Wyoming Wood Turner - Specializing in
beautiful lathe turning, wood bowls, boxes, urns, & decorative art display pieces.
I was born
in Akron, Ohio and graduated from high school in 1968. My first
woodworking project, at age 11, was a car I entered in the Akron
Soap Box Derby.
Wyoming Wood Turner
I attended college in Montana on a
basketball scholarship and after graduation I began teaching in
a one-room schoolhouse in 1973, 70 miles from the nearest town.
At this time I met and married my wife, Cheryle. I coached
basketball and track at Sacred Heart High School in Miles City,
Montana until moving to Worland, Wyoming in 1980.
During the next 30 years I worked in several positions for
Washakie School District #1. I taught at Worland High School for
5 years and for the next 25 years I served as a school
guidance counselor at the elementary and middle school levels.
During my time in Worland, I coached Volleyball, girls and boys
basketball, track and cross-country. On the side I established
Angelo Woodworking. I restored furniture, built custom cabinets,
and began woodturning on a borrowed lathe. This experience
provided an opportunity to replace broken chair parts and
develop basic lathe skills. An interest in turning began that
continues to this day. An important investment in my passion for
turning was joining the American Association of Woodturners
While working as a school counselor at
Worland Middle School, I applied for grant money and developed
an after school turning program. In 2010 the Worland Wyoming
Woodturners club was established. This is a chapter of the
American Association of Woodturners which is still operating
After 40 years in public education, I
retired in 2011. I continue to write, demonstrate, and teach and
to promote all aspects of woodturning. I have produced and
published in excess of 700 YouTube videos on all aspects of
turning wood on the lathe. Please contact me with your questions
or comments at:
Wyoming Wood Turner
Sam Angelo, Owner
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