Kailee Bosch

Kailee Bosch is from Fort Collins, Colorado. She has a BFA in Sculpture and Pottery from Colorado State University. Kailee has participated in several residency programs including, Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s (CO) Artist-in-Residence program, and The Center for Art in Wood’s (PA) Windgate Wood Residency. Her work has been included in numerous juried and group exhibitions across the US. Kailee’s work stems from her background in woodturning, growing up in her father’s shop, but has evolved to include a variety of materials and processes. Kailee is interested in and blending traditional craft practices with digital fabrication, making both functional objects and speculative designs.

Turned Brushes

(Hands-on Session)

In this hands on session, participants will spindle turn a handle to make a brush fit for one fiber. We will also discuss how to add fibers and the various options. Participants will have the opportunity to add color and texture to the handle & will go home with the knowledge to continue making turned brushes. Open to participants of all levels.

Martin Christensen

I began turning pens and small bowls and still love doing both. I have been Woodturning since 1989. I began demonstrating at the woodworking show and fell in love sharing Woodturning with anyone willing to watch. Then came mentoring and demos for the clubs and symposium. And haven’t wanted to turn back.

Martin will lead two hands-on sessions: 4 in 1 Screw Driver and Shop Mallet

Jessica Edwards

I started woodturning in 2014 after spending time in my grandfather’s shop in Minnesota. He has always been an avid woodworker and woodturner and I was so enamored by what he would create on the lathe. One day I asked him if I could make something with him and he of course said, yes.

Using 5 tools and 3 hours later, I made a candlestick and was hooked! I had found an exciting new passion within the world of woodturning. So, i n 2019 I left my day job to pursue woodturning full time and since then have been creating and exploring the creative boundaries of the things I can make on the lathe.

Woodturned Gnomes

(Regular & Hands-on Session) 

Gnomes are a great introductory to woodturning and great practice for spindle turning.  Simple techniques are used as well as only 3 tools. They are fun to make, and quite different than the ordinary bowls or pens that most turners tend to create.  I like to teach the basics of woodturning, movement with the body, lathe height, my techniques for creating and assembly of the gnomes. 

John Giem

John Giem has been doing woodworking for as long as he can remember. After working over thirty years as an engineer, he retired and started looking for opportunities to learn more about woodworking. John tookthree woodturning classes from Cindy Drozda, around 2003, covering spindle turning, boxes and bowls. From Cindy, he learned about the Rocky Mountain Woodturners. After attending a few meetings, he was hooked on woodturning. John likes to experiment and explore. Consequently, he has done woodturning in many areas, often exploring how the differing techniques can be used to complement each other. Over time, he started demonstrating, teaching, mentoring and has published many articles. When John is demonstrating the various techniques, he likes to emphasize reasons why it is done this way. That enables others to apply those principles in new and different projects.

Offset Inlays in Woodturning

I will demonstrate how to make coasters with offset inlays. The methods can utilize vacuum chucking, preferred, or utilizing double-sided tape on a disk held by a conventional chuck. The methods will demonstrate how to efficiently design and turn the coasters using templates. This is a good way to utilize those highly figured scraps you may have accumulated.

Dave Landers

I’ve been a hobbyist woodturner for over 30 years. I enjoy making things both functional and beautiful. Every time I step in the shop, I am striving to not only create something good, but also to advance my skills and abilities.

It’s all about the wood for me. I like creating in harmony with Mother Nature. She’s supplied so much more than just a material to work with. Wood is art. My challenge is to embellish that art, using the lathe and other tools, to enhance the beauty already there. Sometimes, I also get to collaborate with insects or maybe a fungus, and we layer on top of each other’s work.


Kuksa – A Camper’s Coffee Cup

A Kuksa (or Guksi) is a Scandinavian drinking cup for outdoorsmen, traditionally carved from birch burl by its owner. In this demo, I will show you my woodturners version of a Kuksa: a multi-axis turned cup. Time permitting, we will turn a small button for a lanyard so you can hang the cup from your belt or pack.

Sliced Hollow Form

In this demonstration, I will go through the steps I take to create my “Sliced Hollow Forms”. These are forms which have been turned, then sliced on the bandsaw, and then reassembled with pewa (butterfly patches).

Don Prorak

I am a professional musician, composer, & educator, who got seriously interested in woodturning after meeting Bruce Perry.  He became my mentorand friend and got me involved with Front Range Woodturners, where I currently serve as VP/Program Director and Youth Mentor. I am also a member of AAW, Rocky Mountain Woodturners, and Colorado Woodworkers Guild, and am a strong advocate for clubs as a resource for turners at all skill levels.

