the unique woodwork of Lawrence Turner of Glendora


Jesus was a carpenter.

My uncle, Ed Brooks, was a carpenter.

When I was very small I thought that my uncle Ed made western movies on TV. He looked just like John Wayne.

Ed was a Morrison descendent as was John Wayne = Marion Morrison. I am a Morrison descendent as well.

Jesus loved everyone. My uncle Ed loved everyone. I wanted to be like Jesus. I wanted to be like uncle Ed. I wanted to make things out of wood.

When I was four I hammered my thumb driving nails. When I was five I sliced open my finger prying with a folding knife. When I was six I split my thumb with a hatchet. I split it again at seventeen on a table saw. But over 32 years later I still have all my fingers! (My uncle Ed lost most of his index finger when he was nineteen!)

And, inconceivably, they all still work well! (i'm not sure that word means what i think it does?)

The moral of this story is no matter how much
it hurts I love working with wood!

Wood fascinates me!!

Each piece of wood is individual and unique!!!

I have been working with pine, fir, spruce, cedar, redwood, mahogany, oak, walnut, and the rarer exotics (in smaller quanities) for as long as I can remember.

The way I see it there are four aspects to woodworking. Tools, material, finishes and methods. Quality tools designed for the job at hand are necessary. The wood must be carefully chosen to suit the project. Methods deal with how to start with raw material and end with a finished product.

Woodwork must be finished to protect it from the four elements air, earth, water and fire.


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