Welcome to Carl’s Website & Blog

My woodturning started back in 2002 as a hobby. It has now become an obsession.

I am now a full time Studio Woodturner after voluntarily retired from IBM in 2016.

I produce one of a kind turned, carved, burned and painted wood vessels. I am very interested in doing woodturning demonstrations and teaching classes.

My current obsession is Big, Bold, Surface Decoration. I also love to turn natural edge bowls, vases and jazzing up my turnings with lots of color.

Note: On 9/15/2020, I merged my Website and Blog onto the same Blog platform. This is the “New Look” for my website.

For Sale

Check out my “CarlFordWoodturner” shop on Etsy! Please shop early and often!

Recent Work

You can see the “best of” my recent work on the AAW Photo Gallery or in my Etsy shop.

You can also check out my Photo Gallery page.

60 Covid-19 Hollow Forms

I turned 60 hollow forms in the first 3 months (mid March to mid June) of the Covid-19 shutdown. So far so good. They have kept the doctor away.

Click here for more photos and info.

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