Adding Translucent Rims to Woodturning with Stephen Hatcher October 5-6, 2019


$330 tuition, $75 material fee payable to Steven
Key Points:
*Safe practices in working with inlay materials
*Inspiration, design and layout of translucent rims
*Making and using specialized turning tools
*Using a scroll saw
*Using a Dremel tool appropriately
*Proper use of paint and colorfast dyes
*Accenting with an airbrush
*Finishing inlay

Workshop Available

Pay a deposit of $150.00 per item


Create dazzling optical effects in wood turned platters and bowls with translucent mineral crystal inlays. Students will learn to use mineral crystals, epoxies, and dyes to create translucent rims on wood which give a far superior appearance to opaque resins and powders that are typically used for rim accents. The first project will involve making a translucent rim with contrasting diamond-shaped insets and taking the project thru finish sanding. The class will then learn to design rims made of individual cells that are cut with a scroll saw, then inlaying these cells with multicolored crystals and finally finish sanding. Students will be shown how to use a Dremel tool to create these inlays just in case they do not have a scroll saw in their own shop. Steven will demonstrate airbrushing accents onto the inlays for amazing effects. Woodturning and scroll saw skills are minimal for this class so beginners are welcome.

There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.