Felderhoff was born and raised in Muenster, Texas and earned a BS of
Industrial Technology with an emphasis in Construction Management from
Texas State University in San Marcos Texas. He has lived in Birmingham,
Alabama; Brevard, North Carolina and currently lives in
Taylors, South Carolina and turns for a hobby.
love for building things and working with wood began in his high school
years. He was fortunate to have an awesome shop teacher who taught him
great wood working techniques. While in Alabama, a colleague introduced
him to woodturning and Kevin quickly became involved with the Alabama
Woodturners and in fact was elected President in 2009. He began turning
on a Rikon Mini Lathe in 2007 and currently is turning on a Powermatic
3520B. Living in the mountains of North Carolina, Kevin had the
opportunity to participate in numerous exhibitions and demonstrations.
Fallen wood was prevalent and provided opportunities to challenge and
grow his analytical and artistic mind. It was satisfying to Kevin to
rescue a gnarly piece of wood and transform it to an exquisite piece of
unique art. Turning for Kevin is stimulating and mentally challenging to
analyze the rescued wood and calculate the best angle to mount the wood
on the lathe.
Being a native of
Texas, it was natural for him to want to turn something “Texas” from
wood so…. nothing better than a Wood Turned Cowboy Hat. While in
Brevard, North Carolina Kevin was mentored by a local woodturned, Nick
Neiley and watched Johannes Michelsen “Creator of the Original Woodhat”
on how to make a wood turned cowboy hat.
Kevin has studied under David Ellsworth, Binh Pho, Nick Cook, Frank Penta, and Johannes Michelsen.
memberships include: American Association of Woodturners, Carolina Woodturners Association in Asheville North Carolina, Greenville Woodworkers Guild in Greenville South Carolina.
memberships include: Golden Triangle Woodturners - Denton Texas, Alabama Woodturners Association in Birmingham,
Transylvania North Carolina Community Arts Council, Central Oklahoma Woodturners Association in Oklahoma City Oklahoma and American Association of Woodturners. and member of
Handcrafted in America.
Alabama Woodturners Association – Past President 2009
Woodturning a Mini and Full Hat –2010, Brevard, North Carolina
Basics of Woodturning – 2010, Brevard, North Carolina
Holiday Tour of Homes Featuring Reclaimed Handcrafted Barnwood Furniture & Decor – December 2009 Brevard, North Carolina
Chair Show – October & November 2009 Flat Rock, North Carolina
Carolina Woodworkers – Woodturning and Reclaimed Furniture & Décor –
August & September 2009 Transylvania County Arts Council, Brevard,
of the Mountains – Woodturning and Reclaimed Furniture & Décor –
Transylvania County Arts Council, Brevard, North Carolina