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About TurningWood.com

My name is Steve Worcester, and my studio is in Plano,TX.

While I do all sorts of woodturning, I have been woodturning since 1994 and have gone through many phases. I did square turning and wrote several articles on my techniques. After taking a class from David Ellsworth and advisories from Trent Bosch, hollow turning has been a major direction and force of my work.

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Through just being an attendee to being a demonstrator, or a vendor, we have attended a majority of the AAW symposiums over the last 15 years. Here is where we stash all the photos of the Instant Gallery (thousands), the demos, the special exhibits and the vendor floor, where I get the inside scoop on […]

The view from the floor

(The vendor show floor of course) San Jose turned out to be a bit interesting in many regards. Vendor move in marred by union fees and extra expenses, attendance at abut 1400, auction was pretty slow, lots of bargains. On the vendor floor, some interesting items. New motor controller from Bill Rubenstein, new Powermatic 4224B, […]

AAW 2002 Providence, Rhode Island IG

Absolutely one of the big draws in the instant gallery. Even though I was demonstrating in Providence, I still got to make a quick run through to the IG (that’s what we “insiders 🙂 ” call it) Funny, in retrospect, I now own a Michael Hosoluk piece just like this. Always thought of them as Heckel and Jeckel, […]

View from the floor, overall thoughts day by day

AAW Symposium Kansas 2001 updated Daily! 7/5/01Well, this year I made the proverbial “big time” and am doing the demonstrator thing. I have three rotations, and all of them are in the room with, and following Ray Key. I came up to Minneapolis with my son, Nate, and on the same plane is my club […]