As the Founding President of the Lone Star Woodturners Association, Inc., I’m proud to announce that I’m planning a new hands-on woodturning symposium for visually and physically disabled individuals in 2010. Through the years, I have rec...
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Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Professional studio woodturner, Eurowood Werks Woodturning Studio - The Woodlands, Texas. I opened Eurowood Werks more than 13 years ago after retiring from a career in insurance. My studio specializes in the production of bowls, platters and hollow forms. The majority of my current artistic work centers on the exploration of fifth century Grecian water and wine vessels. Particular attention is paid to the visual and tactile details in each piece, striving for a graceful and harmonious balance in the finished form.
Extensive use of bowl centre saver systems in my bowl turning production allows me to save several bowls from a single bowl blank. This is in keeping with my overall goal of conservation and respect for the timbers used. I regularly feature local storm damage and salvaged woods in both my functional and artistic works. The majority of the timber I use in my studio would have otherwise gone into a landfill. It's important to me to conserve our natural resources and I prefer salvaged timber whenever possible for my woodturning projects.
I'm a prolific writer on various woodturning subjects (more than 150 articles to date) and I've had articles published in more than 78 countries around the world. My articles have appeared in local, national, and international publications and on the Internet. I'm also a regular featured writer for the Guild of Master Craftsman’s "Woodturning" magazine published in London, England, where I write a monthly column covering technical topics related to woodturning.
I'm also the author of an internationally popular educational series for woodturners titled “Woodturning with Steven D. Russell.” This series currently includes two eBooks and three DVD videos. I'm active on numerous Internet based woodturning newsgroups and woodturning websites. I also demonstrated woodturning techniques for “The Woodworking Shows” for five years as a master woodturner. In the thirteen years of my studio, I've performed more than 1,770 demonstrations throughout the United States. In addition to woodturning, I'm actively involved in product, tool and machinery testing for numerous woodturning related manufacturers around the world.
These days my schedule is so hectic that there is little time for anything that's not related to woodturning, but I'm also actively involved in the Mercedes-Benz Club America, having served on the national board of directors as the South-Central Regional Director for several years. I've also held offices in the local Houston Section of MBCA, including President, newsletter editor of the award winning "The Houston Star" and as a Houston Section board member. I'm also the founding President of the Lone Star Woodturners Association, Inc. in The Woodlands, Texas (an AAW affiliated member chapter), where I serve as CEO and President.
My wife and I enjoy traveling to Hawaii (we've been five times in the last five years) and plan to retire there in a few years where I will build my dream studio in the Up Country mountains of Maui. If you have any woodturning questions, or if I can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me. Take care and best wishes in all of your woodworking and woodturning endeavors! Mahalo!
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Hello fellow Lumberjocks, As you know, Hurricane Ike came calling on us down in the Houston area causing a significant amount of destruction. This has been one of the worst storms I can remember and I have lived in the Houston area all my life....
On February 4th, 2008 the AAW granted chapter status to the Lone Star Woodturners Association in The Woodlands, Texas! I was honored to be elected President of the chapter for 2008 – 2009. We have a great set of dedicated officers and directors in...
Hello Lumberjocks, I’m spearheading an effort to start a new American Association of Woodturners club in the North Houston/Woodlands, Texas area. The “Lone Star Woodturners Association” will have a formation meeting later this...
Here is another piece I did in Spalted Water Oak titled “Jorell.” I rarely turn Oak of any kind, but this log was too nice to pass up. Termites did a number on this log before I got to it, evidenced by the holes in the front of the for...