What I create
I am wholly self-taught and as the pictures above suggests, I specialize in work containing multiple wood species laminated to form one-design.
"Segmented" work is unique within the general scope of wood turning. Most turners use solid wood blocks going straight to the lathe with piece design evolving as the work progresses.
For segmented turnings, easily seventy-five percent of the total process is in the design and completion of the final assembly before it sees the lathe. Design must consider the interplay of the color, texture, and grain patterns of the different woods, the impact of the piece's overall profile and size, and the organization of the segments to form a simple but dynamic structure that enhances the final product. Cutting and assembly must be precise as there is little latitude for change during final turning.
Samples of my work
There are more pictures in the gallery. All of these turnings either have been sold or are in my spouse's "keeper -- hands off" collection.
I am open to commissions based on the samples shown here and also will appreciate any comments or suggestions for the future.
Get In Touch
The average turnaround time on Will's turnings is 45 days. Each is a project unto itself. Pricing is based on several design variables. Will maintains a home workshop in Lexington, MA.