Oct 2016 Demo


“Birdhouse Ornaments”


Bill Meador


I began turning in Albuquerque, NM, back in 1993 on a Shopsmith machine and quickly graduated to a Nova then a Powermatic as my addiction grew. After retirement from the Air Force, I became an avid woodturner and along with a couple of fellow enthusiast started the Brazos Valley Woodturners chapter now located in Waco.


Although I have turned most all forms of projects, my particular interest are in ornaments, boxes, hollow forms, and novelty items such as pens, turning tops for kids, or whatever my wife decides I need to try next. I have demonstrated at craft fairs, other Texas chapters of the AAW, and had pieces selected for exhibitions including the AAW Turning 25 event.


Currently, I am the webmaster for the Southwest Association of Turners. I reside in Lorena, TX, just south of Waco with my lovely wife of 45 years Sherry, and my pal Jojo a rescue Vizsla.