Writer Profile for David Reed Smith
David Reed SmithHampstead, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: http://www.davidreedsmith.com
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|Turn a Fish Ornament||Jun 2015|
|Turn a Sky Box||Aug 2015|
|Secret Santa Ornament||Nov 2015|
|Turning Wood Dragonflies||Feb 2016|
|Turning a Whistling Top||Aug 2016|
|PVC Spinning Top Launcher||Sep 2016|
|Spinning Top Playground||Oct 2016|
|Warbling Whistle||Nov 2016|
|Turn a Cap Ornament||Dec 2016|
|Turn a Bag Clip||Apr 2017|
|Turned and Nested Drink Coasters||Jul 2017|
|Themed Snow People||Nov 2017|
|Turning a Miniature Bird||Oct 2018|
|Inlaid Rings||Jul 2019|
|Magnetic Zero Clearance Plate||Jul 2015|
|Make Your Own Lathe Mounted Sanding Disc||Dec 2015|
|Hemispherical Ornament Stand||Jul 2016|
|Making a Square to Octagon Gauge||Mar 2018|