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Wood is a precious commodity that a lot people don’t understand so they leave it alone. If you mention eating out of a wood bowl or off a wood plate, you might get strange looks. But it was not THAT long ago, maybe 150 years, we were doing just that. And, that leads to my work. Most of my turnings are for serving food in or displaying fruits and such in. I have worked with wood off and on since Junior High School when I took a woodworking shop course. Since then, I have always preferred making something from wood than anything else. Since I was retired in 1995, I found myself doing furniture building and managed to apprentice under a Master Quaker Carpenter who had helped in the restoration of Benjamin Franklin’s house and several other major projects up in Pennsylvania. I managed to learn a lot from him, and still practice those things today. I work with wood that is local to the North Central Texas area. This wood ranges…

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  • Joined March 2, 2009

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Red Oak Pecan Mesquite Cottonwood Bodark Cedar Elm Live Oak Hackberry Sweet Gum

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Wood is a precious commodity that a lot people don’t understand so they leave it alone. If you mention eating out of a wood bowl or off a wood plate, you might get strange looks. But it was not THAT long ago, maybe 150 years, we were doing just that. And, that leads to my work. Most of my turnings are for serving food in or displaying fruits and such in. I have worked with wood off and on since Junior High School when I took a woodworking shop course. Since then, I have always preferred making something from wood than anything else. Since I was retired in 1995, I found myself doing furniture building and managed to apprentice under a Master Quaker Carpenter who had helped in the restoration of Benjamin Franklin’s house and several other major projects up in Pennsylvania. I managed to learn a lot from him, and still practice those things today. I work with wood that is local to the North Central Texas area. This wood ranges from various Oaks, to Pecan, Mesquite, Cottonwood, Osage Orange and I dabble around with Ash and Hackberry. I turn pieces that have a function. I am not too much into turning a piece that is only good to look at and nothing else. Every piece I turn is different from the others. That is the nature of hand turned pieces. And, please. I am not one of those production turners who stand at their lathes and turn the same thing over and over and over. Some of them actually brag about doing that! OK. Different strokes for different folks. I just think it would be boring. And, hey! I’m retired! I need to add that I am also disabled. What I do now is supposed to be fun! And, what I do is fun! So, take a look around in my little shop and maybe you will find something that you like. If not then thanks for looking anyway and hope to see ya back soon! Dave

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