Monthly Meeting

Demo Date/Time:  Aug 2, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm
Location:  Demonstration Room, Mann Tool and Supply

Mike Peace
Suwanee, Georgia

Mike PeaceMike Peace has been turning for about seven years and enjoys just about every aspect of it - including teaching and demonstrating.

He is a member of the AAW and active in three woodturning chapters in the Atlanta area, serving as President of one and serving on the board of directors for another. He has published a number of articles in American Woodturner and Woodturning Design. He participates regularly in a number of online woodturning forums.

Limed BowlMike lives in Suwanee, Georgia with his wife Barbara. Before retirement, Mike worked at ADP as a payroll software project manager. He served on active duty in the US Army and stayed active as reservist retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Acorn Boxes, Bowl, AwlMore information on his woodturning can be found at his homepage.

Demo Description - “Adding Pizzazz with Texturing”

Mike will show you how to add embellishments to turning projects such as bowls and boxes using a variety of manual texturing tools such as the Sorby or Crown Spiraling and Texturing tools, Knurling Tool, mini texturing tool with Dremel burr, and a chatter tool.

Mike’s article on Texturing and Spiraling was published in the December 2013 issue of American Woodturner.

Check out our About Us and Membership pages for more information about becoming a member of PWT!

Hands-On Class: Aug 1, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 PM

You will learn how to highlight and add interest to your texturing with color using RubNBuff, liming wax, patinating wax and strips of exotic wood with friction to apply color. PLUS... learn to use texturing tools for an added Pizzazz. Class members will be turning a bowl and spindles to embellish.

The emphasis will be on having fun and learning new techniques and how they might be applied to your boxes, bowls, platters or other projects rather than creating a particular workshop project.

Feel free to bring a work-in-progress that you might want to texture.

Tools to bring

Participants should bring a parting tool, spindle gouge, spindle roughing gouge, and bowl gouge. Optional tools might include a skew, spear point scraper or point tool. Bring any texturing tool you might have. You do not have to own a texturing tool to participate. Mike will bring a few extra texturing tools you can share. Mike will also have several coloring waxes on hand. This will be a great opportunity to experiment with different tools so you can better decide if you really want to buy (or make) one or more.

Pat Harris will provide more information on the cost for participating in this hands on workshop. Watch for an email from Pat to register. Hands on workshops are available to PWT members only.

All content copyrighted 2007, Palmetto Woodturners.
For questions or comments contact the Webmaster.