Heart of the Country Show & Sale

Randy Rhine

I started woodworking as a creative outlet about 20 years ago. I've done a bit of furniture making, and have dabbled in other hobbies like stained glass and pottery...but always come back to woodturning because it's so enjoyable.

Over the years I have come to specialize in ornamental and segmented woodturning. Ornamental turning is the process of taking a plain turned object and using a specialized “ornamental turning lathe” to add decorative effects to the turning. Segmented turning is the process of using multiple pieces of wood, hundreds in many cases, to build a object. In segmented turning, most of the work is done off the lathe, with object only taking shape on the lathe in the final stages of the process.