5 Questions for Makers

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 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

1 Comment

Josie · June 25, 2019 at 9:19 pm

I’d like to invite you to exhibit with us for the Holiday Arts & Crafts Show –

Pasadena Arts & Crafts Show • Pasadena Hilton • November 8-10, 2019

This show is by invitation and offers superb artistic jewelry, clothing, textiles, handcrafts, fine art, ceramics, art glass, vintage/antique finds, and gourmet foods & wine.

Featuring the finest artists, artisans, wood workers, ceramists, enamellists, and jewelry designers. For more info see: http://www.artsandcraftsshow.com/

Would you like me to email you an application?
Let me know if I can answer any questions!


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