Ray Asselin's Profile
Timberturner is located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, an area that's richly endowed with hardwood forests that provide much of my raw materials.
The days zip by when I'm turning wood in a post-and-beam timber framed woodshop heated by a small potbelly stove. Every wall has windows that flood the work area with natural light and pleasing views that inspire me.
Woodturning- it's a fascinating way to reveal what nature has locked up inside a tree. Each wood species has unique grain patterns, figure, color, smell, density, and texture.
Most of the woods I turn are from local trees that have died or been taken down of necessity, or have been storm damaged. I generally don't cut down live trees for the sake of obtaining wood. The Australian burl woods I use are legally harvested…
- Born on December 26
- Joined February 1, 2008