- Unique turned and carved wood items.
- Gifts for holidays, housewarming, weddings and more.
- Showcase art items for home and office décor
- Hand-crafted from domestic and exotic woods.
Welcome to my woodturning web site. My name is Ron Ufkes. Yes, it’s Dutch.
I like to work with wood. One of my memories of growing up on a farm in Illinois is helping my father build sheds for the animals. He used dry White Oak lumber which lasts forever, but is almost impossible to drive a nail into. Some of those sheds are still there, more than 50 years later.
But I digress. Like most turners, I began by turning wooden bowls and I still do that, but I have found that I also enjoy turning a variety of items, both decorative and useful. My work has evolved to the creation of more artistic pieces which may involve additional carving with hand and power tools. After the concentration required by this work, I often wind down by doing less stressful projects such as wooden jewelry, hairsticks, knitting needles, letter openers, bottle stoppers or natural edge bowls.
If you are shopping for yourself or for gifts for others, be assured that each item is hand crafted and is one of a kind. In my store you will find lathe turned items appropriate for any occasion. A unique hand turned vase, bottle or disc would be the centerpiece of any home or office décor.
Please take the time to visit my store and gallery and whether you are interested in a purchase or just browsing, I hope you enjoy checking out my work as much as I enjoyed creating it.