Welcome to Red Oak Hollow Lathe Works, a one-man woodturning shop located in the Kansas countryside, a few miles east of Manhattan, KS, "The Little Apple." I hope you enjoy your visit here, and that maybe I've piqued your curiosity about the magical art of woodturning. The photos at the top of each page will change with each page change. Click on a photo for a larger picture and more information. By the way, we have a new woodturning club here now so if you are interested in more information about the craft or learning how to turn wood yourself, let me know.
Contact with Red Oak Hollow......or, how to call or e-mail the Woodturner
An Academic Mace for your College or UniversityDesigning and making an academic mace for your educational institution may be easier than you think
Recipients of Academic Maces from ROHLWA listing of customers which have ordered an academic mace
Woodturning Demonstrations for ClubsDemos for clubs and workshops for members
What is Woodturning ?Click here for the answer.
Red Oak Hollow ?Let me tell you more...
The Woodshopor, as my wife calls it, "The Studio"
Tom's Woodworking BackgroundFrom kid to adult
Special TurningsThe birth of a very special heirloom
Catoctin Area Turners, Inc.Also known as CAT, meets in Leesburg, VA
Capital Area Woodturners, Inc.My first woodturning club, with members from Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia
Boley Uses Lathe to Meet Restoration, New Construction NeedsArticle published in Loudoun Times-Mirror on 22 Mar 06
Architectural Woodturning2005: Red Oak Hollow changes from the artistic to the architectural
Occasionally the Unusual: part 1Some short stories about uncommon requests for turnings
Occasionally the Unusual: Part 2Sometimes I wonder if I can figure out how to even make it!
Historical PreservationSpecial Bowls from a Special Tree
Professional Photographer Visits ROHLWDick McCreight gets a view of life here during the WLAST tour
My favorite brochure printerHighly recommended by ROHLW
Best Screw Chuck Ever......but kind of pricey
Items for SaleFeatured items now available.
More of My WorkThese items are not for sale, but they are good examples of my work.
Other PicturesA slice of life at Red Oak Hollow.
Upcoming Craft Fairs and Classes
See Red Oak Hollow's wares in person at any of these upcoming events.
The Awesome John C. Campbell Folk SchoolTom will be teaching again in April 2018
Posted: Wednesday Jun 7th, 9:24am
Learn to TurnNo longer teaching in Leesburg, VA, because of the move to Kansas
Posted: Wednesday May 17th, 6:48pm
Mace and Mini for Antioch UniversityLast minute request nets mace for 2006 graduation
Posted: Sunday Feb 26th, 5:01pm
We have moved to Kansas!Fully operational as of Feb 2015
Posted: Sun, Aug 02 2015, 9:47am
New Kansas woodturning club -- Flint Hills WoodturnersAttention: Woodturners near Manhattan, KS
Posted: Sat, Aug 01 2015, 10:30pm