The 2008 Symposium
held on April 11, 12 and 13th, 2008 at the Bismarck State College Vo-Tech
building at 1200 College Drive, Bismarck, ND. Featured professional
woodturners were Dick Sing, Gary Gardner and
Information on each demonstrator follows. Photos from the symposium are
posted below. Click on the following for "Demonstrations"
and the "Instant Gallery".
Details on the symposium: "Cover
Letter" - "Registration
information covering the Schedule - Tools & Supplies - Etiquette"
photo on the left shows the participants identified by the following
numbers. 1. Ed Helbling 2. Jim Helbling 3. Ike Carpenter 4. Marlow
Flanders 5. Leroy Boespflug 6. Marlene Roles 7. Bryce Hill 8. Stan Lambert
9. Ralph Feland 10. Earl Setterlund 11. Ron Torgeson 12. Jim Fine 13. Dave
Dittmer 14. Louis Pittman 15. Larry Nelson 16. George Holimer 17. Larry
Zubke 18. Keith Gotschall 19. Jerry Jaeger 20. Kathy Diebold 21. Dick Sing
22. Gary Gardner 23. Gary Nagel 24. Dave Krumwiede 25. Joe Oderman 26.
Dennis Schwind 27. Weldee Baetsch 28 Tom Marchand 29. Ken Ness 30. Garvin
Muri 31. John Boehm 32. Bob Folske 33. Joe Sickler 34. Vern Jurgens 35.
Francis Streifel 36. Duey Marthaller 37. Don Flath 38. Larry Jurgens 39.
Bill White 40. Greg Pollert 41. Barb Schweitzer 42. Pat Schweitzer 43.
Kris Roberts 44 Ron Day - Not pictured Spud Gruman who took this photo and
Duncan Warren who missed his first symposium due to illness.
The center photo above is of the group with
a big "THUMBS UP" wishing Duncan a speedy recovery.
Right Hand photo - featured
demonstrators L-R, Gary Gardner, Dick Sing, Keith Gotschall
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is making a return visit to Bismarck.
Dick is an internationally known demonstrator and prolific author of
books on various woodturning projects.
Dick provides basic to advanced turning instruction and demonstrates for
clubs, businesses and also one-on-one. He specializes in bowls, platters and
small projects with emphasis on detail, precision and turning problems. He also
likes small intricate items such as offset inlays, hollow ornaments and
segmented miniature birdhouses of contrasting woods.
Dick’s work, books and demonstrations can be found on numerous web
Gary is a professional woodturner
teaching out of his studio in Morganton, GA as well as the John
C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, N.C.
Gary demonstrates at numerous clubs and symposiums throughout the country
and his work is in private collections and museums worldwide.
Gary has studied under many masters including,
Dick Sing, Alan Lacer, Nick Cook, Lane Philips, and many more. Gary says he is looking forward to coming to Bismarck
in April. You can review the web
site below for more information on Gary and his work.
Keith is a member of the
Front Range Woodturners, Denver, Colorado.
In 1981 he moved to
Boulder, CO. and began a career in wood working. In 1998 Keith visited
with a local wood turning friend who let him play around with some of his tools
and showed him some of the more modern theory behind wood turning. Keith
was keen to pursue wood turning from that moment on. He has studied with
recognized masters like Richard Raffan, Mike Mahoney, and Stuart Batty.
He has been a featured demonstrator at the prestigious BYU Woodturning
Symposium in Provo Utah and a featured demonstrator for the 2005 AAW symposium
in Kansas and most recently in Portland Oregon in 2007.
Keith continues to teach and demonstrate for many different clubs and
organizations around the country. He has contributed to the AAW magazine
American Woodturner, Woodturning Design, and the British magazine Woodturning.
can review Keith’s work at his web site: http://keithgotschall.com/.
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