You can’t use up creativity;

the more you use, the more you have.

Doug with a 22" Pin Oak Bowl
Doug with a 22″ Pin Oak Bowl

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 block of wood into a piece of art is peaceful in a meditative way. Perhaps I can create something for you some day soon.

In the meantime, take note of all those things around you, around us, that are made from wood. We’ve used wood to live our lives since the beginning of time. Wood is integral to who were are. 

Check out my Events page for Open Shop days and turning classes. Enjoy a look at my Bowls, Ornaments and Other Items galleries under the Turnings menu. 

Please enjoy your time here on the website, view my collection of previous and current works. And be sure to visit my Etsy.com shop to view all available pieces for purchase . . . SEE MORE ABOUT MY STORY.


Wood is universally beautiful to man. It is the most humanly intimate of all materials.

Frank Lloyd Wright

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Turning wood in Taneytown Maryland since 2005.