Vernon Oberle


I am a retired IT manager, and I live in Jacksonville, Arkansas. I have been woodworking for about twenty-five years and woodturning for twenty years. My hobby started out as building telescopes, but I found I enjoyed woodworking more. A friend and I built furniture and church fixtures. I also like to make my own tools. I enjoy turning hollow forms (vases), platters, boxes, pens, and kaleidoscopes. I also paint, dye, and put texture on some of them. I make some of my own lampworked glass for my kaleidoscope cells. I like to use mixed media in my pieces.

I have a David Lindow rose engine (ornamental lathe) that I use to enhance my pieces with ornamentation and guilloche. My shop also includes the usual woodturning and woodworking equipment.