Writer Profile for David Reed Smith

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David Reed Smith

Hampstead, MD

David Reed Smith lives in Hampstead, Maryland, which is northwest of Baltimore, with his wife, a semi-failure to launch son, and a part-time cat. 

He retired in 2013.  When he was forced to work for a living he took X-Rays, mostly in the ER of a small hospital.  Besides woodturning he makes tatting shuttles.  He also runs (if you’re generous with speed requirements), hikes, kayaks, reads, and takes naps.

He began turning seriously in 1984 with a Myford ML-8 lathe and a weekend lesson with Russ Zimmerman.  He now has a Ulery bowl lathe, a OneWay 1024, and a Powermatic 3520B and a basement full of other tools.  He is an unrepentant tool junkie.  More than one person has asked if he ever actually turns anything or just makes jigs.

Visit his web site, it has more than 60 older articles and a gallery of turned items.

He welcomes questions, comments, and suggestions via email.


Contact Info:

Email: david@davidreedsmith.com
Web Site: http://www.davidreedsmith.com



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Turn a Fish OrnamentJun 2015
Turn a Sky BoxAug 2015
Secret Santa OrnamentNov 2015
Turning Wood DragonfliesFeb 2016
Turning a Whistling TopAug 2016
PVC Spinning Top LauncherSep 2016
Spinning Top PlaygroundOct 2016
Warbling WhistleNov 2016
Turn a Cap OrnamentDec 2016
Turn a Bag ClipApr 2017
Turned and Nested Drink CoastersJul 2017
Themed Snow PeopleNov 2017
Turning a Miniature BirdOct 2018
Inlaid RingsJul 2019




Magnetic Zero Clearance PlateJul 2015
Make Your Own Lathe Mounted Sanding DiscDec 2015
Hemispherical Ornament StandJul 2016
Making a Square to Octagon GaugeMar 2018