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2024/05/09 - Guild Meeting - Beyond Natural Edge Turning with Lars Nyland

Beyond Natural Edge Turning - with Lars Nyland
  • Thursday May 9th
  • Zoom call opens a 6:15 for socializing
  • Meeting begins at 6:45 PM
  • Demonstration begins at 7 PM

For this month’s demonstration, our own Lars Nyland, will be discussing the appreciation of wood in its natural state combined with woodturning.  Lars notes that these types of projects create intrigue and visually explain how wood is transitioned from its natural form into man-made forms.  Lars will also incorporate some interesting mounting methods for his unique pieces.

Lars offers the following thoughts about what he see's, plans and thinks about as he works through making his pieces.  These will be expanded on during his demo.

   - Walking through the woods or along a stream, I am looking for downed trees that look intriguing.
   - Looking for a root buttress, a root ball or sometimes a crotch.
   - Finding where a tree splits into multiple branches and then exploring the texture of the grain.
   - Exploring how to keep a major part of the piece's natural surface while also revealing what's inside.
   - Keeping in mind that these pieces are almost always decorative and never functional
   - Making people think after they have asked me "what is it?" and I just shrug my shoulders.

We hope you will join us Thursday evening, May 9
th for what is sure to be an interesting and thought provoking evening.


About our Demonstrator:

Lars Nyland  has been a woodturner for more than 25 years, and has been a member of WGNC for almost as long. His lathe of choice is the Stubby 750 which he bought in 2001 and is still discovering new ways to use it. His work leans toward the exploratory and unconventional end of things.  For his day job, he designs the fastest computers in the world.