Monthly featured Artist

Jim Seyfried

Like many current woodturners, Jim came to the craft having enjoyed woodworking for a great while, but only occasionally turning a spindle or candlestick on his Craftsman tube lathe. The lathe was the least used tool in his shop, mostly because he didn’t know what he was doing. After a particularly scary catch he decided learning about woodturning would make it more enjoyable and safer! With the help of various resources, membership in a club and an upgrade of a few tools, turning became a passion of his. His albums on WoW and his website demonstrate a wonderful progression and evolution of his turning skills as well as his ability to turn a broad array of items.

The WoW family is fortunate to have Jim as an active and contributing member and is pleased to honor him as the Artist of the Month for February 2020.

The World of Woodturners site (WoW) originated in November, 2001. At its start it was the only interactive site where woodturners could post photos and descriptions of their work and engage in discussion about their art. WoW members think of themselves as a family. They are artists who have become friends and who willingly share their talents and skills. This is a place where the novice freely mixes with the seasoned professional in an atmosphere of shared respect. No one is anonymous and everyone uses their own name. From this venue has arisen some incredible art, some of which can be seen in the public gallery. Enjoy this display of fine work. Access to the site itself is at no cost, by obtaining a membership invitation from an existing WoW family member or contacting site administration at wowadmin@shaw.ca. Include your name and a brief description of your woodturning experience in the message.

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