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

Wood Turning

Friday, March 5, 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

Saturday, March 6, 2021

- EST
Making Pens From A to Z
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Barry Gross
Barry Gross
BG Artforms

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
BG Artforms

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
Learn to Turn: Sharpening your lathe tools
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Jeff Hornung
Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

We head to the grinder for this one and cover everything you need to know about sharpening. Class will demonstrate actual sharpening in real time plus tips and tricks to get the best edge ever.

- EST
Wood Turning: Refining The Shape
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Sponsored by Robert Sorby Tools: The initial turning process is but a start. Once you have roughed in the shape of a turned piece, it is time to refine the form into a pleasing shape. In this seminar, Bradley will share his tips, tricks, and techniques to reveal a beautiful design pleasing to the eye. Refining the figure is a sculptural aspect of woodturning, where we get to bring our design ideas to life.

- 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!

- EST
Resin Casting: Add The Pizzaz
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Sponsored by Chroma-Craft: Want to make your resin really pop? Casting resin is like a blank canvas; there are multitudes of ingredients we can add to create genuinely unique resin art! In this seminar, Bradley demonstrates using color tints, pearlescent and iridescent powders, films, glitters, gemstones, and shells, to name just a few. Your only limitation is your imagination. Release your creativity with the information demonstrated in this colorful seminar.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

- EST
Making Pens From A to Z - Step 2 Gluing
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Barry Gross
Barry Gross
BG Artforms

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
Learn to Turn: Sharpening your lathe tools
Join Stream
Jeff Hornung
Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

We head to the grinder for this one and cover everything you need to know about sharpening. Class will demonstrate actual sharpening in real time plus tips and tricks to get the best edge ever.

- EST
Wood Turning: Refining The Shape
Join Stream

Sponsored by Robert Sorby Tools: The initial turning process is but a start. Once you have roughed in the shape of a turned piece, it is time to refine the form into a pleasing shape. In this seminar, Bradley will share his tips, tricks, and techniques to reveal a beautiful design pleasing to the eye. Refining the figure is a sculptural aspect of woodturning, where we get to bring our design ideas to life.

- EST
Casting Pen Blanks
Join Stream
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
Join Stream
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!

- EST
Resin Casting: Add The Pizzaz
Join Stream

Sponsored by Chroma-Craft: Want to make your resin really pop? Casting resin is like a blank canvas; there are multitudes of ingredients we can add to create genuinely unique resin art! In this seminar, Bradley demonstrates using color tints, pearlescent and iridescent powders, films, glitters, gemstones, and shells, to name just a few. Your only limitation is your imagination. Release your creativity with the information demonstrated in this colorful seminar.

Friday, March 19, 2021

- EST
Making Pens From A to Z - Step 3 Squaring
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Barry Gross
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
Learn to Turn: Fancy or Faux Finish
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Jeff Hornung
Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

You’ll learn some great embellishing techniques. Texture, paint, dyes, gilding and reactive metals. Take your turnings to the next level!

- EST
Woodturning: Surface Effects And Enhancements
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Sponsored by Grex Airbrushes: Transforming any ordinary piece of wood into a unique and fantastic piece is quick and easy. In this seminar, Bradley teaches you to utilize simple techniques and materials to add a touch of accent or completely transform your work. He demonstrates the use of textures, airbrushes & stencils, wood dyes & paints, gilding cream, reactive metallic paints, and dry brushing pearlescent powders.

- 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
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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!

- EST
Resin Turning: Turns Like Butter
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Sponsored by Spiracraft: The turning of resin thought to be difficult and out of reach for many turners, is now quick and easy. Bradley teaches you to use modified conventional tool profiles and readily available carbide cutters to have ribbons of resin smoothly flowing from your lathe during this seminar. Your cast resin will be as smooth as a clean shave after he shares his simple techniques with you.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

- EST
Making Pens From A to Z - Step 3 Squaring
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Barry Gross
Barry Gross
BG Artforms

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
Learn to Turn: Fancy or Faux Finish
Join Stream
Jeff Hornung
Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

You’ll learn some great embellishing techniques. Texture, paint, dyes, gilding and reactive metals. Take your turnings to the next level!

- EST
Woodturning: Surface Effects And Enhancements
Join Stream

Sponsored by Grex Airbrushes: Transforming any ordinary piece of wood into a unique and fantastic piece is quick and easy. In this seminar, Bradley teaches you to utilize simple techniques and materials to add a touch of accent or completely transform your work. He demonstrates the use of textures, airbrushes & stencils, wood dyes & paints, gilding cream, reactive metallic paints, and dry brushing pearlescent powders.

- EST
Casting Pen Blanks
Join Stream
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!

- EST
Resin Turning: Turns Like Butter
Join Stream

Sponsored by Spiracraft: The turning of resin thought to be difficult and out of reach for many turners, is now quick and easy. Bradley teaches you to use modified conventional tool profiles and readily available carbide cutters to have ribbons of resin smoothly flowing from your lathe during this seminar. Your cast resin will be as smooth as a clean shave after he shares his simple techniques with you.

Friday, March 26, 2021

- EST
Making Pens From A to Z - Final Step
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Barry Gross
Barry Gross
BG Artforms

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
Learn to Turn: Thread Chasing
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Jeff Hornung
Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

I’ll show you just how easy it is to use hand thread chasing tools. Tips and tricks plus great ways to practice. I’ll also demonstrate a threading jig for quick and accurate repeatable threading.

- EST
Woodturning: All About The Finish
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Sponsored by Chroma-Craft: You have made it to the finishing stage; now what? Do not miss this seminar! The last step in any project is the application of a finish. Bradley takes you through the steps needed to complete your work with the proper finishing material such as wax, oil, lacquer, or urethane. Most importantly, he teaches you how to finish the finish in that final step to a completed project.

- 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.

- EST
Resin Turning: Make It Shine
Join Stream

Sponsored by Spiracraft: Wrap up your resin turning project with a smooth as glass finish. In this final seminar on resin turning, Bradley teaches you how to achieve the ultimate surface using proper sanding techniques and mild abrasive pastes and compounds. It is a lot easier than you might think!

Saturday, March 27, 2021

- EST
Making Pens From A to Z - Final Step
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Barry Gross
Barry Gross
BG Artforms

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
Learn to Turn: Thread Chasing
Join Stream
Jeff Hornung
Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

I’ll show you just how easy it is to use hand thread chasing tools. Tips and tricks plus great ways to practice. I’ll also demonstrate a threading jig for quick and accurate repeatable threading.

- EST
Woodturning: All About The Finish
Join Stream

Sponsored by Chroma-Craft: You have made it to the finishing stage; now what? Do not miss this seminar! The last step in any project is the application of a finish. Bradley takes you through the steps needed to complete your work with the proper finishing material such as wax, oil, lacquer, or urethane. Most importantly, he teaches you how to finish the finish in that final step to a completed project.

- EST
Casting Pen Blanks
Join Stream
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.

- EST
Resin Turning: Make It Shine
Join Stream

Sponsored by Spiracraft: Wrap up your resin turning project with a smooth as glass finish. In this final seminar on resin turning, Bradley teaches you how to achieve the ultimate surface using proper sanding techniques and mild abrasive pastes and compounds. It is a lot easier than you might think!