Jim Kephart
Duplicating Spindle Turnings by Hand

Jim  will show how to duplicate spindle turnings by hand. The demo will show the processes required including the use of storyboards, calipers, pommel cuts. While duplicating several types of turnings, Jim will show how to cut basic shapes with emphasis on how to obtain control.


Jim Kephart is a production wood turner in Manchester Connecticut. He started turning in 1976 primarily as a hobby. In the early 1990’s Jim became more serious about turning for artistic and furniture items. He has demonstrated at the AAW National Symposium (1993), several regional mini symposiums, and taught “Beginning Woodturning” at Harris Enterprise in Manchester CT. His current focus is on architectural turnings and furniture part restoration / reproduction. Jim does anything from miniature turnings to 9 foot 6 inch columns.