows - All Seminars

Wood Finish

Friday, March 5, 2021

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Making Pens From A to Z
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Barry Gross
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1. Material & Pen Kit Selection, Drilling Techniques (Wood & Acrylics) 

·        Pen Kit Selection

      o   Taiwan vs China

      o   Single barrel / two barrel pens

·        Wood – stabilized / non-stabilized

·        Acrylic – polyester, acrylic acetate, Alumilite clear, Alumilite White

·        Drilling – Bladecote, Colt Drill Bits, Norseman Drill Bits

      o   Acrylics

            §  Polyester

            §  Acrylic Acetate

            §  Alumilite Clear / Hybrid

            §  Alumilite White Blanks

      o   Wood

            §  Stabilized vs Non-stabilized

- EST
Casting Pen Blanks
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1. Mold Selection & Clear Casting – No Pressure Pot

•    Silicone Molds vs HDPE – high-density polyethylene – high strength to density ratio

•    Tube-in silicone molds vs DogBone / DinoBone

      o    Leaks – plugs 

      o    Silicone Molds are tube specific / DogBone accommodates all     sizes.

      o    Stackable

      o    Cast-A-Blanka System

•    Polyester resin – no pressure pot 

•    Label casting (Fuente labels)

      o    Wrap tube & cast it / demold

      o    Turn & finish a polyester blank with a negative rake carbide tool

Saturday, March 6, 2021

- EST
Making Pens From A to Z
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Barry Gross
Barry Gross
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1. Material & Pen Kit Selection, Drilling Techniques (Wood & Acrylics) 

·        Pen Kit Selection

      o   Taiwan vs China

      o   Single barrel / two barrel pens

·        Wood – stabilized / non-stabilized

·        Acrylic – polyester, acrylic acetate, Alumilite clear, Alumilite White

·        Drilling – Bladecote, Colt Drill Bits, Norseman Drill Bits

      o   Acrylics

            §  Polyester

            §  Acrylic Acetate

            §  Alumilite Clear / Hybrid

            §  Alumilite White Blanks

      o   Wood

            §  Stabilized vs Non-stabilized

- EST
Casting Pen Blanks
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Barry Gross
Barry Gross
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1. Mold Selection & Clear Casting – No Pressure Pot

•    Silicone Molds vs HDPE – high-density polyethylene – high strength to density ratio

•    Tube-in silicone molds vs DogBone / DinoBone

      o    Leaks – plugs 

      o    Silicone Molds are tube specific / DogBone accommodates all     sizes.

      o    Stackable

      o    Cast-A-Blanka System

•    Polyester resin – no pressure pot 

•    Label casting (Fuente labels)

      o    Wrap tube & cast it / demold

      o    Turn & finish a polyester blank with a negative rake carbide tool

Friday, March 12, 2021

- EST
Making Pens From A to Z - Step 2 Gluing
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Barry Gross
Barry Gross
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2. Gluing Issues 

·        When to use CA Glue vs Epoxy Glue

·        Gluing acrylics – 5 minute epoxy

·        Painting tubes –  

      o   When to paint and what type of paint – When In doubt paint it! 

      o   What type of glue to use

·        CA Glue, 5 minute Epoxy, Wood, Acrylic – Painting tubes

- EST
Wicked Good Finish
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Roland Johnson
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is “what is the best finish?”. In this seminar I will show you how to apply one of my favorites, true oil-based varnish. We will look at both wipe-on and brush application.

- EST
Casting Pen Blanks
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Barry Gross
Barry Gross
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2. Clear Label Casting Alumilite Resins & New UV Curing Resin

•    Alumilite Clear & Clear Slow Resins

•    Making Colored Blanks

      o    Mold Release – Stoner / Wax Mold Release / Ultra 4 Mold Release

      o    Alumilite Dyes & Casting Pigments

      o    Block Mold Casting ( shredded credit cards)

•    Turn & finish an Alumilite blank 

- EST
Learn to Turn: Cuts and Scrapes
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Jeff Hornung
Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

Need to know how to use a bowl gouge? Want to get the most out of your carbide turning tools? Then this class is for you. We cover many of the basic tools, and some specialty, in this class to get your cutting (or scraping) in the right direction!

