Serving Adams, Franklin, Cumberland and Fulton Counties in PA, Washington County, MD. and Morgan County, WV.
We are a local chapter of the American Assoc. of Woodturners
Cumberland Valley Woodturners
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and with the exception of some minor carpentry work over the years, my experience working with wood has been very limited. My father-in-law, who’s a master wood worker and a professional furniture restorer, sparked my interest in learning about wood working. I attended a Wood Working Show and was convinced by a good salesman that the Shop Smith was the best way to start my wood working venture. So I purchased the machine and set it up in my shed which now I call my shop. If only I knew how expensive this hobby was going to be. My Father-in-law invited me to attend a wood turners meeting with the Cumberland Valley Club and I was really impressed. After a few meetings I decided to join the club. I usually only spend a few hours a month turning, making more fire wood than anything, however I do enjoy learning the process. After a few years of seeing beautiful turnings show up at the club for show and tell, and enjoying some great demonstrations, I know I have a long, long, way to go to get to their level, however, I’ll have fun trying.