Al Hockenbery Demo

Last weekend our woodturning club,  North Florida Woodturning Association, had the good fortune of hosting Al Hockenbery and his wife Sherry for a demonstration and hands on session.  The demonstration was an all day demo on Saturday and the hands on session, with six of the club members was on Sunday.

To see some of Al and Sherry’s work you can visit their website at Hockenbery Woodturnings.

Al was a great demonstrator!  He both informed and entertained.  Edutainment at it’s best.   One of the things I really enjoyed was that he shared many hints and tips as he demonstrated that were not necessarily part of the demo, but an opportunity in the demo arose where he was able to segue and share more of his woodturning experience.

He demonstrated a number of pieces to us, including a natural edge bowl, rough turning a large salad bowl, a natural edge hollow form and his “ball in a ball”.

Turning a natural edge bowl
Turning a natural edge bowl
Turning a natural edge bowl
Turning a natural edge bowl
Hollowing the natural edge bowl
Hollowing the natural edge bowl
The finished bowl
The finished bowl
Shaping the outside of a natural edge hollow form
Shaping the outside of a natural edge hollow form
Shaping the outside of a natural edge hollow form
Shaping the outside of a natural edge hollow form
Holding a wooden ball for hollowing using a Strata Chuck
Holding a wooden ball for hollowing using a Strata Chuck
Hollowing the wooden ball so that a golf ball can be inserted
Hollowing the wooden ball so that a golf ball can be inserted
Testing the golf ball for fit
Testing the golf ball for fit
Hollowing out a large salad bowl
Hollowing out a large salad bowl
Hollowing out a large salad bowl
Hollowing out a large salad bowl

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