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Woodcraft of Woodcraft of Allentown


Woodcraft of Allentown

Parkway Shopping Center
1543 Lehigh Street
Allentown, PA 18103
Call Us: (610) 351-2966
Fax Us: (610) 351-3211
  • Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM
  • Monday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM

Ed Youtz
Ed Youtz turned his first bowl as a high school sophomore. His career as a turner, however, was interrupted by 40 years of science teaching. Providing items for a church auction from a fallen ash tree brought him back to the lathe. The enthusiastic reception of the bowls made from that wood rekindled his interest in turning. Now, retired from teaching, he has more time to work at the lathe. He is a member of Bucks County and Lehigh Valley wood turning clubs and the American Association of Woodturners. Over the last several years he has sold his work at craft fairs, and was recently awarded State Jury status in the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. We are fortunate to have Ed combining his enthusiasm for wood turning with his love for teaching at the WOODCRAFT store in Allentown, PA.
John Silva
He started wood working flying rockets then model planes and enjoys building and flying radio control aircraft.He spent 24 years rigging power boats then joined the woodcraft team.He has expanded his woodworking skills working here learning from the classes and the people that come through the door. He is an instructor in many of our classes.
Brad Sears
Brad is a studio woodturner, woodturning demonstrator and teacher from East Stroudsburg, in the heart of N.E. Pennsylvania's scenic Pocono Mountains. Well versed in all aspects of woodturning, he focuses on environmentally friendly artistic and functional woodturnings along with antique restorations and light architectural turnings. He takes special delight in crafting multi-axis lidded boxes, cremation urns, contemporary and 18th Century reproduction candlesticks, as well as his “Olde Tyme” series pepper mills and coffee grinders. To the greatest extent practical, his work is made from local trees lost to storms, removed for construction, or destined for the woodpile. Passionate about preserving our environment, Brad uses eco-friendly finishes exclusively. Brad is a member of the American Association of Woodturners, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, the Pocono Arts Council, and the Lehigh Valley Woodturners.
Paul Anthony
PAUL ANTHONY is a professional woodworker, teacher and award-winning author of two woodworking books and numerous magazine articles. Since 1974, he has designed and built a small multitude of woodworking projects, ranging from furniture and cabinets to boat fixtures and carvings. Books include: -------------- Home Storage Projects, Smart Workshop Solutions
Michael Kehs
Michael, from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has exhibited in several US shows, including Challenge V: International Lathe Turned Objects, The National Speleological Society’s Fine Art Salon. He turned an ornament for the Clinton White House during the 'Year of the Craft.' Michael has won awards in many art shows and craft shows locally and nationally, including several Best of Show awards. He has also judged several wood carving shows and has written for the American Woodturner, the Journal of the American Association of Woodturners. Active in both local and national turning and carving clubs, he has also demonstrated and taught turning and carving in workshops.
Craig Bentzley
Craig resides in southeastern Pennsylvania, where he has been a woodworker for over 30 years. His primary area of interest is the conservation, restoration and reproduction of 18th century American antique furniture. He strives to use historically accurate methods in his work, which has developed into a love affair with hand tools and period woodworking technology. He has appeared in and authored numerous articles for Rodale’s American Woodworker magazine, Popular Woodworking, and Wood Magazine. His bio was featured in Bucks County Town and Country Living magazine. He has also been a contributor to many woodworking books published by Rodale and Taunton Press. His shop was featured in Woodworking at Home DVD magazine. He is active in the woodworking community, giving demonstrations and seminars for local guilds and stores. An avid antique tool collector, he is also a member of several collecting organizations.