This truly inspiring course is for anyone who wants to take their turned work to another level. Nick will demonstrate sharpening by revealing his special grinds and shapes that are easily reproduced and incredibly accurate. Students will learn cutting actions such as the push/pull technique, shear cutting and scraping. During the week, projects will include turning bowls, platters and ornaments. Students will incorporate several holding techniques for tenons, remounting and chucking. Discussions will include different applications of surface decoration including metalizing by using a special gilding process, airbrushing, stenciling, and numerous surface texture techniques. Nick will share his secrets of how he finishes his work which will add value to any woodturnings.