Writer Profile for James Duxbury

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James Duxbury

Graham, North Carolina

Jim Duxbury is an artisan with over 50 years of experience who “thinks outside of the box.”  An active member of the American Association of Woodturners, Carolina Mountain Woodturners, Piedmont Triad Woodturners, and North Carolina Woodturners Guild, and Northcoast Woodturners he has won numerous awards and ribbons with his original kaleidoscope designs.

Although Jim has claimed to be retired since 1996, the abundance of dust from woodturning evolved into the invention of the Resp-O-Rator™ of which he holds two U.S. patents. He and his wife Rita operate Duxterity LLC for the manufacture and marketing of both the Resp-O-Rator™ and his gallery quality wooden objects. You can visit his website at www.duxterity.com  

Jim has developed kaleidoscope plans for four different models and made a comprehensive DVD on the making of them.  He has demonstrated kaleidoscopes and conducted workshops at dozens of AAW Woodturning Chapters, Woodworking Clubs, and some Wood Carving Clubs in addition to the North Carolina Woodturning Symposium, the Utah Woodturning Symposium, the Southwest Association of Turners Symposium, the National AAW Symposiums in Richmond, Virginia and San Jose, California, and the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society.  Many woodturners have been inspired by his demonstrations and are now successfully making kaleidoscopes.
Additionally, he has written a number of woodturning related articles which have been published in the American Woodturner, Woodturning (England), Woodworking (England), Woodturning Design Magazine and numerous other wood journals.

Jim resides in Graham, North Carolina.  With the help of his Parrotlet “Bean” he creates all sorts of fine turnings from small bottle stoppers to bowls, bud vases, trays, furniture, wooden hats, chandeliers, and, of course, fine kaleidoscopes.


Contact Info:

Email: cyberdux@bellsouth.net
Web Site: http://www.duxterity.com