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Jay Mapson of Richmond, British Columbia

Pierced Turning

Pierced Turning

 

Jay Mapson is an avid woodturner who became interested in the craft only 5 years ago

 
Since Joining the Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild, Jay’s woodturning has evolved and grown in multiple ways. He has formed friendships with fellow members and frequently meets with them outside of club functions. Recently, he has begun to assist with the club’s woodturning classes – only 3 years after being a student himself.
                           

Lidded Turned Box

Lidded Turned Box

 

Jay frequently travels internationally, bringing back inspiration in the form of new friends and thousands of pictures. He has incorporated designs and ideas into his turnings from such diverse places as New Zealand, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam.    

 

  

Natural Edge Bowl

Natural Edge Bowl

 

Jay has recently begun participating in local craft fairs and received rave reviews and invitations to other craft fairs as well as references for some gallery exposure coming in 2009.

 

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6 Piece Sorby Turning Tool Set

6 Piece Sorby Turning Tool Set

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This is a very good instructional video on turning a natural edge or natural top olive wood bowl from green wood. It really simplifies natural edge turning and makes me want to get out to the shop and make some sawdust. 

 I hope you enjoy it 🙂