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Flint Hills Woodturners

Attention: Woodturners near Manhattan, KS
Sat, Jul 08 2017, 11:07pm

At 9am on 21 March 2015 there was an organizational meeting of interested woodturners held near Wamego, Kansas. There was definitely sufficient interest to form a club. If you are interested in the craft and within driving distance of Manhattan and Wamego, this may be for you. Call me at 785-456- ...

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We have moved to Kansas!

Fully operational as of Feb 2015
Sat, Jul 08 2017, 11:03pm

[Image:ROHLW studio|left]We certainly loved living in Northern Virginia. It is such a beautiful area and we had such great neighbors. But the call of home was[Image: Wamego shop|right] strong so we decided to sell our home in Loudoun County, Virginia, and move back to Manhattan, Kansas. We didn' ...

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Learn to Turn

Teaching classes through UFM Manhattan
Sat, Jul 08 2017, 11:01pm

Now that we have moved to Kansas and I have my shop set up next to our home, I have started teaching classes for UFM Manhattan. UFM started out many years ago as University for Man, a great idea employing local talent to teach many different subjects to whoever may be interested. Evolving over the ...

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The Awesome John C. Campbell Folk School

Tom will be teaching again in April 2018
Wed, Jun 07 2017, 10:24am

I describe it as "summer camp for adults," and it sure seems to me to be the ultimate in the field of craft instruction. With nearly 50 categories of classes (and nearly 60 classes under the Woodturning category), having attended the [ | John C. Campbell Folk School] is a highl ...

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Mace and Mini for Antioch University

Last minute request nets mace for 2006 graduation
Sun, Feb 26 2017, 6:01pm

[Image:Antioch Maces|left] [|Antioch University Los Angeles] just barely got their academic mace in time for the 2006 graduation. Chris Wolfe, Manager of Alumni and Donor Relations at the Southern California campus of Antioch University, sent an e-mail inquiry on 19 April 0 ...

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Tom's Tools for Wood Turning Instructors

What a great teaching aid for teachers and demonstrators!
Wed, Apr 30 2014, 10:54pm

[Image:Demo Tools | left] There are a lot of woodturners who stand in front of woodturning clubs and classes to share the joy of the craft. We all want the audience to understand what we are doing and how we are doing it when we make the chips fly. Having larger-than-life woodturning tools helps ...

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Donation of Tom's Tools to JCCFS

The John C. Campbell Folk School now has its own set of Tom's Tools
Wed, Apr 30 2014, 10:53pm

The John C. Campbell Folk School is just purely summer camp for adults, but goes all year round. I have taken woodturning classes there three different weeks over the last few years and loved it every time. I taught my first class there in March 2014. It is so great being able to continue instruc ...

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As of December 2012, the architectural part of the business has been sold
Sun, Feb 23 2014, 1:48pm

The time had finally come. It was a real joy having the opportunity to run my own custom architectural woodturning business and take care of customers around the area in need of products like balusters, newels, and so forth. This was a ten-year plan when we started. Run the business for ten years ...

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UC Hastings Gets Academic Mace

UCH mace reflects college history and values
Mon, Apr 30 2012, 3:27pm

The University of California Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA, now has an academic mace which expresses the history, ideals, and goals of the college. What is particularly interesting is that the college did not pay for this mace, but funds for the mace were donated to the college by ...

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Academic Mace completed for Patrick Henry College

The first mace I made, which started me in the mace business!
Mon, Apr 30 2012, 2:26pm

[Image: Academic mace|left] In May 2005, just in time for graduation, I delivered this academic mace to Patrick Henry College, a Christian institution located in Purcellville, VA. The mace 45" long and is primarily made of mahogany with three sets of three olivewood beads, or rings, inset at the to ...

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