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12/09/21 - How to get started with Basket Illusions with Michael Earley

How to get started with Basket Illusions with Michael Earley
  • Thursday December 9th
  • Zoom call opens a 6:15 for socializing
  • Meeting begins at 6:45 PM
  • Demonstration begins at 7 PM
WGNC is excited to present our own Michael Earley who will demonstrate on how to think through a plan, prepare for and do basket illusions from a beginners point of view.
Michael got started in basket illusion earlier this year after being inspired by pieces other turners posted on Social Media. He has produced some wonderful pieces, but has much more to explore in this area of woodturning.  

Michael will share with us what he has learned and his recommendations for getting started in this very unique and interesting area for wood turners.  Some of his main topics he will be exploring with us are:

  • Design and form selection -
  • Basket Illusion as an Embellishment -
  • Pattern Design/Selection -
  • Wood selection -
  • Tool Selection - 
  • Surface Preparation - 
  • Laying out the lines/beads - 
  • Burning the lines and weaves - 
  • Coloring - 
  • Recommended Finishing Techniques -
  • Tips and Tricks

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About the Demonstrator:

As a self taught woodturner, Michael’s passion for woodworking began in his Junior Highschool woodshop class. His passion for creating with wood progressed into woodturning when he purchased his first lathe in 2017. Since then he has explored multiple aspects of turning from resin casting, stabilizing, upcycling broken skateboards, hollowforms and most recently basket illusion. 

For more information about Michael and his work, please visit his website or Instagram page.

To connect to this Zoom session on 12/9/2021 click the button Zoom Connection