Writer Profile for Mike Stafford

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Mike Stafford

Rocky Mount, NC

Mike Stafford aka "Big Mike" is a lifelong woodworker who has built everything from toys to tackle boxes to furniture.  He began woodturning in 2003 and is primarily self-taught although he has studied with Don Russell, Jamie Donaldson, Ed Moore and Frank Penta at John C. Campbell Folk School.  Mike’s specialty is turned boxes and he strives to turn as many box forms using as many different woods as possible.  He has demonstrated for woodturning clubs and regional symposia around the country.  He has also taught woodturning at local woodworking stores.  He taught annual classes on turning boxes at John C. Campbell Folk School for a number of years. Mike’s boxes are available at selected galleries. 

You might find Big Mike on a number of wood turning forums and he is a frequent contributor to the internet based World of Woodturning forum.  Mike also likes to write about woodturning and has been published in several woodturning and woodworking magazines.

Mike can be reached at:   mgstaff@suddenlink.net and loves to exchange information and ideas on turning boxes.


Contact Info:

Phone: 252-442-4695
Email: mgstaff@suddenlink.net



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Spalted Hackberry Pet UrnJun 2015
Scherk TowersOct 2015
Turning a KendamaJul 2016
Turning a Turkey Pot CallFeb 2017
Reproduction Antique StethoscopesApr 2018




Boxes are Some of My Favorite Thingsā€¦Nov 2016
Wood Turnings are like ZucchiniOct 2017