Woodturning Demonstration

At Lehman’s Local Artisan Festival on July 12th you will get an opportunity to meet local woodturners Tom Smucker and Bob Schloneger of Can Do Woodworking. They will bring a lathe similar to what you see in the pictures and demonstrate taking a natural log, green and wet, mount it on to the lathe, shape the outside, and hollow out the inside of the bowl. While turning the bowls, Tom or Bob will answer questions from people watching. Another demonstration will be turning a hollow form which is a more difficult level of turning. An example of hollow forms is a vase where a small hole is at the top and the inside is completely hollowed out. Turning these hollow forms is difficult because you cannot see inside the vessel as you cut away the wood. At Can Do Woodworking we teach students of all ages the art of turning bowls and finishing them. You can find more information about our three-day school on our website http://www.candowoodworking.com/ We will have a selection of bowls and hollow forms that may be purchased the day of the festival. To read more artist profiles of local artisans who will be participating in demonstrations at the art festival go to www.kidronarts.com

About Sue Steiner

I am a professional artist living in the Kidron area. With a farming background and my love for animals and anything agricultural it was a natural fit when Lehman's asked me to paint the murals you see at the Kidron store. My biggest project to date was the mural of a life sized team of Amish work horses at the hitching post in the Buggy barn. I have the pleasure of adding to the murals on an ongoing basis as a painting demonstration during store hours on many Fridays. I also have the pleausre of bringing Ohio Arts and Crafts Guild members to the store for a wide variety of demos. You can find the demo schedule on this web site under the Events tab. It is always a pleasure to be in the store meeting new folks. I find Lehman's customers to be the very best, down to earth people! It is also my pleasure to help network with all the talented artists and crafters in the area.

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  1. I have a friend who does pole-lathe woodturning – he specializes in Norwegian ale bowls. I love watching wood turning – Norm has a lathe, now, and I want to LEARN as well as watch. Wish I could come see your demonstrations!