Live Online Event

Rebecca DeGroot

Walking Mushrooms

Saturday, December 17, 2022

3 p.m. Eastern Time

 

In this demonstration, Rebecca will walk you through the process of creating her signature walking mushrooms! Not a mushroom lover? The skills and techniques taught in this demonstration can be used to bring personality to all sorts of projects!

 

She will begin by turning a simple mushroom cap, prepared for pyrography texture, followed by turning a body ready to be carved. Each mushroom has at least three turned legs, which are cut apart, and using spline joinery, reassembled into new forms. Once the lathe work is finished, Rebecca will show you how she carves the body to create a curved neck, use a woodburner to create texture underneath the cap, drill and countersink holes in the body for the legs. Finally, after all the individual pieces have been carved, shaped, burned, and sanded, Rebecca shows you the assembly process and presents the finished piece!

 

You'll learn:

- Use pyrography for texture and contrast

- Spline joinery techniques

- Design decision-making

Cost

  • $10 for AAW Members / $15 for all others

  • AAW members must sign in to receive the reduced member rate.

  • Sign up now and watch later! Even if you cannot join us for the live event, your advance registration includes online replay of the event through January 17.

 

Registration

  • All experience levels are welcome.

  • Live online presentation will be approximately 120 minutes.

  • Registration is open through Saturday, December 17, at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.

 

Confirmation/Receipt and Event Link

  • After registering, you will receive a receipt/confirmation by email.

  • A link to the event will be sent by email approximately 24-hours prior to the event. Day-of registration links will be sent immediately prior to the event.

 

Replay

  • Advance registration includes online replay of the event. The replay will be available to registered attendees through January 17. Registered attendees will be provided a link via email when the replay is available for viewing.

 

Questions?

  • You may contact us by email at memberservices@woodturner.org or by phone Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CST) at 877-595-9094 (toll free U.S.) or 651-484-9094.