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April 2016

May 2016

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Introducing the Trent Bosch Visualizer

A little history  – as many of you know, I have been pursuing the art of the hollow form for more than 20 years.  I learned to judge the wall thickness using the basic principles of look, listen, and feel.  With much practice and determination I was able to to produce quality forms with consistent wall thickness.  With all that practice, I could virtually see the tool inside the vessel in my mind – I always told my students to try and visualize where the tool is inside the form when hollowing.   Over the years I have taught many people this fine art of the hollow form.  Throughout this time, I strived to help people see in there mind what their tool was doing inside the hollow form.  The advent of  laser guided hollowing helped some, but in my opinion, took the focus off the visualizing what was going on inside the vessel and put it on following a small dot on the outside of the vessel.  Many forgot to look listen and feel the form as well.  So I set out to design something that would help me teach the process as well as help turners visualize what they were doing inside the hollow form.  I tried countless contraptions- heat sensing devises even considered x-ray (obviously too dangerous and expensive).  After almost giving up, I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep and had a thought, what if I drew the tool on the screen of a monitor and when the tool disappeared the drawn image would be left on the screen.  I could not really visualize it at the time, so over the next several days I cobled together the first prototype of what you see today and literally was blown away at the simplicity of the set up and the precision which I was able to achieve.  I tested and refined the design over the next several years, keeping the concept a secret from everyone except my family (hard for me to do as I enjoy sharing my ideas with others through demos and classes) .  The name of this new tool was obvious to me-  I called it The Visualizer.  In early 2014, I decided it was refined enough and introduced it during my demos at the Tennessee Woodturners Symposium and several others throughout the winter and spring and at the AAW symposium in Phoeix AZ in June.   I have finally  been able to catch up on the orders from those venues and decided now was a good time to post this info on my site.

The Visualizer is a simple but extremely effective tool built from industrial quality parts designed to last in a rough environment.   Difficult to explain the concept but the video below is worth more then 1000 words.  The Visualizer will change the way you hollow.  It will give you the ability to see exactly where the tool is inside your vessels, which gives you absolute precision wall thicknesses. It is designed to quickly attach to either the 3/4″ or 5/8″ Stabilizer.  It can also be adapted to other hollowing systems.  This revolutionary new design will allow you to take hollowing to the next level and beyond.

Order yours here today or contact me with any questions you may have.

Thanks for watching

Trent

Posted in General

2017 Workshop Schedule

2017 available dates are as follows:

July 21-23, 2017

September 12-14, 2017 (Right before the Rocky Mountain Woodturners Symposium!)

October 17-19, 2017

Classes are held in my studio in Fort Collins, Colorado.  There is a maximum of four people in each class, which allows for lots of individualized instruction.  The cost is $600 for the three-day classes.  Lunch and all the wood you can turn will also provided at no extra charge.
For more details on the class – download the following Word Documents
I have everything available here that you will need including as much wood as you’d like to turn.  My studio is equipped with the highest quality equipment available for your use. I will send you a list of optional tools to bring upon registration.  For more information about my workshops click this link .
We also offer group and private workshops at our studio or yours.   Please contact us for further information.

As always please contact us to make sure there is still space in the workshop you want before sending payment.

I look forward to having you in a workshop in 2017!  See you soon!

Trent

Posted in General, Upcoming Workshops

Wooden iPhone Compatible Cases

I have been using iPhones for quite a few years now, and although there are a lot of cases available there were not any I was completely satisfied with. So what else was there to do except for design, built, and produce my own version. I went through many prototypes and these are the ones I really like. I am really excited about the wood versions since wood is the media that I work in. Below is a little information about them:

  • Super tough composite shell to protect your investment
  • Available for both iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 5/5s
  • Modern minimalist design allows access to all of the phones features
  • Available in a variety of models and designs to suit many tastes
  • Great gift idea for the iPhone user
  • Designed and made in Colorado USA with the highest quality materials available
  • Slim design adds minimal size and weight to your phone so it still fits easily into the smallest pockets
  • Available in real wood – The look and feel of wood laminated to a composite backing for beauty and strength.

If you are interested in purchasing one, check them out here.

Thanks for you interest,

Trent

Posted in General

Short Video of my new Hollowing Tool Stabilizer

 

Enjoy!

