July 2016 Demo


“Horizontal Lamination for Pens

Ken Cardin

After spending five years turning the normal bowls and other really round things that no one really used, I thought I would give pens a try and maybe pens would be used instead of sitting on a shelf. After doing twenty or so pens in wood and acrylic, I had pretty much exhausted all of the useable shapes that you can create with pens and quit for a while. Crusing the internet one day I came across a story about a 15 year old that was turning pens with unusual laminations of wood. I followed up and made about ten wo0den laminated pens and lost interest again.....By now you have figured me out in that once I have learned the new wood turning interest, I am bored with it. Suddenly a new challenge flickered across my pea sized brain. If you could laminate wood, could you laminate acrylic with a metal separation betwween the laminations and away I went, chasing this new rabbit. The result was an acrylic pen with at least two colors of acrylic laminated with metal strips separating the laminations producing an acrylic pen with an appearence of metal strips inlaid between different colors of acrylic. This demo will prepare you to make this type of pen for your self.


June 2016 Demo


“Finishing and Crazy Bowl Demo


Dale Green

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IMG 0876I'm looking forward to June 30th demo. I made my first bowl in 1994, 22
years ago. I never took lessons but went to the Provo, Utah Symposium for
15 years and watched the best wood turners in the world.

The first part of the demonstration will be about my favorite finishing
technique. Over the years it has served me very well.

After watching a Frenchman on YouTube turning a dizzy bowl and I made 10
like it in the last few months. Part of the demo will be demonstrating the
techniques required for making the bowl. It requires the use of the table
saw, band saw, belt sander and lathe.
Dale Green

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May 2016 Demo


“Sharpening Doesn’t Have to be a Grind!


Paul Tiefel

Demo Info/ Handout


PaultiefelThis demo will cover a lot more than just sharpening tools! Certainly the presentation will include the turning tools most commonly used and how they are sharpened. However, it is helpful to understand both the advantages and the limitations of a given tool geometry. For example, there are limits to the shape of bowl that can be turned with a bowl gouge that has a 40 bevel angle. The geometry of certain tool shapes will be discussed using diagrams and tool models that Paul has prepared.


The Oneway Wolverine sharpening system will be used in the demo and Paul will discuss a few other sharpening aids that he has used. The demo will also cover the use and sharpening of some turning tools that are not commonly used such as the Bedan, Captive Ring Tool and the Spindlemaster. If time allows, Paul will turn with some of the tools and end the demo with a turning project.


Paul Tiefel has worked with wood since he was a boy helping in his Dad’s workshop. His first successful projects were the treehouses Paul and his brother built in the large Hickory Nut Trees on their property. He first exposure to woodturning was in Junior High School shop class.


Paul received a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1973 and began working in the oil and gas exploration business. In 2001, Paul moved to North Texas and semi-retired. Soon thereafter he started woodturning in earnest and joined the Woodturners of North Texas in 2002.



April 2016 Demo


Turning a Cowboy Hat


Kevin Leon Felderhoff

Hand out


woodturning demonstrator kevin felderhoff Kevin Felderhoff was born and raised in Muenster, Texas woodhat wood cowboy hatand earned a BS of Industrial Technology with an emphasis in Construction Management from Texas State University in San Marcos Texas. He has lived in Birmingham, Alabama; Brevard, North Carolina and currently lives in Taylors, South Carolina and turns for a hobby.

Kevin’s love for building things and working with wood began in his high school years. He was fortunate to have an awesome shop teacher who taught him great wood working techniques. While in Alabama, a colleague introduced him to woodturning and Kevin quickly became involved with the Alabama Woodturners and in fact was elected President in 2009. He began turning on a Rikon Mini Lathe in 2007 and currently is turning on a Powermatic 3520B. Living in the mountains of North Carolina, Kevin had the opportunity to participate in numerous exhibitions and demonstrations. Fallen wood was prevalent and provided opportunities to challenge and grow his analytical and artistic mind. It was satisfying to Kevin to rescue a gnarly piece of wood and transform it to an exquisite piece of unique art. Turning for Kevin is stimulating and mentally challenging wood cowboy hat walnutto analyze the wood cowboy hat cherry minirescued wood and calculate the best angle to mount the wood on the lathe.

Being a native of Texas, it was natural for him to want to turn something “Texas” from wood so…. nothing better than a Wood Turned Cowboy Hat. While in Brevard, North Carolina Kevin was mentored by a local woodturner, Nick Neiley and watched Johannes Michelsen DVD on how to make a wood turned cowboy hat.

Kevin has studied under David Ellsworth, Binh Pho, Nick Cook, Frank Penta, and Johannes Michelsen (Johannes also provided the handout)



March 2016 Demo


“Clamshell Box

By Wayne Furr

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waynefurrWayne was introduced to woodturning over fifty years ago in High School, but didn’t turn again until 1994.  He honed his skills by taking classes from several internationally known turners, attended symposiums, workshops, and many turning demonstrations. He has been the instructor’s assistant at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN and at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC on numerous occasions.

Wayne is a member of the American Association of Woodturners and an Honorary-Life member of the Central Oklahoma Woodturners. He has served on their Executive Board for twelve years as President, Vice President, and Member at Large.   Before retirement, he was Manager of Cartography for the Oklahoma Geological Survey. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in geography with Highest Honors and additional graduate work from the University of Oklahoma and an Associates degree in Drafting plus most of the course work in Surveying from Community College of Denver, Red Rocks Campus, Golden Colorado.