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Here are My Woodturnings!

by Doug Pinney
Monument, CO

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I first became interested in woodworking in junior high school where I made a walnut candlestick seen below.

I retired about 5 years ago from my General Contracting business in Colorado and I quickly realized I needed something to do with my time, and so my wife suggested that I finish my workshop that I started. She didn't have to tell me twice!

The building that my shop is located in is a 4,000 square foot metal building, of which 3,000 square feet is my wood shop, which is well equipped. You can see the pictures of my shop below.

Since getting back into woodworking I focus on woodturning and building custom furniture in Greene and Greene style. I build projects for my wife, my kids and grand kid. I also build boxes and bowls for the local Empty Bowl auction, where the proceeds go to Tri-Lakes Cares, "a community based, volunteer supported, resource center whose purpose is to improve people's lives through emergency assistance, self-sufficiency and relief programs, education and other social services."

I am a member of the Front Range Woodturners and the Colorado Woodworking Guild. I also teach woodworking class and mentor upcoming woodworkers, where I try to pass on the knowledge of woodworking that I have learned.

Below are some examples of my work:

A cheery keepsake box that I made for the Empty Bowl next month.

6” Mesquite Bowl, also for the Empty Bowl.

A Cheese & Cracker Platter made from purpleheart with a maple insert around the granite center.

A Sculpted Rocking Chair that I built two years ago.

You can email Doug at .

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