A couple of basic lessons in the summer of 2006 rekindled a boyhood interest and started an obsession with woodturning for us that we hope we can share through this website. Upon our return from those lessons, a day watching Nick Cook at the Cumberland Woodturner’s Club (Crossville, TN), and armed with the knowledge that a mini-lathe is reasonably priced, we decided to take the plunge. Since our introduction to the craft we joined the Tidewater Turners of Virginia in Norfolk, Virginia, The American Association of Woodturners and have built a small woodturning “laboratory complex” to accommodate the necessary tools and supplies.
Our children have since attended the youth turning at the 2008 AAW symposium in Richmond, Virginia and completed a six month youth program sponsored by the Tidewater Turners. Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Plug (lower left) are their creations as a thank you to the company that helped pay for the children’s turning tools.
As you can see, woodturning is truly a family affair for us. Some of the pieces we have enjoyed making since our start are shown on the ”Our Work” page.
Since starting on our woodturning journey we have picked up a friend for Truffle (lower right). Her name is Lucy and she is a rescue from the Animal Aid Society. The life of the party, Lucy brings a lot of excitement to the family and is a best friend to Truffle! She is also fearless and constantly on guard.