Today, we’re featuring two more woodworkers for Follow Friday and they are Don Schneider (Carving) and Paul Bucca (Woodturning).
Carving: Don Schneider
Don Schneider is a woodworker living in the northern woods of Havana, FL. He first got interested in carving after he used only an exacto knife and two wood files to carve a claw and ball foot, and was able to teach himself all of the carving techniques he needed to turn it into a regular hobby.
Don’s main focus in woodcarving is bas-relief carving, which he often does in a surrealist style. Another one of his carving interests is ornate masks. You can see several of his pieces below.
Woodturning: Paul Bucca
Paul Bucca is a former Oceanographer who now enjoys creating segmented bowl turnings. Over the past 9 years that he has been turning, his segmented bowls have been getting more and more elaborate as he has gained skills in marquetry, and better tools.
One of his biggest pieces was featured in the Show Us Your Woodturning section of our February issue of The Highland Woodturner. The turning consists of 685 pieces making up two hemispheres that were finished and mated together to create a beautiful and elaborate porthole bowl seen below:
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