IMPORTANT NOTICE!!! The President, woodturner, treasurer, webmaster, stock assistant, shipping clerk, and on-line sales representative of The Well Turned Bowl will undergo (left) knee replacement surgery in early August, 2015. If all goes well with that surgery, the right knee will be replaced late in September. Thus for much of the next few months The Well Turned Bowl probably will be unable to respond to inquiries or fill orders. I regret any inconvenience this may cause you, and beg your indulgence. Please try again later - perhaps in November. Don Lindsley
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 cardholders, chopping bowls, plates, platters, hot mats, bracelets, 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.