about me

I’ve been a woodturner since 1998.  Some of the turnings shown on this site date back to my earliest days; others have been made as recently as 2024. Collectively, they represent the different interests I’ve had over the years.  I strive to have variety in my work and am always on the lookout for new ideas to try.  Woodturning is my passion, not my job.  People often ask me, particularly about my segmented work, how long it takes to make a piece.  I tell them that the time required is meaningless; I enjoy the process so much that I deliberately make it take longer than it has to.


In addition to being a woodturner, I’m also an old-time fiddle and banjo player and occasional square dance caller.  Life is good.



David Shombert

links of interest

A few links to woodturning associations and wood suppliers.