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Class with Steve Sinner (Read 872 times)
Jerry Johansen
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Class with Steve Sinner
Jul 28th, 2015 at 10:52am
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Some of you may know Steve Sinner - he creates some of the most impressive vessels that I have ever seen.  Not only are they great forms, but his finish is impressive.  At any rate, there is an unique opportunity available at the end of October in Rock Island, IL.  Steve will be presenting a week long workshop which will take the participant through the entire process of making a high end vessel. 

In summary: 
Class - Oct 26 - Oct 30
Cost $600
Membership in QCWT required -$25
Limit of 10 participants

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Here is the description that he sent me:

High Efficiency Deep Hollowing and Quality Surface Decoration

An Intense Immersion into the World of High End Hollow Vessels

Taught by Steve Sinner, Joe Meirhaeghe, and Jerry Sergeant
At the DeSoto Arts Center, Quad Cities Woodturners, October 26-30, 2015

We’ll begin by finish turning two dry hollow vessels (provided by the instructors) for each student, which will then be used for practicing a number of surface decoration techniques. Each student will also utilize the high efficiency deep hollowing techniques to create one or more green vessels to be dried and finished later at home. This method allows the turner to complete the entire exterior shape of a vessel prior to beginning the hollowing process, which results in a high degree of control of the esthetics of the vessel. There is no obligation to complete a finished project during the class. Instead, the emphasis will be on exploration of a variety of techniques including gilding, patina, airbrush, pen and ink. Special means of design, layout and masking will be explored accompanied by a constant dialogue of form, color, method, and personal growth. Learning how to easily apply a high gloss poly finish will enable the student to make his or her work stand out. We concentrate on the use of high quality artist’s acrylics and urethane finish along with other products chosen for their relatively low health and fire safety risks. Expect to return home excited by your new information and eager to develop your new skills. The fee will be $600.00 per student, limited to ten students.

A concurrent four-day class will be offered for those who wish only to learn the decorative techniques and do no turning. This class is limited to four students, and will begin on Tuesday, the 27th. The fee will be $300.00 per student.

NOTE: Each student must be a member of the Quad Cities Woodturners chapter of the American Association of Wood turners at the time of the class. Membership is $25.00 per person per year.

➢      Turning tools (gouges, scrapers, etc) If you are a beginning student or are traveling light, we do have basic tools available*
➢      Technical pen(s) Rotring or Koh-I-Noor Rapidographs, one or more widths
➢      Airbrush – Harbor Freight #69492 or better (be certain to have everything you need, like a hose!)
➢      Regulator (or compressor) for airbrush, must regulate pressure – NOT flow – HF does not differentiate.
➢      Xacto knife with #11 blades
➢      Munro Hollower II, handled or unhandled (instructors will have for sale)*
➢      Inertial sander, 3” diameter*
*Needed by turning students only

We have a number of lathes for your use. The types of lathes are Powermatic 3520 and Jet 1642, plus Jet midi and mini lathes. The spindle size for the lathes is 1 ¼-8 and 1-8. All lathes are equipped with chucks, drive centers, and all the usual accessories. The studio is equipped with all necessary accessory machines, including a central dust collection system.

Instructors will provide at no charge: Center steadies, boring bars, nose support systems and traps for high efficiency deep hollowing, green wood, paints, inks, finishes, and miscellaneous items such as paper towels, solvents, cleaners, etc. Students are welcome to bring their own special tools, materials and supplies, although instructors reserve the right to exclude the use of any they consider inappropriate or dangerous. If you have questions about specific items, please contact Steve Sinner at 563-340-2938.

Meals and lodging are not included. The participants may elect to share in bringing in lunches, or they may choose to dine at any of the many eateries within a few minutes’ drive of the DeSoto Arts Center. The center is located in downtown Rock Island, Illinois. The nearest hotel is the Holiday Inn Rock Island, which is a five minute walk from the center. Consuming alcohol will exclude a student from machine work for a minimum of eight hours. Classes will begin at 8:00 am and conclude no later than 11:00 pm, as the students choose.

A position in the class may be reserved by making a $100 deposit (applied to the fee).

Contact: Steve Sinner, 5150 Crestview Heights Court, Bettendorf, IA  52722.
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