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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Pete Marken

Pete is well known for his precision designs and flawless finishes.  These areas of expertise will be the focus of his demonstrations in St. Louis.  Pete will show attendees his precision jig for ring centering and alignment.  In another rotation, Pete will share the multistep process he uses for accomplishing the high quality finish he […]

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  We are fortunate to have Bob Behnke join us for the second time in St. Louis.  His past presentations at the Boston segmenting symposium and at the AAW national symposium were extremely informative and well received.  The vast majority of segmenters use Titebond glue in our every day work but you really understand its […]

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Malcolm Tibbetts

If you have been involved in segmented Turning for any length of time you are familiar with the name Malcolm Tibbetts.  Malcolm’s book The Art of Segmented Turning  and his many instructional DVD’s have taught and inspired most segmenters for the past 15 years.   Anyone involved in segmenting continues to be inspired by the complex […]

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Preliminary St. Louis tradeshow vendors are now posted

We recently started adding vendors to the St Louis Symposium tradeshow page. This is still preliminary and more will be added in the coming months. It’s going to be the biggest tradeshow we have ever had  and will be 4 times bigger than Boston.  That means a lot more vendor and cools products to pack […]

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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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Tom Lohman

Tom Lives in Duluth Minnesota with his wife of 37 years, where he recently retired from a career as an Electrical Engineer in the Power industry.   The Lohman’s also have a 34 year old son who is a senior scientist for a pharmaceutical testing firm.  Tom has been woodworking for more than half of his […]

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