Robert D. Schasse


Woodworking has been my hobby since I was a child. I love the beauty of wood. I turned my first bowl when I was 13 on an old lathe my father owned. During my 72 years I have made many nice pieces of furniture that continue to be heirlooms. I retired as an engineer in 2009 and built a dedicated woodworking shop for my retirement hobby. Woodworking and mostly woodturning has become pretty much my full-time hobby.   In 2014 I became involved in segmented wood turning. This provided me the possibilities to make stable and artistic pieces instantly with the availability of so many different colored native and exotic timber that is available already dried. Some of my works require numerous weeks to complete.   Often completed works are made of hundreds of individual pieces.

I studied woodturning at the Center for Creative Woodworking in Rocking County Community College. I am a member and of the Piedmont Triad Woodturners Association, the Southside Woodturners Guild, and of the American Association of Woodturners.   I have given public demonstrations on techniques I use and provide training and tutoring to others.