Juan Baret is a true inspiration not only in woodworking, but for the American dream. Born in the Dominican Republic, Juan entered the U.S. at 9 years old and became a naturalized citizen when he was 21. He has a very special appreciation for being a U.S. citizen. He is thankful for his education, attaining his master’s degree in business administration and is also very proud to have enlisted in the U.S. Air Force supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan campaigns, serving 9 years as a Staff Sergeant. He continued his support as a civilian with 6 years currently in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for a total of 15 service years to date.
Recently I was fortunate enough to attend “Turning Tuesdays” which is held at Codger Lodge in Lubeck, West Virginia, every Tuesday from 10am-1pm.
As a thank-you gift for service to their country, Woodcraft sent handcrafted wood pens to 4,840 sailors serving aboard the USS George H. W. Bush.
Woodcraft’s 2016 Turn for Troops program produced 13,720 pens, bringing the 13-year total to 146,118.
Common among the traditional furniture styles stemming from the classical revival, turned wood finials serve as a crowning ornament for such pieces as our Colonial-style bookcase. Here, we focus on a turned vase and flame design and walk you through the essential steps from beginning to end.
Ernie Conover hosted bowl, spindle and hollow turning demos.