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A creative release through the craft of woodturning

A creative release through the craft of woodturning

In studying photography and architecture, John examined Ansel Adams and Frank Lloyd Wright extensively. He explains, "These men learned the basics of their trade thoroughly before advancing their respective art forms. In my own woodturning I applied this attitude. I spent years playing with many different techniques in wood." By attending symposiums, reading the latest magazines, and later venturing into the shop to master a particular skill, John was able to advance his ability. This allowed for the freedom to explore and create a large variety of work including one-of-a-kind pieces. Many of these embodied a specific technique or emphasized a particular species of wood.

Today, with precise skills, John can build almost anything. The question now becomes what to do with these skills; create high-quality crafts or conceptual pieces, perhaps teach? This question will remain unanswered for now. John is simply enjoying his time turning, building and sharing what he has learned with others.

John Lucas
Baxter, TN

Pay a visit to WOOD's Woodturning forum, where John serves as the forum host.


Comments (2)
Joe608 wrote:

Great work John, keep it up. Joe of DAWG club

7/28/2011 07:22:00 PM Report Abuse
kratky1 wrote:

Great hobby, but don't look at it as any kind of significant revenue source,only less than 5% have figured that out.

4/16/2010 08:24:36 AM Report Abuse

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