" Hi my name is Carl Jacobson, I started woodworking with my grandfather as a young boy. I continued woodworking through high school, and started woodturning after seeing a turned project in a friends shop. Some of my fondest memories are working with my grandfather in his wood shop. Being able to share our passion for woodworking, ties it all together. "
Scott Grove is an international award-winning master craftsman, a woodworker, artist, sculptor, teacher, author, tool designer, and YouTuber who lectures, demonstrates, and judges at national conferences as well as regional and local woodworking groups. He is also a contributing writer for Woodworking Network, Fine Woodworking, Woodshop News, FDM, and American Woodturner. He’s published three books on woodworking with a fourth about the business of craft on the way. His work can be found in prominent museum, gallery, and private collections, and he maintains an educational site for craftspeople, ImagineGrove.com.
" I stumbled upon resin casting in the pen making world. It provided a means to utilize local materials for pens that I otherwise wouldn’t be able to use. From the first casting I made in 2014, I was hooked. Since then I’ve spent thousands of hours experimenting and practicing, and I have even turned that passion into my full-time job. I now make and sell my resin cast turning blanks worldwide and educate others in this craft through instructional videos and live online demonstrations. "
" Around 4 years ago, I found myself needing a hobby as a way of unwinding from my day job within the Emergency Services. Having visited the Woodturners At Amberley Museum and Heritage centre and seeing the pieces created from wood, I bought my first lathe together with some random chisels. Completely ignorant, I watched various videos and hacked at the timber but found myself forever Sanding and not a lot of shape to the items I turned. Now i turn as a hobby, and to unwind. "
Κostas Annikas Defteraios is a profetional woodturner from Kefalonia island in Greece. His profession is to create interior design items. He was born and raised in Cephalonia, where his company "Annikas Greek Handicrafts" is based in recent years. Through his YouTube channel, which he maintains since 2015, he managed to spread the art of wood lathe in Greece. He is one of the creators and managers of the Greek Woodturning Team and a member of the artistic group ArtStreet52. In all the years of his career he has collaborated with painters, sculptors and various types of artists. He has taken part in many solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad, his works are hosted in personal collections around the world. Every year, wood lathe enthusiasts visit him in his workshop to watch or learn his techniques
" Hi, I've been turning since 1986. I was doing a pre release course from the Army and using the lathe was part of the course. I loved it. I went home on leave and bought a second hand Arundel J14 Lathe. I upgraded, quite a few times and now use an Axminster 1628 for day to day turning, a VB 36 for big stuff and a small Axminister lathe for some smaller work. I love turning wood, I'm lucky because I am retired so that leaves plenty of time to be in the cave. I like trying different things, whether it's colouring, texturing, burning or anything else that anyone has done that I can try. If I can pass on any knowledge or tips to others out there is a bonus. "
" My name is Darryl Jones, founder of Dread Knot Woodshop. I aim to inspire and encourage others to create despite their perceived limitations. I am a woodturner, content creator, instructor, and demonstrator. I believe that we are all capable of more than we know… Dread Knot and make something "
" My Name is Andi Heal, born in the UK at the beginning of the 80's. In the early noughties I studied at UWIC in Cardiff, leaving with a BA hons in Fine Art. Work really took over my life to the point of un-healthiness, so a change in career and personal circumstances was in-order. This brought me to starting my YouTube channel and Instagram profile. Eventually I found my 'thing' and its now really built into a passion. Carving. I carve in wood, stone, metal or plastic I LOVE IT. "
Born in Western Pennsylvania, Heidi has always had a passion for nature, science, and artistic endeavours. Graduating from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors of Arts for Sculpture, she set her professional life in gear focusing on commercial art. During that time, Heidi has also blossomed as a ceramicist and potter. Taking up the craft as an outlet soon after she was married. She immersed herself even further into the endeavour after the birth of her son, Carver, in 2016. Her primary thrown objects are mugs and lidded vessels. Combining her love for pottery and a new enjoyment for turning, she has also been making mixed media pieces. "There is so much to clay, to pottery and to the sintering process that I find fascinating. It checks all of the boxes for me. I can use my commercial skills to come up with fun designs - use my sculpting skills to embellish pieces - and my curiosity for science in experimenting with different glazing and finishing techniques. It's never boring. Now that I'm also experimenting with woodcrafts like turning my brain is just exploding with ideas "
Martin is a well known YouTubing professional woodturner with an internationally known and respected channel with around 200 turning and business oriented videos on it. Popular on the UK demonstration and show circuit, Martin’s presentations are full of energy and enthusiasm for his work, inspiring others to take their own turning to the next level. Being the developer of the popular Hampshire Sheen range of finishing and colouring products, Martin has also recently started a new business with fellow turner Les Thorne called The Woodturning Shop.
Dale is a self confessed maker; from woodwork to software! "A day isn’t complete without me being able to say 'Hey I made this' ". Making things has been a way of life for Dale particularly in the Digital realm since he was a boy, but when he turned his hand to building his own home his love of woodwork was born and he hasn’t looked back since. Dale's YouTube channel focuses on making wood art using the lathe & scroll saw with more than a little spray paint art and resin work thrown in. "We've been doing this for a few years now. Still amazes me people seem to like what I do! I have so much fun doing it, it all just seems like a bunch of arty antics and shenanigans :) "
Cameron has been an artist all his life. However, he did not start his art career until he lucked into the animation industry in his late twenties. This lead to a 20 year career in the animation industry and an animator and illustrator, working on numerous notable series, including The Simpsons. However, life took him in a different direction and, at 40 years old, went to university to pursue an art degree. Graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2016, Cameron has since been a full-time studio artist and content creator for YouTube and Instagram. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, he currently lives and works in South Carolina, USA.
Michael started woodworking in his early teens thanks to the dedication and encouragement of his Middle School Wood Shop teacher. He continued tinkering with general woodworking off and on throughout most of his adult life while maintaining a passion for art and creating. Labelled a hobby addict by friends and family and always trying to tackle something new, Michael tried woodturning in 2017 and hasn't turned back. He has a small garage workshop just outside Raleigh, NC where he spends his free time attempting to acquire new skills or experiment with different materials such as burls, resin or skateboards.
" Born and raised in Las Vegas, Braxton has a natural knack and passion for woodturning and woodworking. He promotes sustainability by rescuing salvaged trees from around the Las Vegas Valley and turning them into beautiful, everyday items that will last a lifetime. "
I am a third generation woodworker who fell in love with woodturning while studying at the Red Rocks Community College School of Fine Woodworking where I now teach. The environment I live in greatly influences my work. From my rough natural edge pieces representing our times of drought and fire to the simple curves of my bowls and hollow forms representing the curves of snow covered mountains, Colorado is not only the place I live but it is also my muse. Besides the natural beauty of the landscape, Colorado offers more than 100 different species of trees that grow along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. While many think of the Rockies as only yielding Pine, in fact the diversity of Elm, Maple, Walnut, Box Elder and dozens of other workable woods each offers their own challenges and intrinsic beauty. I create all my pieces in my cozy mountain studio that looks out at the Continental Divide