Saturday, March 13, 2021

- EST
Making Pens From A to Z - Step 2 Gluing
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Barry Gross
Barry Gross
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2. Gluing Issues 

·        When to use CA Glue vs Epoxy Glue

·        Gluing acrylics – 5 minute epoxy

·        Painting tubes –  

      o   When to paint and what type of paint – When In doubt paint it! 

      o   What type of glue to use

·        CA Glue, 5 minute Epoxy, Wood, Acrylic – Painting tubes

- EST
Wicked Good Finish
Join Stream
Roland Johnson
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is “what is the best finish?”. In this seminar I will show you how to apply one of my favorites, true oil-based varnish. We will look at both wipe-on and brush application.

- EST
Casting Pen Blanks
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Barry Gross
Barry Gross
BG Artforms

2. Clear Label Casting Alumilite Resins & New UV Curing Resin

•    Alumilite Clear & Clear Slow Resins

•    Making Colored Blanks

      o    Mold Release – Stoner / Wax Mold Release / Ultra 4 Mold Release

      o    Alumilite Dyes & Casting Pigments

      o    Block Mold Casting ( shredded credit cards)

•    Turn & finish an Alumilite blank 

- EST
Learn to Turn: Cuts and Scrapes
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Jeff Hornung
Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

Need to know how to use a bowl gouge? Want to get the most out of your carbide turning tools? Then this class is for you. We cover many of the basic tools, and some specialty, in this class to get your cutting (or scraping) in the right direction!

Friday, March 19, 2021

- EST
Making Pens From A to Z - Step 3 Squaring
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3. Squaring Your Pen Blank

·        Barrel Trimmer Set

      o   When not to use

·        Squaring Jig – demonstrate 5in. Benchtop Disc Sander

·        Turning Tool Selection & Demonstration

      o   High Speed Steel  

      o   Carbide

- EST
Handplanes
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Roland Johnson
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the real joys of woodworking is being able to surface wood using a hand plane. In this seminar we will discuss how to turn an old Stanley Bailey bench plane into a real treasure.

- EST
Casting Pen Blanks
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Barry Gross
Barry Gross
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3. Making Hybrid Burl Pen Blanks & Stabilizing Wood

•    Material Selection

      o    Stabilized vs non-stabilized material

      o    Stabilizing Your Wood for hybrid blanks

      o    Mold Selection – single / multiple channels / block

      o    Securing burl to mold

•    Casting your Hybrid

•    Tool Selection 

•    Turning & Finishing a hybrid pen blank

- EST
Learn To Turn: Basic Segmenting
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Jeff Hornung
Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

This class will show that you don’t need an engineering degree to use flat stock to create your turning blanks. Tablesaw basics, cutting sleds and simple software can make the entire process easy enough that even I can do it!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

- EST
Making Pens From A to Z - Step 3 Squaring
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Barry Gross
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3. Squaring Your Pen Blank

·        Barrel Trimmer Set

      o   When not to use

·        Squaring Jig – demonstrate 5in. Benchtop Disc Sander

·        Turning Tool Selection & Demonstration

      o   High Speed Steel  

      o   Carbide

- EST
Handplanes
Join Stream
Roland Johnson
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the real joys of woodworking is being able to surface wood using a hand plane. In this seminar we will discuss how to turn an old Stanley Bailey bench plane into a real treasure.

- EST
Casting Pen Blanks
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Barry Gross
Barry Gross
BG Artforms

3. Making Hybrid Burl Pen Blanks & Stabilizing Wood

•    Material Selection

      o    Stabilized vs non-stabilized material

      o    Stabilizing Your Wood for hybrid blanks

      o    Mold Selection – single / multiple channels / block

      o    Securing burl to mold

•    Casting your Hybrid

•    Tool Selection 

•    Turning & Finishing a hybrid pen blank

- EST
Learn To Turn: Basic Segmenting
Join Stream
Jeff Hornung
Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

This class will show that you don’t need an engineering degree to use flat stock to create your turning blanks. Tablesaw basics, cutting sleds and simple software can make the entire process easy enough that even I can do it!

