I'm Joshua Friend, a woodturner, writer, and editor. Most of the articles I have written on woodturning are available here as PDF downloads.
I enjoy making a wide variety of handturned items from the wood lathe, including bowls, platters, salt & pepper shakers,
wine and champagne glasses, winestoppers, pens, lidded boxes, urns, and more. In my turning, I favor American hardwoods like
black walnut, butternut (aka, white walnut), ash, maple, and cherry. Like many turners, I mostly use what is given to
me or what I find locally.
I am a proud member of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) and The Nutmeg Woodturner's League.