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Wyoming Wood Turner Sam Angelo
Sam Angelo


Sam Angelo turning a wooden bowlSam Angelo
Wyoming Wood Turner

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.
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 (AAW).
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 today.
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: samandcheryle@gmail.com
Sam Angelo




Wyoming Wood Turner
Sam Angelo, Owner
E-mail: samandcheryle@gmail.com



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