DEMONSTRATIONS

Mike enjoys both the artistic and production sides of woodturning. His works include natural edge, and colour and embellishment (airbrush, pryography, dremel and carving). Mike turns ambidextrously, so is able to help with left-handed turners; and he often turns seated so can help with those struggling to stand at the lathe.

Mike's goals as a demonstrator are to share knowledge and encourage inspiration amongst woodworkers and get them to try and push the boundaries. He is willing to demonstrate almost anything given appropriate preparation time, and is willing to travel anywhere in NZ as long as there is a reasonable travel allowance. For longer distances, arrangement of more than one demonstration would be appreciated. Please contact us to discuss options.

QUALIFICATIONS

Mike is a trainer for the National Certificate in Woodturning, an approved demonstrator for the National Association of Woodworkers New Zealand Ltd (NAW), and also offers woodturning tuition from his home workshop.

TOPICS & PROJECTS MAY INCLUDE

Lathe tools & safety

Tool sharpening

Tool skills

Selection & preparation of timber

Form and design

Colour and embellishment - Carving, Dremel,

       pyrography, pewter inlays

Artistic and production woodturning

Left-hand turning

Wooden cowboy hats

Natural edge vessels

Thin turning

Off-center work

Other projects by arrangement.

For more information, or to book a visit to your club, please email: walkerswoodturning@hotmail.co.nz