The Well Turned Bowl Web site
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Welcome to "The Well Turned Bowl" (TM). Here you'll find the best in woodturning craftmanship and beautiful design. I picked up my interest in woodturning from my father, whose lathe I inherited. Largely self-taught, I began turning seriously in 1994 when I was Chair of my Department and needed therapy. I work mainly in local woods (especially black walnut, cherry, red cedar, black locust, Norway maple, and yew) to make wood bowls, vases, candlesticks, and other objects. My goal is to unlock the beauty of the wood while creating a pleasing shape. Each piece is one-of-a-kind. Some pieces are inlaid with colorful minerals as well. I started The Well Turned Bowl (TM) in December, 2002, am a member of the American Association of Woodturners , and currently serve on the board of directors of the Long Island Woodturners Association. I daylight as Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geosciences at Stony Brook University.

I make many different turned objects (from left to right in the photos below): Miscellaneous (includes boxes, cardholders, chopping bowls, plates, platters, hot mats, bracelets, ornaments, and lazy susans); Vases, flower holders, and weedpots; Candleholders; Small (under 7 inches in diameter), Medium (7 to 10 inches), and Large (more than 10 inches) bowls; Natural and shaped edge pieces. The photos below provide links to current stock. For scale in the individual photographs: the labels are on 3"x 5" cards.           Don Lindsley, Woodturner.

To view current stock in each of these categories, please Click on the corresponding object in the photos below.
Miscellaneous (includes Cardholders, plates, platters, hot mats, and lazy susans) Vases Candleholders Large Bowls Medium Bowls Small Bowls Natural and Shaped Edges

     NOTES: Details, Dimensions, Other Information     How the Bowls are Made     Minerals in the Wood; Natural and Shaped Edges

New! See the Best of The Well Turned Bowl.  

ITEMS MADE FROM HISTORIC TREES!!! The Well Turned Bowl is pleased to offer items made from two historic Long Island (NY) Copper Beech trees. One was planted in 1820 on the shore of Lake Ronkonkoma [see #s 2735, 2736, and 2737 (Large Bowls); #2738 (Medium Bowls); and # 2739 (Vases)], and the other at Sagamore Hill (Theodore Roosevelt's home) in about 1906 [See #2740 (Small Bowls); #s 2741 and 2752 (Medium Bowls); and #s 2742, 2743, 2750, and 2751 (Large Bowls)]. All are subject to prior sale. Click HERE for more information about the Horseshoe Cottage Copper Beech tree.

Click HERE for more information about the Sagamore Hill Copper Beech tree.

Don Lindsley

How to order: 
Ordering, Paying, and Shipping; Gift certificates   
Please note: Some items are on consignment at Gallery North (Setauket, NY) .
Contact information for Gallery North is given with the photos and descriptions of those items,
which must be ordered directly from the Gallery.

Contact the artist at: twtbforward'at'earthlink.net
(Please substitute the @ symbol if you want to e-mail me directly.)
This site was created by Glenn Lindsley.   Updated May 13, 2019, by Don Lindsley