Demo Date/Time: Sept 6, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm
Location: Demonstration Room, Mann Tool and Supply
Since childhood, Don has always had a deep desire to create objects from wood. His first opportunity came in high school shop when, after the first six weeks of the woodworking course, his shop teacher made him his assistant.
He has owned his own workshop for forty years and, during this time, he has built furniture, museum exhibits, repaired antiques and taught turning classes. His interest in geometric shapes led him to develop a system for constructing polychromatic-style staved turnings that are different and unique.
For eight years, he taught woodworking classes through the Community School Program in Cobb County. His focus for these classes was the construction of small furniture pieces and toys. Men, women, and even some children attended these classes.
Don was president of the Woodworkers Guild of Georgia for two years, and is presently affiliated with several woodworking and woodturning groups. The Peach State Woodturners, which he helped organize and where he served as president for two years, meets monthly at his shop.
Woodworking has been his hobby for many years, and he enjoys the challenges and opportunities it presents. His hope for the future is to share his knowledge with others who have a desire to create from wood.
Hands-On Class with Don Russell
Friday, Sept 5, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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