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Demonstrations & Panel Discussions

In 2019, we'll be featuring an especially strong line-up of rotations on beginner learning topics - all in addition to rotations for more advanced skill levels.

 

Planning Guide/Handout Book

Preview the handout book online for details of the AAW Symposium, including: Special Presentation, Special Interest Sessions, Convention Center floor plans, Trade Show list and floor plans, schedule, abstracts of rotations, Exhibitions & Auctions information, Youth Classes, and more! Click here.

 


Rotations / Demonstrators

(Preliminary list, subject to change.)

First

Last


Demo Title

Blue shading indicates "Al's Skill Builder Picks" suitable for beginners and  those who seek to strengthen their basic woodturning skills.

Emiliano

Achaval

Bowls & Platters

Hawaiian Calabash History and Repairs

Emiliano

Achaval

Boxes

Hand Chased Threaded Boxes

Benoit

Averly

Boxes

Hut Boxes

Benoit

Averly

Boxes

Little Boxes with A French Accent

Benoit

Averly

Embellishment, Finishing, Carving, Design

Textures Patterns and Proportions

Christian

Brisepierre

Boxes

Spherical Music Box

Christian

Brisepierre

Bowls & Platters

Turning an Elliptical Platter

Max

Brosi

Multiaxis

Bat Form

Max

Brosi

Multiaxis

Octahedron Form

Max

Brosi

Multiaxis

Whalebone Form

Sharon

Doughtie

Embellishment, Finishing, Carving, Design

Techniques for Using Acrylic and Milk Paints

Sharon

Doughtie

Boxes

Turning an Open Form Box for Embellishment

Jim

Echter

Tool Making & Tool Handling

The Sensational Skew

Dennis

Fuge

Hollow Forms

Hollow Vessels from The Bottom Up

Troy

Grimwood

Treasures

Ancient Treasure

Troy

Grimwood

Embellishment, Finishing, Carving, Design

Decorating the Treasure

Troy

Grimwood

Bowls & Platters

Roly Bowl

Carol Hall

Embellishment, Finishing, Carving, Design

Beyond Brown and Round
Carol Hall

Embellishment, Finishing, Carving, Design

Surface Enhancement

Ashley

Harwood

Bowls & Platters

Platter Turning

Ashley

Harwood

Spindles & Finials

Sea Urchin Ornaments and Fine Spindle Turning

Ashley

Harwood

Bowls & Platters

Push Cut Bowl Turning

Brian

Horais

Segmented Work

Spiral Edge Segmented Designs

Mike

Jackofsky

Hollow Forms

Creating Hollow Form Shapes

Mike

Jackofsky

Hollow Forms

Small Scale Hollow Vessels

Mike

Jackofsky

Hollow Forms

Making Hollow Vessels

John

Jordan

Hollow Forms

Hollow Turning

John

Jordan

Embellishment, Finishing, Carving, Design

Carving & Texturing

Stuart

Kent

Bowls & Platters

Bowl Coring Simplified

Stuart

Kent

Bowls & Platters

Large Scale Sculptures

John

Lucas

Embellishment, Finishing, Carving, Design

Simple Elegant Surface Enhancement

John

Lucas

Tool Making & Tool Handling

Using A Router on The Lathe

John

Lucas

Spindles & Finials

Turning A Hand Mirror

Jerry

Measimer

Treasures

Turning a Cowboy Hat

Alan

Miotke

Segmented Work

Adding Texture to Segmented Design

Alan

Miotke

Bowls & Platters

Bowl from a Board

Pascal

Oudet

Boxes

Original Box

Pascal

Oudet

Hollow Forms

Thin Tubes

Pascal

Oudet

Embellishment, Finishing, Carving, Design

Oak Lace (Sandblasting)

Pascal

Oudet

Hollow Forms

Turning and Carving a Teapot

Dennis

Paullus

Boxes

Threading Wood

Dennis

Paullus

Boxes

Acorn Boxes

Frank

Penta

Bowls & Platters

Design and Turn Laminated Wood

Toni

Ransfield

Pens

Creating Polymer Clay Pens

Willie

Simmons

Spindles & Finials

Quick and Easy Handles

Willie

Simmons

Spindles & Finials

Peppermills

Dick

Sing

Treasure

Birdhouse Ornament

Dick

Sing

Embellishment, Finishing, Carving, Design

Off Set Inlays

Dick

Sing

Pens

Pens

Dick

Sing

Pens

Pens with Pizzazz

Dick

Sing

Treasures

Pocket Watch

Bruce

Trojan

Bowls & Platters

Off Center Platter

Colwin

Way

Bowls & Platters

Bowls!!

