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Making an Urchin Ornament & Stand, 9 AM to 4 PM

Saturday, November 13, 2021, 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
OVWG Learning Center at
Kennedy Heights Art Center
6620 Montgomery Road
Kennedy Heights, OH  45213

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Dave Kratzer
Hands On Class
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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  • Topic:  Learn to prep urchins and turn delicate finials to create unique ornaments. Also make an ornament stand from a brazing rod. Various coloring and finishing techniques for enhancing the urchin or finials.
  • Tools: Needed tools will include spindle roughing gouge and 3/8 spindle or detail gouge, thin parting tool, vortex tool, chucks, needle nose pliers, 1/6" & 1/8" drills, dyes, paints and sanding supplies. Bring your own if you have them. 
  • Skill Level:  Intermediate skills, must have comfort and established abilities with gouges. 
  • Project:  Complete an urchin ornament or two with display stand.
  • Materials:  1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 8" fine grain hardwood. Hard maple is best for long delicate finials. Other woods are fine for bulkier finals. Blanks, urchins, and sandpaper will be supplied for at least one ornament per attendee. Bring your own if you have some.  Specialty tools will be made available by the instructor.
  • Instructions:  Download and print this document Urchin Ornament How To by Dave Kratzer All tools, materials and supplies will be available but if you want to bring your own you won't have to wait to share with others.
  • Pre-requisite:  Introduction to Woodturning and the OVWG Learning Center.  Also read and be familiar with the AAW Lathe Safety Guidelines and the Glossary of Woodturning Terms, available on the OVWG website in the document library or by clicking the following links:  AAW Lathe Safety Guidelines and Woodturning Glossary