Michael Gibson Interview:
In his early years growing up in England, Michael worked on wooden sailing yachts along the banks of the River Crouch. He moved to the US in the eighties. Working with wood all of his life, In his early years growing up in England, Michael worked on wooden sailing yachts along the banks of the River Crouch. He moved to the US in the eighties. Working with wood all of his life, Michael was always interested in woodturning and studied for many years to perfect his craft. What began as a hobby blossomed into a passion. He has gained international recognition for his teapots. was always interested in woodturning and studied for many years to perfect his craft. What began as a hobby blossomed into a passion. He has gained international recognition for his teapots.
Keith Lackner Interview:
Discover how resin can transform your next woodturned project into a work of art…
You’ve probably seen the dazzling work of woodturners who’ve combined resin with wood to create gorgeous, one-of-a-kind projects ranging from pens and bowls to platters, boxes and more. The end result is so amazing that you’d think the process would be too complicated and too expensive. It’s not. In fact, once you learn the basic techniques of preparing and working with resin, you’ll discover that it turns like butter and stunning results will have you thinking about your next project before the lathe has cooled down.
From Keith Lackner, one of the leading resin woodturners today, Woodturning with Resin is a go-to guide for anyone who enjoys woodturning or is interested in getting started. With expert instruction and stunning photos, Woodturning with Resin takes you through the golden rules of preparing and curing resin for the lathe. Also covered are the fundamentals of how turning with resin is different than turning wood, the best tools, grinds, and speeds to use, and how to achieve a finish that makes the resin sparkle. With all this premium information under your belt, you’ll be able to tackle the wide range of projects that are detailed step-by-step. Woodturning with Resin also includes a gallery of projects to spark your imagination and a helpful Troubleshooting Guide for when things don’t seem to turn out right.
Woodturning with Resin is the only guide you need to discover the fun, beauty, and unlimited potential of adding resin to your woodturning projects.
Stewart Furini Interview:
Turning started as an occasional hobby, and has now become a major part of my life. From making a simple turned bowl, to creating a highly decorative piece, embellished with texture and colour, turning keeps my feet on the ground and gives me a wonderful creative outlet. It's a great counter-balance to my job as a teacher in a large comprehensive school.
Helen Bailey Interview:
Helen Bailey is a woodturner from Newcastle Upon Tyne in the North East of England. Helen states that woodturning was not a hobby that she ever thought about trying. It was when visiting her local club with her dad Neville that the seed was sown, Neville invited Helen along to watch a demonstration on turning pens and the rest, as they say, is history. Enthralled by what was demonstrated, Helen had purchased her first lathe within days of watching the demonstration.
Although only turning for a limited time Helen’s work has received many accolades already in her short career. A regular contributor to the world of woodturners website (https://www.thewows.com/), Helen has had the majority of her entries featured as the cover of the day.