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Hello, my name is David Hoerle. I am the artist/craftsman (as well as chief broom pusher and dustpan master) of .
I had watched my brother-in-law turn for quite some time, and thought it might be fun; but, was afraid all I'd do is play and not get anything else done. Well, I was right! Since buying my first lathe in 1993, the only thing my saws are used for is cutting blanks to put on the lathe. Central Ohio Woodturners

Woodturning is addictive!

Choose a button below for a larger image (240 pixels x 180 pixels)
and a brief description of a few of my turnings.

Marquetry is another one of my hobbies. For a larger image and a list of the woods used in each picture, choose one of the buttons below.
Patterns are available for each.

"Firewood" Bowls

"Firewood" Bowls

Three bowls turned from wood that was rescued from the firewood pile.
Left: Wormy, spalted maple; 7 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Right: Spalted curly maple; 4" dia. x 3 1/8", 1/16" thick.
Center: Wormy, spalted apple; 8" x 5 3/4" x 2 1/8".

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A "Matched" Set

One day while working on a set of goblets, my 7 year old son came out to the shop and insisted on helping me. It would seem that I became a bit distracted!

Actually, the idea for this turning project came from the British magazineWOODTURNER. While clearing land to build our church in '94, I found a dozen old fenceposts leaning against a red oak tree at a fencerow corner. Checking with the farmer from whom we bought the property, I found the posts had been there for about 25 years. In turning this project, I discovered that 25 year old osage orange is EXTREMELY hard!

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Tagua Nut Turnings

Miscellaneous Vegetable Ivory Turnings

The smallest vessel in the photo is 3/4" dia. x 1 3/8" tall. The vessel on the pedestal is 1 3/8" dia., and is 3 1/4" tall overall. The pedestal is grenadillo, and has a loose ring at its' base.

Tagua nuts are the seeds of a palm tree native to South America. They are composed mainly of manose sugar; and when first harvested, are edible. After being dried, they become quite hard. Until the advent of celluloid and then plastics, they were the mainstay of button manufacture in many parts of the world.

Vegetable ivory has also been used for Japanese netsuke carvings, and for scrimshaw work. Tagua nuts are very hard for carving, but turn quite readily using ordinary woodturning tools.

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Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Left: Globe - Banksia Pod, finials - Brazilian satinwood (pau marfim).
Center: Globe - Spalted maple, finials - Black walnut.
Right: Body and finials - black walnut, top and bottom caps - maple.

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The Veil Torn
14" x 16 1/4"

"The Veil Torn"

American black walnut, Ceylon satinwood, maple, caviuma, black cherry, amber wood, East Indian laurel, sapele.

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Praying Hands
10 1/2" x 15 1/2"

"Praying Hands"

Background is American black walnut, Bee's wing golden narra, ivory wood, black cherry, maple, Honduras rosewood, sapele, East Indian laurel.

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Baby Bunting
16 1/2" x 20"

"Baby Bunting"

Sapele, English beech, Australian lacewood, black cherry, holly, pear American black walnut, purpleheart, white oak, ebony, bee's wing peroba rosa, aspen, maple, bubinga.

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Sunset View
17" x 13 1/2"

"Sunset View"

American black walnut, paldao, prima vera, imbuya burl, makore, sweet gum, persimmon, planetree, black cherry, white oak, Brazilian rosewood, caviuma.

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Central Ohio Woodturners logo I have been a member of the Central Ohio Woodturners for about 3½ years. We are now in our 2nd year as the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, and growing strong!

In the spring of 1996 the Central Ohio Woodturners became a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. For reasons unknown it was an uphill struggle to become organized as a chapter of the AAW; but, it finally happened. If you happen to be in the central Ohio area, please feel free to drop in and join us. We hold our meetings on the second Tuesday of the month, (September through May), beginning at 7P.M.

Our club was recently given access to a new facility. We are now meeting in the Industrial Arts building of the Ohio State University at 1100 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH.

If you need directions or have any questions, please contact one of our officers. The current line up is:

Fred Dutton
3275 Fisher Road
Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 276-0200
Walt Betley
2687 Wellesley Drive
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 488-1726
Ed Miller
5199 Chevy Chase Ct.
Columbus, OH 43220

Bill Harsh
3716 Braidwood Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026
(614) 876-6864
Newsletter Editor:
Ed Robold
4211 Haughn Road
Grove City, OH 43123
(614) 871-3171

More patterns will be made available as this page is updated and the selections are changed. To order, send $3.00 for each pattern desired to:

David Hoerle
4272 Hoover Road
Grove City, OH. 43123-3625

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