September 8, 2018 (9:00am to 1:00pm)

Mann Tool & Supply, 802 Chris Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169

Palmetto Woodturners is excited to present a demonstration by Jim Duxbury.

About the Artist

Jim Duxbury, woodturner and inventor, is the kind of guy who thinks and creates "out of the box."  His turnings are unique and he seldom turns the same thing twice.  With the help of his pet parrotlet, "Bean" creativity abounds - all sorts of fine turnings are made from small bottle stoppers to bowls, bud vases, trays, furniture, kaleidoscopes, turned wooden hats, pens, and even a working Foucault Pendulum.

Jim's kaleidoscopes are a signature item, custom designed and the recipient of numerous blue ribbons.  Although Jim quit working in 1996 and claims to be retired, he has since obtained two U. S. Patents.

The inventor of particulate dust respirators, his company, DUXTERITY LLC, markets the Resp-O-Rator™, Resp-O-Rator Jr™, and Elegant Creations, his gallery of fine wooden objects, including Kaleidoscope Plans, Kaleidoscope Building DVD, and custom wooden Kaleidoscopes.  Details can be seen at

Jim welcomes your questions and comments and can be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.