Interactive remote demo, The French Tools!

Topic: French Tools – The bedan, spindle gouge, roughing gouge, skew, etc.

Date: June 19th, 2020 – 9 to 11 am Mountain Time

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Overview: Personal remote demos allow you to learn from the comfort of your own shop or home. The demonstrator takes you through the process of learning new techniques step by step. Each session has a specific topic, and dates to let you choose what you are interested in. Each session is open to anybody, all you need to do is register, in this small group setting you are able to ask questions and interact with the demonstrator and the group.

Specific Details: In this demonstration I will show you different techniques using different tools that are part of the traditional French woodturning. I will start with the roughing gouge, explaining the advantages of this gouge over a bowl gouge and when you should or should not use it. I will follow with using the bedan as a very effective parting tool, then I will show you how to use it for shaping and why it is the best tools for spindle turning and traditional turning. I will also show you how to use the skew to make longer shapes like on a table leg, and explain why it makes the best and cleanest surface. I will also demonstrate how to use the spindle gouge both for spindle turning and for hollowing end-grain. I will use it for sheer scraping and I will show you the upper cut to make a shaving and rough out a hollowing extremely fast and effortlessly. This demonstration will be focused on technique and safety, I will only show you exercises so you can have the best understanding of the movement of the tools and of the body to use them as efficiently as you can

I hope you can join us, it is limited to the first 100 participants to register.

I look forward to seeing you!

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