Happy Turning

Trent

Posted in General

NEW!!! Hollowing Tool Stabilizer

I’ve been refining these designs the past 5 years and am really excited that they are now in production.  Learn to hollow the right way with this assistive device. It teaches you to hollow by hand, but allows the support of a captured type system. It is simple, easy to set up design which lets you move back and forth between tools easily. This new tool allows for smooth operation and the ability to enjoy the hollowing process without fighting with the tool or jig. Currently available in 5/8″ and 3/4″ sizes. Order yours here today!

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NEW!!!! Carbide Total Access Hollowing Tools in 5/8″ and 3/4″ Sizes Now Available

NEW!!! The Trent Bosch Total Access Hollowing Tools are simply the best hollowing tools available. Let us tell you why: Designed by a woodturner for woodturners, not by a manufacturer who has never used a lathe before. The narrow profile of the tool near the tip provides superior clearance and control. Available in standard high speed steel tipped and long lasting carbide. You will not be disappointed with the performance of these exceptional hollowing tools. Available in a variety of sizes to fit all of your hollowing needs. See them here.

 

 

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2013 Workshop Schedule

We have one final available date for the 2013 workshop year.  The date is as follows:

Thanks for a Great Year!  There are no more available dates in 2013.  Please refer to the 2014 schedule

Classes are held in my studio in Fort Collins, Colorado.  There is a maximum of four people in each class, which allows for lots of individualized instruction.  The cost is $600 for the three-day classes (there are places on my website that still need updated to the current rate – sorry for any confusion).  Lunch and all the wood you can turn will also provided at no extra charge.
I have everything available here that you will need including as much wood as you’d like to turn.  My studio is equipped with the highest quality equipment available for your use. I will send you a list of optional tools to bring upon registration.  I look forward to having you in a workshop soon.
We also offer group and private workshops at our studio or yours.   Please contact us for further information.

As alway please contact us to make sure there is still space in the workshop you want before sending payment.

Thanks,

Trent

Trent Bosch Studios Inc.

Posted in General

Robust Lathes!!!!

I am a proud distributor of the high quality, American Made, Robust Lathes.  I have been updating the lathes in my personal studio to Robusts over the last few years and have been extremely impressed with all aspects of these well thought out machines.

A little history – My first contact with Brent English the owner of Robust was several years back, before the company even existed.  He inquired about the features that I would incorporate into a lathe if I were to design one.  He solicited information from a few other professional turners as well.  Within a year or so he introduced The American Beauty.  He had listened to what turners wanted and made an incredible machine.  To this day the lathe continues to improve and evolve mostly from user input.

American Beauty

When a prospective customer asks me why they should choose a Robust I tell them it is about the ease of use.  I turn the same items no matter which lathe I am on as long as it is relatively stout and can handle the size material I am turning, it is just more fun when the lathe is not getting in your way.    For example,  moving the tool rest holder is effortless, you never have to clean the rust off the bed, the tilt-away tailstock is amazing – so easy to get the tailstock out of the way when I am hollowing, I could go on and on.  It is also made in America.

If you are interested in a price quote or have any other questions I’d be happy to help you (phone 970-568-3299, email trent@trentbosch.com).   When you go through a distributor like myself, you get the bonus of having extra support from me at the exact same price.  ( I will  try to meet or beat any price you find )  All financial transactions go through Robust.  The lathes usually ship or can be picked up about 6-8 weeks after the order is placed.    In my opinion, they are the best lathe currently available and that is why I am happy to be associated with Robust.   Let me know if I can help.

Happy Turning

Trent
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2013 Trent Bosch Woodturning Workshops

We have finalized the early 2013 workshop schedule.  The dates are as follows:

  • January 16 – 18, 2013
  • February 20 -22, 2013
  • April 3-5, 2013
  • April 30 – May 3, 2013 (4-day self exploration workshop)
  • May 14 – 16, 2013

Classes are held in my studio in Fort Collins, Colorado.  There is a maximum of four people in each class , which allows for lots of individualized instruction.  The cost is $500 for the three day classes(It will be increasing to $600 if registering after January 1, 2013).   lunch each day will be provided at no extra charge.

I have everything available here that you will need including as much wood as you’d like to turn.  My studio is equipped with the highest quality equipment available for your use. I will send you a list of optional tools to bring upon registration.  I look forward to having you in a workshop soon.

We also offer group and private workshops at our studio or yours.   Please contact us for further information.

As alway please contact us to make sure there is still space in the workshop you want before sending payment.

Thanks,

Trent

Trent Bosch Studios Inc.

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