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Woodturner`s Site
Marcel van Berkel


My name is Marcel van Berkel


I have been a radio-officer on board Holland America Line Cruises for 10 years. Together with my wife Joan Smit we sailed the seas and discoverd the world. In 1980 we settled on the island Terschelling 20 miles north of The Netherlands. From 1980 till 2001 I worked for the Dutch MOD on Terschelling. I started woodworking making toys and mobiles. Being a regular visitor to England and reading english woodworking magazines I became interested in woodturning. I Started doing courses in England. Since 1997 I am a full time woodturner. I mostly work with burr-wood if I can get it.  I like to make vases and bowls with natural edge. Later I started making very thin vases the way Frank Sudol does. My workshop and gallery are open all year. Visitors can watch me working throug a glass wall. I have hunderds of woodworking and woodturning magazine available for visitors to read and so are the woodturner books and video`s. I am working on a "museum part" to show visitors the "story of woodturning" from the beginning till now.
Please feel free to visit me. I`m a member of:
- Dutch Radius
- English AWGB
- American AAW
All woodturners Associations