Colwin

Way

Treasure

Christmas Pyramid

Colwin

Way

Tool Making & Tool Handling

Taming the Skew

Kimberly

Winkle

Embellishment, Finishing, Carving, Design

From Drab to Pizzazz: Milk Paint and Surface Embellishment

Kimberly

Winkle

Spindles & Finials

Turning a Foot Stool

Tom

Wirsing

Tool Making & Tool Handling

Tool Steels and Grinders

Tom

Wirsing

Bowls & Platters

Two-Step Platter Process

 

Artist Showcase

 First Last    Topic
Luc Deroo Rebecq, Belgium

Multi-Orbital Woodturning (two sessions) Cancelled due to family illness.


Laurent Niclot Aiguines, France

Miniature teapot


Laurent Niclot  Aiguines, France Drop turned and carved

 

Special Interest Groups

CHANGE: These groups will meet on Friday, July 12, at lunchtime.

 Group Moderator
Ultimate Beginner Guide for Woodturning: Join this session to amp up your learning curve and maximum your resources.  Jeff Hornung

Nonprofit and fundraising for AAW Chapters: Advice and help for our chapter leaders in filing with the IRS to be a non-profit and incorporating in your state. This panel will cover fundraising!

 

Henry Doolittle and Denis Delehanty

Women in Turning (WIT): Share Ideas to involve women in your chapter. Updates from WIT committee and the 2019 Exchange.

 

Kathleen Duncan and Andi Wolfe

Gizmos & Gadgets: This session will feature some of the gadgets that woodturners have designed, items they have repurposed to improve their woodturning techniques.

 

Rob Wallace

Principally Pens: Join this online virtual chapter for its annual meeting.

 

Kurt Hertzog

Rethinking Demonstrations-Live Internet Video: Learn how to conduct demonstrations from your shop. Enjoy live, interactive audience participation in a faraway chapter location.

 

Alan Zenreich

Segmented Woodturners: This annual meeting of the Segmented Woodturners is open to everyone with an interest in or curiosity about segmenting.

 

Al Miotke

Panel Discussions

 Topic Panelists
Woodturning with Physical Limitations (Teaching, Technology, Adaptive Equipment) Andi Sullivan, Brent English, Alan Zenreich, Troy Grimwood

Instant Gallery Critique

 

Charlotte Wainwright, Betty Scarpino, Michael McMillan
 Intimate Critique

Mike Jackofsky (Hollow forms) 

Tom Wirsing (Platters, bowls) 

Sharon Doughtie (Surface embellishments) 

Nick Cook (Functional pieces) 

Janice Levi & Sally Ault (Wearable art) 

Dick Sing (Functional pieces, bowls) 

Graeme Priddle & Melissa Engler (Surface embellishments, sculpture)

Social Media: How to promote and sell your work via Internet venues, various options and what works best, getting started for the novice, maximizing the benefits of each social media option


Kimberly Winkle, Betty Scarpino, Max Brosi, Benoit Averly

Grants and How to Obtain Them: Are grants the solution? How and when to utilize grant opportunities.

 

Molly Winton, Denis Delahanty, Al Miotke

Selling Through the Physical Marketplace: Craft fairs, brick and mortar galleries, when to sell through an exclusive venue

 

Sharon Doughtie (moderator), Ashley Harwood, Frank Penta

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: History of wood turned artwork, where we are today, the artists of tomorrow, how to keep the spirit alive.

 

David Ellsworth, Michael McMillan, Albert LeCoff

Teaching and Demonstrating: How to get started in the professional circuit, teaching opportunities through hands on settings, demonstration opportunities.

 

Andy Cole, Mike Jackofsky, Kip Christensen

The Creative Process: Moving from vision to finished work, how to get “unstuck” when backed into a corner, where inspiration comes from, every artist has a different view, finding your own voice.

 

David Ellsworth, Kimberly Winkle, Jennifer-Navva Milliken

Getting Rich at Woodturning...and Still Making Enough Money to Survive: How to set your prices, choosing the best way to start selling your work, when to quit your day job, having fun making really cool stuff vs production work. 

 

Mike Mahoney, Ashley Harwood, Dennis Paullus

Photography for Woodturners: Good pictures matter, taking great shots with simple equipment.

 

John Beaver, Rudy Lopez 

Longevity-What makes your work stand the test of time? This panel will address: 1) technical aspects like glue, finishes, and wood use, 2) form, style, fragility, show ability or use, and 3) the makers body of work as it relates to his/her legacy and longevity.

 

John Beaver (moderator & contributor), Steve Keeble, Albert LeCoff, Curt Theobald

 


 

 

 

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