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Turning Demos
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: December 09, 2019 10:24AM

I ran into Morris Schlesinger this past Saturday at a local woodworking event. The injury that prevented him from attending and presenting at the 2019 Expo is completely healed and he is making preparations to present several seminars and demonstrations at the upcoming 2020 Expo in February. In addition to his usual, day-long ongoing, hands-on demos, he will be presenting on the following topics:

Basic Handle and Grip Turning

Advanced Turning - Curves, Spirals and Shapes

Custom Turned Acrylic Winding Checks

Sharpening Lathe Tools

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Re: Turning Demos
Posted by: Nuno Paulino (---)
Date: December 09, 2019 11:30AM

Great to know that he recover from the injury and that he is back to the Expo!

Abraço
Nuno

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Re: Turning Demos
Posted by: Bob Ginther (---.stormvip.com)
Date: December 09, 2019 12:12PM

Any chance that videos of his presentations will be posted online anywhere, sometime? Where is the 2019 Expo, out east somewhere I assume?

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Re: Turning Demos
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.inf6.spectrum.com)
Date: December 09, 2019 12:58PM

Hello Bob.

The 2019 Expo was last February in Winston-Salem NC, as will be the 2020 Expo this February.


P.S. Glad Morris is going to be there this year, I've booked my room & its looking good for me to make it this year

Tight Wraps & Tighter Lines.

Bob,

New Bern, NC.



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Re: Turning Demos
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: December 09, 2019 01:19PM

No, we won't make videos of the seminars. Seminars make lousy videos.

As 70% of the custom rod builders in North America live east of the Mississippi River, the show has always been located on the eastern side of the country. Just a matter of demographics I'm afraid.

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Re: Turning Demos
Posted by: William Giokas (---)
Date: December 10, 2019 02:59PM

I wonder why he chose a wood lathe instead of mini metal lathe to turn his grips?

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Re: Turning Demos
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: December 10, 2019 03:58PM

Because more rod builders have wood lathes and the shapes involved are more quickly turned on a wood lathe.

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Re: Turning Demos
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: December 10, 2019 07:32PM

A wood lathe is much more versatile for turning wood or cork, the throw is generally larger as well as bed lengths.

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