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Custom Woodturning
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What is Custom Turning? Custom Turning is the process of taking wood from a tree that has special meaning to someone and making a keepsake from that wood on the lathe. Items that can be made include bowls, ornaments, platters, … Read More

Turned Bowls
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Click any image to get a better look.Wild Cherry BowlWild Cherry BowlWild Cherry BowlChinese Red MapleRed Oak with Natural Edge, No BarkRed Oak with BarkPin OakSpalted OakSegmented BowlRed Oak on the LatheSilver Maple with Wood Burned DesignBlack WalnutNorway MapleNorway MapleNorway … Read More

Events
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Carroll County Artists’ Studio Tour 2021 View the events calendar here.  The 2021 Studio Tour is past us now. It was a great event. Lots of smiling faces, lots of interest and wonderful questions and dialog. A big THANK YOU … Read More

Welcome to Doug’s Turnings
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My name is Doug Heck and I am a wood-turner located in Carroll County, Maryland. Self-trained on the lathe, I love what I can create out of a simple block of wood, God’s creation. For me, the process of turning a … Read More

Frequently Asked Questions
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Here are a few of the questions I hear from time-to-time. If I have not answered your question here, feel free to email me at info@DougsTurnings.com. I’ll get back to you as quickly as I possible.

Sourcing Wood
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Wood is all around us. Fortunately, I have a number of folks who think of me when they have trees cut down on their properties. A friend of mine, Tim, came along to help with cutting and loading the wood. … Read More

Weeping Cherry Woodturning Projects
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I’ve been working on many turned pieces in Weeping Cherry, mostly bowls, but some candle holders for 3″ pillar candles. Here are a good selection of photos taken by Kelly Heck Photography, showing off the Weeping Cherry.

A Rough-Turned Maple Bowl In-Progress
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Here’s a quick look at a medium maple bowl, freshly roughed out on the new lathe. I roughed it out green – it had some moisture in it, but it was not very wet. The bark peeled off fairly easy … … Read More

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