Customer Testimonials

We are pleased to receive customer testimonials about our educational DVD videos and ebooks! These are unsolicited testimonials from our customers about the quality of our woodturning instructional materials.

Steve discusses bowl gouges during
a demonstration at The Woodworking Shows

I am 74 and a novice at bowl turning, for that matter, any kind of lathe turning. I have all the DVD videos and they are good. But wait, help is on the way for people like me and those who wish to get better.

Steve Russell Volume III, 2 hours 20 minutes of how to turn a bowl from green wood. 2 DVD disks with tips. "Bowl Turning: Step by Step" WOW, what a way to learn, slow, easy and "talk you through it" close up video shots with accompanying instructions that are clear, understandable and concise. You may by now feel this is for beginners. I belong to 2 wood turning groups that would applaud the work that Steve has done on these two disks.

He has more to share with those wishing to learn more. Website: Check it out. Sign up for his "Lathe Talk" monthly newsletter. Go ahead, check out his website and look at the wealth of info he provides, free.

From a very satisfied customer,
HK, Virginia
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You shipped me your Volumes # 1 and 2 Super Combo. I just wanted to let you know I have reviewed various selections from your DVD's several times and get something more out of them each time I do. You produced a super product with these training aids. They are well done, clear, to the point, excellent pictures and demonstrations with explanations, one can't miss. With your experience and "classroom" training, I am well on my way to becoming a pretty decent maker of pens. Thanks again.

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Steve, I purchased your ebook combo pack at the Woodworking Show in Indianapolis this past weekend and have begun to read through the articles. They are very well done and easy to follow, even for a novice turner like myself. The video on pen turning was excellent. My compliments to your wife for her work in its production. It's one of the best I've seen.

I got more than my money's worth at your seminars. They were most informative and your instruction style was superb. You certainly have a gift for teaching. Thanks for sharing so much in such a short time frame. I especially appreciate your guidance on selecting my next lathe and chuck when I move up.

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Dear Steven,
I blame you for getting me hooked on woodturning. I watched your demo at the northern Virginia Woodworking Show and year and a half ago and promptly bought a Jet 1442 lathe. I bought your woodturning CD and have found it to be very helpful as I learn this very satisfying skill. Thank you for your help.

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Love the articles (ebook Combo Pack) and since I am just starting in woodturning, I feel I have no bad habits to break so I can learn from the best . . . you. I will be looking for a good lathe and then a good bandsaw. Your articles so far have been very helpful and I look forward to reading all your articles. Your demo at the Atlanta show was so chock full of info that I could hardly believe it.


Hello Steve,
I attended your pen turning demo at the Portland woodworking show last month. That got me very interested in turning pens which I started on just this week. I am a self-taught turner and have been turning off and on for the past couple of years.

At the show, I purchased your DVD on pen turning and reviewed it several times before starting my own pen. I followed your finishing instructions and am very pleased with the quality of the finish that can be achieved. Thank you.


Steve, I met you during the Woodworking Show in Arlington recently. I enjoyed your informative turning demonstrations and I purchased your Volume I & II CD/DVD combo Pack. Very informative stuff. I look forward to your publishing more articles, demos, videos, etc. I respect your work and your thoroughness. Let me know. Thanks.


I attended 3 of your demonstrations at the Indianapolis Woodworking Show. you are an excellent presenter. I found the demonstrations informative and fun to watch. I picked up your woodturning Volume III DVD set and am enjoying it also. I'd like to thank you for taking the time from your business and family to spread your knowledge. Please thank your wife, for me, for allowing you to do the Woodworking Show tour.

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I purchased your Bowl Turning Volume II at the Phoenix Show. You have done a "GREAT" job both filming and presenting the material.

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I purchased you CD ebook from one of your suppliers via the Internet. I'm very pleased and satisfied with the product. Thanks.


We purchased your Super Deluxe Combo Pack at the Woodworking Show in San Mateo in October. My wife and I attended all three of your demos on Saturday. We learned so much from you! I had started turning a celluloid pen, but learned from you that I was going about it all wrong. After seeing your demo, I finished the project with great success. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you again at one of the shows.


Dear Steve,
Thank you for a wonderful learning tool (Volume II Video & ebook Combo). Your articles are very informative and give me the little extra insight as to why the techniques and chemicals work the way they do. The DVD is very well done. Clear videography makes your instructions crystal clear, and you actually answered unasked questions I had concerning over tightening the mandrel lock nut and finish application. Your approach is more erudite than most I've seen and I find it refreshing.

Since I attended your sessions at the Tampa Woodworking Show, your teachings have improved my pens and their finishes tremendously. Thank you again and I look forward to more of your products in the future.


I purchased you 2 DVD set on bowl turning at the Harrisburg, PA woodworking show. My son and I have watched it several times and appreciate the time and care you and your wife spent making it. I have found it most helpful. Thank you very much.

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Enjoyed having the DVD because it reinforces/amplifies the notes I took during your lecture/presentation on pen turning that you conducted at the show.

Both CDs are very educational. They allowed me to take advantage of the (lessons learned) and experiences you have had with products and techniques. You also recognize that amateurs and hobbyists will not reach the same level of expertise that a personal earning his living with these tools will. You recommended using a jig for sharpening rather than go through the extended learning process of occasional sharpening. Thank you for this recommendation, makes good sense.


First rate ebook and DVD video (Super Combo Pack). I can't imagine a better or more comprehensive presentation.


Hi Steve,
I enjoyed your bowl turning class and I really like your DVD and articles (Super Combo Pack).

New Jersey

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Safety Note: Always follow all manufacturers safety instructions before working with your lathe, or any of the tools or products you may use. If you are unsure about any operation, obtain competent professional instruction before proceeding. Use and wear all necessary safety devices during turning and observe safe woodturning practices to prevent accident or injury.

Steven D. Russell is a professional studio woodturner, teacher and writer. He has written numerous articles for international woodturning magazines, which have been published in more than 78 countries around the world. Steve has demonstrated in numerous cities across the United States. His studio, Eurowood Werks, specializes in bowls, platters and hollow forms with unique visual and tactile treatments.

Steve is also the current and founding President of the Lone Star Woodturners Association, Inc., an AAW member chapter. The LSWA is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization dedicated to teaching and demonstrating the art and craft of woodturning.

Steve is also a featured writer for the Guild of Master Craftsman's "Woodturning" magazine, published in London England. Woodturning magazine is the world's leading magazine for woodturners. Look for his articles covering technical topics, or project based articles in an upcoming issue.