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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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My first (sorta) 15 seconds of Fame

Sister and Brother

A few years back, Tim Yoder had a series on PBS called Woodturning Workshop. Over the years I had gotten to know him and he thought it would be fun to come down to my shop and film an episode about how I do my hemisphere hollow forms and incorporate slumped glass. They came down […]

The Skinny on Mirka Sanding Products

Sanding Disks for Woodturning featuring Mirka products Check the Frequently Asked Questions for more info Mirka Gold (P GRIT grading system) these are the best of the best in premium abrasives. (80 to 400 Grit) State-of-the-art coated abrasives technology. Super flexible bond means the grit stays on the backing – even after catches. Unsurpassed edge wear. […]