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. 


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
Red Mallee Triple or How to Turn a Burl Cap on Multiple CentersApr 2019




Boxes are Some of My Favorite Things…Nov 2016
Wood Turnings are like ZucchiniOct 2017