Last night, I presented a bowl turning improvers demonstration from the workshop studio here in Hampshire.
Aided by a host of on-screen graphic overlays, the demonstration clearly illustrated the techniques I use in my bowl turning. This included the correct position of the gouge bevel on the inside of a bowl which is nigh on impossible to illustrate without those images.
There were plenty of questions coming up during the evening, which is great for these types of demonstrations. They need to be interactive for everyone to get the best out of the evening. My wife, Natalja was keeping an eye on the questions in the chat and relayed them to me whenever we stopped.
Here are some screenshots of the recording from Zoom.
All in all, I am very pleased with how the evening went. For a technical demonstration we finished just about on time. Three hours for a paid event is pretty much spot on, I think.
Those who attended received a link to watch back the recording this morning. They also received a link to download a .pdf of supporting notes. Included were many of the graphics shown on screen during the demo which should help in the workshop.
I expect there will be a few more of these remote demonstrations in the future. I’m already planning one on finishing split over two evenings, perhaps . . . but we’ll see!
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