Resume

N. Tod Raines

email: tod@ntrwoodturning.com

phone: US 214-924-3748

Statement:

Woodturning since 2003, I enjoy the process of turning and I use a mix of planning and serendipity as the creative process evolves. Since woodturning is a subtractive art form there needs to be some planning involved along with knowledge of the natural medium and its tendencies. It is the unknown and spontaneous nature of working wood that intrigues me but also the process of how to get to the final piece. I enjoy showing others this craft and igniting their wonder in what is hidden within the wood.

Affiliations:

American Association of Woodturners,  January 2008 – present, www.woodturner.org

Dallas Area Woodturners,  March 2006 – present, www.dallaswoodturners.com

  • Treasurer, January 2017 – present,  
  • South West Association of Turners (SWAT) symposium representative, January 2008 – January 2009

Golden Triangle Woodturners,  April 2017 – present,                         www.goldentrianglewoodturners.org

Hunt County Woodturners,  April 2017 – present,  www.huntcountywoodturners.org

Trinity River Woodturners Council, September 2018 – present, founding member, https://www.facebook.com/Trinityriverwoodturners-2197749080505532/

Public Art Committee, City of Allen, TX,  September 2014 – present, Place No.1 – Chair, www.cityofallen.org/1449/Public-Art

Demos:

Natural Edge End Grain Bowl with Hook Tool Hollowing, Southwest Association of Turners Symposium, Waco, TX, Aug 2018; two rotations

Natural Edge End Grain Bowl with Hook Tool Hollowing, Golden Triangle Woodturners club monthly meeting, Denton, TX, May 2018

Natural Edge End Grain Bowl with Hook Tool Hollowing, Hunt County Woodturners club monthly meeting, Greenville, TX, April 2018

Bowl Turning – Orientations and Techniques, Woodturners of North Texas club monthly meeting, Ft. Worth, TX, January 2018

Small Bud Vase, Dallas Area Woodturners club monthly meeting, Dallas, TX, January 2018

Bowl Turning – Orientations and Techniques, Dallas Area Woodturners club monthly meeting, Dallas, TX, August 2017

Turning a Sphere (sans jig), Dallas Area Woodturners club monthly meeting, Dallas, TX, July 2016

Instruction:

Natural Edge End Grain Bowl with Hook Tool Hollowing, Campbell Hands on Retreat, Cedar Spring, MI, July 26-28, 2018

Bowl Turning. Dallas Area Woodturners Open Shop, Dallas, TX, various in 2016 and 2017

Piston Box, Dallas Area Woodturners Member Class, Dallas, TX, February 2016          

Exhibitions:

52nd National Norwegian-American Folk Art Exhibition, Vesterheim, The National Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center, June 2018, – reference link

The Art of Wood, An Invitational, The ArtCentre of Plano, Plano, TX, 2013

Publications:

Woodturning Tool Handle with Jimmy Clewes adapter, More Woodturning Magazine, www.morewoodturningmagazine.com, October 2018

Off Center Box, More Woodturning Magazine, www.morewoodturningmagazine.com, September 2018

Ring Turned Flags, More Woodturning Magazine, www.morewoodturningmagazine.com, October 2017

The ArtCentre hosts The Art of Wood, PlanoProfile Magazine, Plano, TX, March 2013

Education:

Rudy Lopez Hands on Turning, Dallas Area Woodturners sponsored, July, 2018

Hands On Turning by Craig Timmerman, Hunt County Woodturners sponsored, Greenville, TX, March 2017

Skew, Two Day Class by Alan Lacer, Dallas Area Woodturners sponsored, Dallas, TX, May 2016

Turning Round Two Day Class by Jimmy Clewes, WoodWorld, Dallas, TX, November, 2015

Shape and Form in Hollowing by Don Derry, Canyon Studios, Denton, TX, May 2010

Bowl Turning by Al Stirt, Canyon Studios, Denton, TX, May 2009