Joshua Reeve | Joplin MO

I began turning wood in 2015 after taking a one-day class at a local pottery studio. Shortly thereafter I found a used lathe for about $50 and started turning in the garage. Within a year, after realizing the used lathe was just that, I purchased a small, new, low-end lathe. A few years of skill development has led to a high-end lathe and more artistic endeavors. One of my favorite designs is called segmented. This is where the item begins as a flat board that is cut into trapezoidal pieces that are then glued into rings of various sizes. the rings are then glued to each other and turned to make the item. By using different types of wood, a design is created.