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Native American Children Turning Demo

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The after school turning demonstration was set up in the school cafeteria

Kurt Hertzog was invited to demonstrate woodturning to the Native American children

Kurt begins by showing the variety of items than lend themselves to woodturning starting with bowls ...

then shows a variety of turned lidded boxes

There were also tops, goblets, and of course pens

Kurt shows some of the skill building practice items such as eggs

The actual cutting begins with the making of stick pens

After a bit of explanation about friction finishes ...

Kurt demonstrates it's use on the pen

No demonstration for kids would be complete without tops

Kurt gets started with a top

One of the students picks the colors for decoration

The selected colors are applied to the top

After completing it, it's given a test drive to check how well it works

There were plenty of tops for all of the kids to take with them

The demonstration moves on to how different tools cut

Kurt shows the kids how sandpaper feels and how it works

It was a fun demo and a very attentive audience

The demo finishes with a question and answer session

All of the kids got pens and tops to keep and extras went home for brothers and sisters

       
Photos by Ken Hertzog (10/03)
     

 


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