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Rick Morris

Buford, Georgia

Through no fault of my own, I was born at an early age. Over the next 30 years, with great effort, I managed to age more than a quarter of a century. At which point, the woodturning fairy sprinkled me with magic shavings and I bought a very inexpensive lathe from Sears & Roebucks and begin to destroy innocent defenseless  wood. That lasted for a few years before I was distracted by other things. However, by the time I turned 50, I came to my senses, purchased a Jet 1442 and got reacquainted with woodturning. Some years later, I bought a Powermatic 3520b, a lathe that is heavier than me, which is not saying a lot, unfortunately.

And a few years after that, suffering from a lapse of common sense, I started a woodturning channel on YouTube (search for “RickTurns” and subscribe! Please!). With my interest in YouTube videos, it was a logical step to write a few programs (I was a software engineer when I wasn’t turning wood) to suck data out of YouTube and build a database of woodturning videos (over 18,000 woodturning videos, would you believe! And growing by several hundred every month). That database is available right here on More Woodturning. We are talking major league excitement here! Check it out in the News section!


Contact Info:

Email: rickandcathymorris@gmail.com
Web Site: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCghK0Pjzr5YaZK2SlC2Dftw



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Make Your Own Dedicated Negative-Rake Shear ScraperJan 2019
Turning a Bowl From Spalted MapleMar 2019




Make your own nanocarbide shear scraperJul 2018
Woodturners – YouTube Wants You!Sep 2018
Making Tenon Cutters from Wrenches Oct 2018
Make a REALLY Big FaceplateApr 2019
Make a Drop-Point Hollowing ToolJul 2019