Exciting 2012 Expo Addition

Morris Schlesinger loves to turn wood. In fact, the only thing he loves more is teaching others how to turn wood. Therefore it’s no accident that he’s one of the most acclaimed teachers of the wood turning craft anywhere to be found.


Morris was featured at the 2009 and 2010 International Custom Rod Building Expositions. He gave a total of 4 turning demos and worked closely with the Klingspor’s Wood Working Shop booth. Due to a prior commitment, Morris wasn’t able to attend and participate in the 2011 event. More than a few builders mentioned how disappointed they were that he wasn’t on hand. He’d become quite a crowd favorite for his knowledge and down to earth teaching style.

This morning, Morris called me and said he wanted to be on the slate for the 2012 Expo. And more than that – he wanted to run an all day long demonstration! That’s right – he said he wanted to be able to give personal wood turning instruction from the time the doors opened, until they closed.


So, at the 2012 International Custom Rod Building Exposition, not only will Morris Schlesinger be presenting wood turning seminars, he’ll also be available one-on-one in his own booth. I can’t tell you how excited I am to add this first class presenter to the Expo. Ordnarily, folks pay Morris for his instruction. At the 2012 Expo, you can get it for free.


You can also learn more about Morris and view some of his work at these locations:



And here:


Tom Kirkman




  1. HLPierce on July 25, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    After the 2009 Expo seminar that he gave I went out to the floor in the main hall and was talking to Mr. Schlesinger and he not only answered some questions for me but took me behind the lathe and had me cutting some wood. I have never done that before. Excellent teacher and all around fun guy. I wish my teachers in school had had his attitude.

  2. Sammy on July 25, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    That is true. Morris is the best teacher for wood turning you could possibly line up. Just a fun guy all the way around and he really knows how to turn.

  3. TerryL on July 25, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    It is a feather in the cap of the Expo to be able to attract this kind of talent and especially from outside the rod building world. This guy is top bill at some of the best wood turning events in the world. What is he doing at a rod building event? The Expo keeps getting better and better.

  4. TedHalsher on July 26, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Was sorry that he was not there last year but welcome seeing him return in 2012. Great guy that really knows his stuff. Very helpful all you have to do is ask and he is happy to show you how.