Sunday, January 28, 2018
Part of my compensation from taching a weekend class at the John C Campbell Folk School last September was a paid up weekend class. So I took a class with John Keeton on "Turning an Ogee Bowl with Bling." I had a great time and now know the secret to achieving the elusive true ogee bowl shape. The band is textured with some acrylic gel medium and then highlighted with acrylic paints.
Friday, January 12, 2018
Isn't technology wonderful! It is now possible for demonstrations to be conducted live over the internet with the demonstrator operating their own equipment in their shop and presenting to a chapter across the country. One of my clubs, the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association had Lyle Jamieson do a presentation like this and I was impressed. It was absolutely like he was there in person.
Advantages to a club:
Advantages to a club:
- The opportunity to see a demonstrator they could not get to their club meeting.
- Lower costs because there are no travel costs.
- In many instances, better video than a club gets with their own camera operator and equipment because the demonstrator has a better lighting and video setup than a club might have.
Advantages for the Demonstrator
- No travel
- Using their own equipment with more options to show tools and have backup if there is some type of equipment failure
Here is a link to a presentation by Alan Zeinrich who is a woodturning pioneer in this area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnxKFbc0tnk
Is your club interested in having me do a live video demonstration?
I would be interested in working with you to make this happen. I have not done one yet but am working to get set up for one. The biggest constraint is the club must have a broad band internet connection and a laptop or tablet they can connect to a monitor and a champion willing to work with me to make sure we are both fully operational. If you have some interest, let's talk. You can message me through my Facebook page, my Youtube channel (send me a message through my About tab), or look me up in the AAW Membership directory. I am reluctant to put my telephone number here.