STAR JOURNAL:Woodturners and wheat pots; Local club donates to Harvest Hoedown; Local club donates to Harvest Hoedown
Just outside Minocqua on a recent Wednesday night, light spilled out from the doorway of a small shop, illuminating sawdust that floated on the late summer breeze. The rich smell of fresh-cut wood was thick in the air, tools of every shape and size covered the walls, and a group of grizzled men lounged around in lawn chairs, fixated on flecks of wood careening off a quickly spinning chunk of wood.
This is the Northwood Turners club, a small, dedicated group specializing in an uncommon craft.
“We started this club about, oh, fifteen years ago,” said Ron Warshall, vice president and one of the original founders of the club. “It started at a small woodturning shop up in Manitowish Waters. And we didn’t think there was going to be many woodturners in the area that would be interested.” (9/26/2015)