I just purchased a new lathe. WOOHOOOO! I already had a few lathes in the wood shop… so you might wonder WHY in the world I would retire my Jet 1442 Lathe. The Jet 1442 Lathe still comes in handy, … Read More
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, … Read More
Here’s a little experiment with a piece of maple this evening. The lighting isn’t great, but I wanted to get a couple quick photos. This Norway maple has nice color.
A simple cylinder shape just turned to go on the lathe, destined to be a big wood turned bowl. The pencils give you an idea of the size.
SHOP TIME!!!! I knocked out a good number of pieces yesterday, including these pictured. Rough-turned bowls in-progress… they will have to dry for about 3 months before I finish them. The first image is a bowl I’ve wrapped in paper … Read More
I took a break this afternoon to do a little wood-turning. So, yes, I’m posting a few more photos of wood – what can I say, I’ve been busy and having fun! The first image was taken inside – the … Read More
Got a little turning in this evening. You can see part of my second load of red oak behind the new bowl blank. Good thing I like turning!
I’ve cut out about 50 bowl blanks so far. There are likely more than 50 left … then I have to return to Herdon with the empty trailer to cut up and haul back another 7′ section, 3.5 feet in … 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 … Read More
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 … Read More