Friday, March 26, 2021

- EST
Making Pens From A to Z - Final Step
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4. Turning, Sanding, Finishing & Assembling Your Pen Blank

·        Turning Acrylic Blanks

      o   What Tools to use

      o   Polyester

      o   Acrylic Acetate / Alumilite

·        Turning Wood Blanks

      o   What tools to use

      o   Stabilized Blank

      o   Non-Stabilized Blank

·        Sanding & Finishing Wood Blanks

      o   Friction Finish

      o   CA Glue Finish

·        Assembling your pen blank

      o   Dis-assembling you pen blank

- EST
Card Scrapers
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Roland Johnson
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the most useful tools in our woodworking shop is the card scraper. One of the most frustrating tools in our shop is the card scraper. I’ll show you how to quickly turn a little piece of steel into a grain-conquering hero. It’s darned near magic!

- EST
Casting Pen Blanks
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Barry Gross
Barry Gross
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4. Making Color Pen Blanks

•    Resin Selection

      o    Alumilite Clear or Alumilite White

      o    Polyester Resin

      o    Best dyes to color resin

•    Mold Selection 

•    Turning Alumilite clear resin vs Alumilite White

•    Proper tool selection

•    Finishing techniques for each resin

- EST
Learn to Turn: Hollowing Vessels
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Jeff Hornung
Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

We cover basic hand hollowing tools, mini tools and large captive systems. Cuts, angles and how to make successful hollow forms with ease.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

- EST
Making Pens From A to Z - Final Step
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Barry Gross
Barry Gross
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4. Turning, Sanding, Finishing & Assembling Your Pen Blank

·        Turning Acrylic Blanks

      o   What Tools to use

      o   Polyester

      o   Acrylic Acetate / Alumilite

·        Turning Wood Blanks

      o   What tools to use

      o   Stabilized Blank

      o   Non-Stabilized Blank

·        Sanding & Finishing Wood Blanks

      o   Friction Finish

      o   CA Glue Finish

·        Assembling your pen blank

      o   Dis-assembling you pen blank

- EST
Card Scrapers
Join Stream
Roland Johnson
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the most useful tools in our woodworking shop is the card scraper. One of the most frustrating tools in our shop is the card scraper. I’ll show you how to quickly turn a little piece of steel into a grain-conquering hero. It’s darned near magic!

- EST
Casting Pen Blanks
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Barry Gross
Barry Gross
BG Artforms

4. Making Color Pen Blanks

•    Resin Selection

      o    Alumilite Clear or Alumilite White

      o    Polyester Resin

      o    Best dyes to color resin

•    Mold Selection 

•    Turning Alumilite clear resin vs Alumilite White

•    Proper tool selection

•    Finishing techniques for each resin

- EST
Learn to Turn: Hollowing Vessels
Join Stream
Jeff Hornung
Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

We cover basic hand hollowing tools, mini tools and large captive systems. Cuts, angles and how to make successful hollow forms with ease.

Monday, May 31, 2021

- EST
Card Scrapers
Join Stream
Jeff Hornung
Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log
Roland Johnson
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the most useful tools in our woodworking shop is the card scraper. One of the most frustrating tools in our shop is the card scraper. I’ll show you how to quickly turn a little piece of steel into a grain-conquering hero. It’s darned near magic!

- EST
Handplanes
Join Stream
Jeff Hornung
Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log
Roland Johnson
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the real joys of woodworking is being able to surface wood using a hand plane. In this seminar we will discuss how to turn an old Stanley Bailey bench plane into a real treasure.

- EST
Sanding for a Finish
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Roland Johnson
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

Preparing for a finish is the most important aspect of finishing. We will discuss how to properly sand a project and the pitfalls that can turn a great project into a great disaster.

- EST
Wicked Good Finish
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Roland Johnson
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is “what is the best finish?”. In this seminar I will show you how to apply one of my favorites, true oil-based varnish. We will look at both wipe-on and brush application.