December 16, 2014

An Old-fashioned Wood Turner

After 20 years of owning my home on Lily Pond Lane in East Hampton, I felt it was time for some enhancements, including a renovation of the garden and a new color theme for the exterior. For the garden, we planted new trees and shrubs, and added new walkways and terraces. Also among the items we replaced were the 8-inch wooden ornamental balls that sit atop my lattice trellises. Since they were a custom size, we went to our friends at Craftparts.com, a wood parts company based in Fort Worth, Texas. The company was founded by Larry Smith in 1976, and his son Clay owns the business today. We asked Clay if he would show us the wood turning process, which is what you will see in today's blog. Craftparts.com made fifteen beautiful, impeccable balls for us. We are delighted with the finished product!