Laser & Lathe

master Craftsman

Dave Marshall


David Marshall is a Fort Worth based woodworker who designs and builds custom works of art. Combining traditional woodworking methods with laser engraving, his work emphasizes both the art and science of woodworking.

Dave creates wood-turned objects, furniture, home goods, gifts, sculpture, and commercial pieces in his home woodshop. He believes that thoughtful engineering, natural materials, and a bit of elbow grease make timeless treasures. Every project is custom and designed to tell a unique story.


Dave brings a lifetime of woodworking experience. As a kid in Topeka, Kansas, he read about the growing turner community in the FineWoodworking magazine. That article sparked his passion for engineering, innovative techniques, and hand-turned quality. After convincing his teachers to let him use the more advanced tools at his school’s woodshop, Dave turned his first piece at age 13: a simple, beautiful box in black walnut.

Dave kept tinkering away in modest shops set up within his home garages as he moved from Kansas to several states across the U.S. In the late 80s, he settled in Fort Worth with his family. Over the decades, Dave built a keen sense for craftsmanship and an appreciation for classic American design. He shares his passion by supporting local and regional woodturning organizations in order to expand the network of woodworkers and share their artistry with the community.


Affiliations & Training

Southwest Association of Turners, Treasurer
2015 – present

Arrowmont, Woodturning Course

Woodturners of north texas, past president
2012 – 2016


Special Projects

clubhouse for kids only

National cowgirl museum & hall of fame

Tarrant literacy coalition

World affairs council of dallas/fort worth


“Eclectic wood,” Fort Worth Community arts Center

Biecentennial Tree project, city of Grapevine

Southwest Association of Turners Symposium


Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind. 

/  Johannes brahms  /