Custom Woodturning
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Yes, I do custom turning.Why someone asks for custom turning?Many folks are more sensitive to preserving our environment and making the most of what we have before us.Remembering Loved OnesI have had a number of folks ask for custom turnings from wood, from a tree, on their property as a memory of the person for whom the tree was planted.Using a Downed Tree for Wooden WareSome folks who have had to remove a tree due to damage to the tree … Read More

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My name is Doug Heck, and I am a wood-turner located in Carroll County, Maryland. I am a database engineer that loves playing in the wood shop. 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… Please enjoy your … Read More

Doug Heck - Wood Turned Bowl In Progress
I’m Turning Bigger Bowls Now
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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.

Doug Heck - Wood Turned Bowl In Progress
Playing in the Wood Shop
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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.

Doug Heck - Wood Turned Bowl In Progress
Turning Green on the Lathe
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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 other 4 were taken outside. These pieces are green (wet) and have no oil or other finish on them yet.

Gallery of Other Fun Items
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Here a few of the other items I’ve turned. Constantly changing the types of objects I turn presents a good challenge. Each item may require different methods of securing the wood to the lathe, but I enjoy figuring out each challenge.

Gallery of Ornaments
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The ornaments began with my father-in-law, Bill, who made ornaments for the ladies of the family every Christmas. Once I started turning, Bill gave the ongoing project to me. The challenge is to design and turn a different ornament each year. Here are some of those ornaments.

The Gallery
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The galleries show an examples and the variety of the things that can be turned from wood. Gallery of Bowls Gallery of Ornaments Gallery of Other Items

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