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SWT Monthly Demo Nov 16, 2022 - "Dented Cube" by Kai Muenzer

  • November 16, 2022
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom Only

We are turning an elegant cube shaped box with winged corners that has a sphere shaped inside. It invites you to close the box matching the shape as well as the grain. For a woodturner who wants to explore a unique box shape and learn to work with a mold. We discuss other applications with this technique. If time allows, we explore a box lid fitting technique that can compensate for movements of the wood due to seasonal variation or other.

Some other takeaways are:

  • Building a functional mold
  • Practice the shoulder cut on a square form
  • The use of templates for consistent shapes
  • Adaptable lid option for turned boxes

Zoom information will be sent in the second announcement email message and again in the reminder message that will be sent the day before the demo.

Kai's Bio

I was born and got formal education as a Geophysicist in Germany. Through an international career in the oil industry, I had the chance to live and learn in different cultures in the world gaining experiences that influence my work.

I started woodturning in 2008 and joined the CWG in Calgary, AB in 2008 and GCWA, Houston, TX in 2011. 

I developed advanced woodturning skills through several thousand hours behind a wood lathe, more than 60 live demos for woodturners and other woodworking audiences as well as in public and taught more than 300 woodturning students in group and personal classes.

I enjoy turning ideas into doable woodturning projects, many of which are taught to the general woodturning community. I am interested in design and concepts of contemporary furniture and wood art.

I have ten years of experience in teaching woodturning skills mostly through a regular teaching engagement at Lee Valley in Calgary, AB. I am eager to share ideas and techniques and have a strong drive to want students to learn and succeed.

I have experience in collaboration with artists of other crafts, like glass mosaic, glass blowing and blacksmith artists.

I employ delicate power carving techniques on some turned pieces that have been developed further after taking classes at Ecole Escoulen in France.

To see additional pictures of projects, etc., you can visit his  webiste  Kai Muenzer

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