Richard Gordon's Profile
Welcome! I create lathe-turned, regular and natural-edged bowls, vases, candlesticks, pencil cups, and wine stoppers from saved almond and other woods. Enjoy.
I've always been fascinated by wood turned objects but, like most people, I had no idea how they were made. So, when my wife's friend put a turning tool into my hands, and stood me in front of his lathe, I felt both curiosity and some trepidation. But by the end of the day, holding a lovely six-inch tall, 1/4 inch thick, hollow form vase in my hands, I had become absolutely and forever hooked.
Months later, I took a week-long wood turning class for beginners at Craft Supplies in Provo, Utah, and learned that creating a hollow form vase was definitely not a beginner's project. My ignorance has become my bliss and is my continuing passion. I returned home and remodeled a building to create a professional, fully equipped, woodturning workshop. What I needed…
- Born on February 1
- Joined October 18, 2011