While I enjoy all aspects of turning, I am particularly interested in stuff that isn’t exactly round: winged vessels, multi-axis turnings, and tri-corner pieces. More recently I’ve been exploring texturing, burning, and other surface enhancements. I’ve had the opportunity to learn from many fine woodturners, and it is rewarding to be able to “regift” that knowledge and inspiration by teaching and demonstrating.

Square-edge Cocktail Smoker

I was asked to make some of these, and found that the commercial and Youtube versions ranged from boring to just ugly. I came up with winged designs that are fun to make and much more aesthetically pleasing. This project includes turning winged vessels, indexed drilling, reverse chucking methods, and embellishments.

Double tri-corner vessel with captive ring

I first saw tri-corner turnings on Youtube several years ago. As I started making them, questions arose, like “Why am I cutting off these other 3 points”, and “I wonder if I could add a captive ring?”. I’ve made these as lidded containers, clocks, tea light holders, bowls, and small hollow forms.

Tod Raines

Hello, my name is Tod Raines and I am originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada but moved to Allen, Texas in 1997. I am happily married to my wife Shelly and we have a daughter who is now making a life for herself. I am an electrical engineer that has worked in the telecom industry for over 23 years.
I started woodworking in the 1990s making furniture and built-in cabinets for our home. I bought my first lathe in 2002 and was self taught for the first couple of years. I then joined the Dallas Area Woodturners club (an American Association of Woodturners chapter). One of the most notable training classes I haveattended was a weekend woodturning class taught by Al Stirt. These two days with Al Stirt really helped enhance my wood turning skills while expanding my knowledge about form, function, and how the wood grain and texture guides the turning decisions.
Personally, I enjoy the immediate spontaneity of wood turning. The best part is that it only takes a small amount of time to complete a turned project (however, some can take much longer). This makes it easy to keep up with your turning hobby even among a busy work life. Check out my personal turning website https://ntrwoodturning.com/. You can also check out my business site here: https://woodturningtoolstore.com/

Christmas Trees

(Hands-on Session) 

These small Pine trees are a great decorating item for a holiday season. S simple shape turned into a cone shape, a small spray of color and then purposefully tearing up the grain. To finish the tree a tree trunk and base are turned and embellished with texture and color. Mounting on a half branch is optional but does set the scene. Quick and easy.

Pat Scott

I’m primarily a utility turner, and I enjoy making items that people will use in the kitchen. But utility doesn’t have to mean boring, plain, or mediocre. I like to think my wooden cookware blurs the line between functional and art. I’ve been turning since 2005, having taken classes at Red Rocks Community College and then with a handful of professional woodturners.

My specialty is salad bowls, plates, and peppermills, and I get a lot of satisfaction in seeing my items being used instead of sitting on display. I know what it takes to make something that can be used daily and then passed down through the family. 

Most of my wood comes from urban trees, although I can’t resist buying a nice piece of Madrone Burl or Big Leaf Maple Burl for my peppermills. Like many of you I’m happy to do my part to keep trees out of the landfill or fireplace.

I retired in 2015 and now turn full time. I started my own company after I retired and sell my items online and at craft shows. I served as President of the Front Range Woodturners in Denver from 2017 to 2019.


The Perfect Peppermill

Have you always wanted to make a peppermill but were intimidated by all the steps?  What if I told you there were only 4 steps to making a mill?  

All peppermills are basically the same no matter what mechanism you use – it’s a piece of wood with a hole drilled through the middle.  If that’s true what makes one peppermill worth $75 while another is worth $175 or more?  In this demo we’ll discuss the differences and I’ll show you the techniques that I use to make high end peppermills.  This is a fast paced demo with all the tips I have to share.

Dinner Plates

Do you eat off wooden plates that you’ve made?  Why not?  

We’ve been using wooden plates in my household for over 10 years. In this demo we’ll discuss the best woods to use, where to harvest the blanks from a tree, sizes, shapes and design, and finishing.  As a craftsperson, what better way to show off and impress your guests than to serve them a meal off of a plate that you made.

Jeff Wyatt

When Jeff Wyatt is not working in the oil refinery, you would find him in his workshop shop in Middle Tennessee. Jeff has been published in numerous magazine articles including This Old House Magazine and American Association of Woodturners. He has taken numerous classes with Greg Pennington, Jeff Lefkowitz, David Ellsworth, Luke Barnett & Trent Bosch.

Windsor Chairs

Turning legs and steam bending for woodturners