I’ve been a member of Segmented Woodturners since the beginning after attending the first Symposium at Mark Adams.  I started turning in 2000 and did flat work building clocks as well.  I was in such a quandary for a while, if I was building clocks I wasn’t turning and visa versa.  I didn’t want to […]

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Hi, my name is Hal Gorss. I’m 63 this year and retired 2 years now. I started woodturning forty-some years ago while I was in college when someone offered me a 6” wood lathe.  I am a graduate of California Polytechnic University, Pomona, Calif. with a degree in manufacturing engineering. After graduation I worked for […]

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I live in Anaheim California. I started turning on an old ShopSmith in the early seventies, then when I retired in 1995 I found a part-time job at The Wood Workers Club as a turning instructor and shop monitor.  At the same time, I started taking woodworking classes at Cerritos College the local community college.  […]

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I first was introduced to woodturning in 7th grade by the industrial arts teacher, as they were called back then. Mr Tobias turned some beautiful bowls to show us and I was hooked. During that year I made the usual what-not’s learning to turn. Fast forward to 10th grade I turned a 15 in. diameter […]

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I was born and brought up in England and was lucky enough to have the opportunity to live in Singapore for a few years during my teens.   I went to university in England (mechanical engineering) and then worked for Lucas for a few years before emigrating to the USA.   I currently work at John Deere […]

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I was born in Connecticut and have lived all over the US including both coasts.  I currently live in Blaine Minnesota and have been here for past 12 years . I have been married for over 36 years and have a son in college.  I work for a manufacturing company in the Twin Cities in […]

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Retired math and technology teacher, Website developer, soccer coach, recumbent trike rider who created numerous woodworking and home remodeling projects over the years because I liked working with my hands and wood, also to save money. It all started on the farm while in FFA building a gate, hog and cattle feeders and a cattle […]

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G’day Born and live in Queensland Australia and proud of it. The last 17 years of my working life was a sub-contractor working as a workplace trainer/Assessor in the fields of IT and Business. Retired 2.5 years ago but still do two days work a week providing technical advice for a company called Carbatec which […]

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I am a 73 year old mechanical and HVAC engineer as education. Worked at a big pulp and paper industry as a project manager and energy saving specialist. Got enough of the job and got an early retirement at 55 years age. That was one of best decisions in my life. We live in south-east […]

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My Version of an Open Segment Jig

I was just really getting involved in segmenting about 6-8 months before the Symposium that was held in Boston in 2016.  I was really getting to enjoy it.  But, then at the Symposium I fell in love with open segment, and all was lost. I had built myself a  small Driskell style fixture with index […]

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