In 25 words or less describe who you are, where you’re located and what you make.
My name is Jeffrey W Roop. I am a woodturner/artist in Woodland Hills, CA and I hand turn bowls to reveal the beauty of the discarded.
What made you want to be a maker?
After moving to Southern California and doing renovations on my wife’s family home, I soon discovered how much I enjoyed woodworking. This led to a friend giving me an old craftsman lathe and the new found passion of woodturning. In turn, I upgraded my lathe and discovered the joy of making of bowls….
Why should people support your business/product?
I seek to use/reclaim felled urban timber to give it a second life rather than see it burned, chipped, or dumped. I seek to reveal the beauty of the discarded.
What is your favorite product that you make?
Natural/live edge bowls are my favorite because you can see a cross section of the tree and what beauty lies beneath the bark.
What are your five favorite tools?
5/8 inch bowl gouge
3/8 inch bowl gouge
1 inch round scraper
90 degree driver (for power sanding)
Grizzly band saw