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Mark St. Leger

Virginia Woodshop Teacher

American Association of Woodturners

HQ Phone:  (651) 484-9094

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American Association of Woodturners

222 Landmark Center 75 5th St W

Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55102

United States

Company Description

The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, dedicated to advancing the art and craft of woodturning worldwide by offering opportunities for education, information, inspiration, an...more

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John C. Campbell Folk School


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Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts


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Appalachian Center for Crafts


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Peters Valley Craft Center


Teacher

Craig County High School


Demonstrator for the Aug. 10

Woodturners Guild of North Carolina


Teacher

Carolina Mountain Woodturners


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Professional Outreach Committee

Board of Advisors Member


Blue Ridge Woodturners of Southwest Virginia

Honorary Lifetime Member


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American Association of Woodturners

Video - Binh Pho (Chair), Kurt Hertzog, Jean LeGwin, Mark St. Leger


Mark St. Leger Rocking Box demo starts 6:30 Aug. 10

Mark St. Leger will be our demonstrator for the Aug. 10 WGNC meeting, starting at 6:30 pm at the NC State Crafts Center.
Mark has been working with wood since he was a young boy, helping his father who is a cabinetmaker/turner. He took woodshop for a year in high school where he first turned on a lathe, and still remembers his teacher's name (Mr. Snyder). It's funny, some of the things one doesn't forget. After high school Mark served a four-year apprenticeship and became a Journeyman Carpenter. Thru the years his interests moved towards the finer aspects of building which enabled him to become an accomplished Cabinetmaker as well. In 1982, Mark moved from Pennsylvania to the mountains of Southwest Virginia where he still lives today with his wife Barbara. Their three children are grown and branching out in their own careers. After working years in the field of building, Mark was approached and asked if he would consider teaching woodworking to high school students. Eighteen years later he continues to teach at a rural high school and enjoys it. Thru the years, along with some very caring contributors, Mark and his students have built up a virtually empty shop into a fine woodworking facility. It is set up for a full range of carpentry & cabinetmaking along with woodturning and carving. Mark's interest in woodturning came from a weekend visit by his father who brought a weed pot and small tagua nut vessel he turned, along with his excitement about turning. Well, that was the spark that ignited an interest in woodturning. Twenty years later Mark still enjoys exploring the endless possibilities of woodturning with enthusiasm and creativity. As an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Blue Ridge Woodturners Club in Virginia, Mark has served as vice-president, president & activities coordinator along with hosting their club meetings at the high school shop on a monthly basis. He is also a member of the American Association of Woodturners where he has served as a member of the board of directors. Several years ago the AAW produced a "Skill Building Projects" video featuring some of Mark's teaching techniques. Mark has been an active demonstrator and workshop leader for turning clubs, along with demonstrating at many regional and national symposiums. He is currently on the faculty list of Arrowmont School of the Arts in Tennessee, Appalachian Center for Craft in Tennessee, Peters Valley Craft Center in New Jersey, and the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina.


http://www.carolinamountainwoodturners.org/articles/536

Mark St. Leger Demonstrates for CMW July 16, 2016
Mark comes to CMW from his home in Pearisburg, VA where he has lived and worked since moving there in 1992. He has been working with wood since he was a young boy, helping his father who is a cabinetmaker and turner. Mark took woodshop for a year in high school where he first turned on a lathe. After high school Mark served a four-year apprenticeship and became a Journeyman Carpenter. Over time his interests moved towards the finer aspects of building which enabled him to be an accomplished cabinetmaker as well. After working years in the field of building, Mark was asked if he would consider teaching woodworking to high school students. For 24 years he taught at a rural high school and enjoyed it. Through the years, with the help of very caring contributors, Mark and his students built up a virtually empty shop into a fine woodworking facility. It is set up for a full range of carpentry, cabinetmaking, woodturning and carving. He is now retired from teaching at the school. Mark's interest in woodturning began when he was visited by his father who brought a weed pot and tagua nut vessel which he had turned. Thirty years later Mark still enjoys exploring the endless possibilities of woodturning with enthusiasm and creativity. Mark is an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Blue Ridge Woodturners Club in Virginia. He has served that club as president, vice-president and activities coordinator. He has also hosted their club meetings at the high school shop on a monthly basis. He is also a member of the American Association of Woodturners where he has served as a member of the Board of Directors. Mark has been an active demonstrator and workshop leader for turning clubs, along with demonstrating at many regional and national symposia including our North Carolina Woodturning Symposium. He has demonstrated for CMW in 2000, 2003, 2009, 2012 and 2016. In 2009 and 2012 he taught one-day hands-on classes for CMW. Mark is currently on the faculty of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in TN, Appalachian Center for Crafts in TN, Peters Valley Craft Center in NJ and the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. He also teaches woodturning courses for a local college. Learn more about Mark at: http://www.markstleger.com/ Mark's previous demo in 2012: http://www.carolinamountainwoodturners.org/articles/415 Following this demo Mark will be doing a hands-on class for CMW on Sunday, July 17, 2016. When sanding Mark goes from 150 to 600 grit. Mark began the session making a thin stem spin top. Curly ash was used for the disc and Blackwood for the stem. A 2MT jig was made from maple. For the stem Mark used a 2 ½" long x 9/16" thick piece that he carved the corners off so it would fit into the headstock spindle. It was turned into a cylinder with the roughing gouge. The distal end was turned to less than 1/16" thick. Mark continued to turn the stem toward the headstock in a continuous thin taper. Mark then turned a sphere. A standard drive center and live center were used. A 3 ¾" x 3 ¾" x 4 ¾" piece of wood was used. Mark then discussed his tool handles.


http://www.woodturner.org/?page=ChapBulletin012015

Mark St. Leger


Southern States Woodturning Symposium - Featured Woodturners

Mark St. Leger
Mark St. Leger - Pearisburg, VA Mark St. Leger from Virginia, has been turning for over 20 years and is known for his creative teaching style and techniques. He has been an active demonstrator and workshop leader regionally and nationally for the past 12 years. Mark is an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Blue Ridge Woodturners Club of Va., and has served on the board of the AAW.


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