I have done quite a few woodturning demonstrations as well as workshops for club members and love doing it. I love the craft of woodturning and especially enjoy helping others improve their skills. If you are looking for someone to provide an outstanding presentation for your club, I would be delighted to do so. First, here are a few of the organizations for which I have recently provided classes and demonstrations. I encourage you to contact them for recommendations:
Woodturners of St. Louis; Pike's Peak Woodturners; Kansas Association of Woodturners; Kansas City Woodturners; John C. Campbell Folk School;
Some of the topics about which I am able to provide a very credible demonstration are standard bowls, "Bark"ing Bowls (involving several different styles of natural edge bowls), platters, plates, and trays, spindle duplication, making grommets to dress up cable ports in furniture, chucking methods, how and when to use scrapers, and sharpening woodturning tools. I use a set of my large wood woodturning tools (see TomsTools.com) at all my demos and workshops to help my audience better visualize how the tools are to be used against the wood as well as other teaching devices so the audience will better understand what I am teaching.
My fees for teaching are as follows: Hour and a half demo, $100; Full day demo, $150; Full day workshop, $200; Materials fee, $15 per student max if I supply; Travel costs will depend on where you need me to be. These prices could change unexpectedly so contact me at email@example.com for current fees and scheduling.
Woodturning demonstrations and teaching are my passions. I love doing it and will tell you that if you bring me in for a demo or workshop but aren't satisfied with what I provide for your club members, there will be no charge. Besides being a woodturning businessman and having run my own custom architectural woodturning business for nine years after my retirement from Federal service, I am all about the customer. If you don't like it, you don't have to pay for it.
That seems like a pretty good guarantee.
You may contact me directly via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 785-456-7890. I look forward to hearing from you.