Demos & Workshops…
A dedicated “spindle turner,” Brad brings a fresh perspective to an age-old art that’s largely fallen by the wayside. A former systems analyst, he knows how to break each process down into clearly defined, easy to understand steps that make sense to someone who’s never seen a wood lathe–and yet, like a Disney movie, have enough “depth” to interest even the most seasoned “pro.”
While many of his demos have been for dedicated woodturning clubs, a growing number are for organizations simply looking for something new and exciting for their audiences.
Demonstrations can be as brief as an hour – or can extend to multi-day symposia. Brad has demonstrated in front of groups as small as two or three up to several hundred. But regardless of the audience, he always tailors each demonstration to the interests and skill levels of your group.
In addition to his distinctive pepper mills, salt & pepper sets and other work that most woodturners today admire, Brad is also known for rediscovering and adapting the almost forgotten technique of French-Polishing, a process that produces the one of the most beautiful – and eco-friendly – finishes available. Always a popular demonstration!
Brad can also bring a lathe and all equipment needed if your organization doesn’t have a dedicated wood turning shop.
He carries liability insurance through the American Association of Woodturners (for AAW- and affiliated club-sponsored events) in addition to commercial insurance to cover non-AAW functions.
Whenever practical, Brad finds it best to drive to your organization. That allows him to bring his own tools and other materials needed for the demo. But when driving doesn’t make sense, he is perfectly comfortable flying. When he does fly, Brad asks the sponsoring organization to pay for the ticket before the flight is booked. When driving, he charges the IRS standard mileage rate based on round trip mileage to and from East Stroudsburg, PA. If the trip requires an overnight stay, he can stay with either a club member or in an inexpensive hotel (Super 8 or the equivalent).
Brad’s fees are very reasonable. Simply go to our contact form. Tell us what you have in mind, and Brad will get back to you quickly with a proposal.