WELCOME TO REED'S WOODWORKING
Hi I am Reed Gray, aka robohippy.
I started a wood shop about 1993 in Eugene Oregon. I bought my first lathe a few years later, and that was the best Christmas present I ever bought myself. I love turning as much as I do teaching and mentoring. I do this semi professionally, which means I can support my habit, and pay some bills, but not enough to live off it. I am active on a number of wood turning forums, and am a charter member of the Beaver State Woodturners, as well as a member of the Willamette Valley Woodturners, and the Umpqua Woodturners. I am a mentor for all 3 clubs.
I have one instructional video out, Bowl Coring With the McNaughton. I have another in the works, Weapons of Mass Destruction for Bowl Turning and How to Use Them, which will be a 3 disc set. One on tool use and general bowl turning, one on sharpening, and one on various bowl projects. I also have a grinder tool rest, that was recently released and continues to become popular for its ease of use, designed for platform sharpening, with adjustable angle settings.
I prefer to turn green to final thickness, and let them dry and warp before sanding and finishing.