Hi! I’m Douglas Heck! I am a self-taught woodturner, local to Taneytown, Maryland. I warmly welcome you to my new website. Here you can learn about me and how I got into woodturning, keep up with my projects in the wood shop, and shop for products that are expertly handcrafted with locally-sourced wood. Looking for something custom, or craving a project made from a special cut of wood? I take custom woodturning orders! Thank you for joining me on this … Read More
Nearly finished with another Taneytown History Museum project. I was asked to make a simple podium for a display … this is the result. I wanted to make something that could be used beyond the current display. It has no finish on it. I’ll finish it tomorrow evening. The wood has some spalting, so it will have beautiful character.
I was just accepted to the Carroll County Artists’ Studio Tour, 2019!! My workshop is listed as Stop #1 (of 17 total – Stop #2 is another fave with Thistledown Farm Pottery also in Taneytown, Maryland). I cannot wait to have the community out to share in my passion of woodturning! Learn more about dad and the other local artists at http://ccartists.com/artists/!!
I took the lead in designing and making (and other museum volunteers helped with production too) historic toys for the Taneytown History Museum historic toys display this Spring, 2018. These toys will be available for purchase from the museum. Tops have always been fun. Above is a video of one in action! Special thanks to my daughter, Kelly Heck (a professional photographer) for the photos and video clip! Below are more photos of toy styles for sale. Designed and made … Read More