Hello and welcome to A Good Turn.com.
My name is John Albachten and I live in Cincinnati Ohio, USA.
I have loved working with wood since I was a child and over the years
have spent thousands of hours learning and reading about all aspects of
woodworking. As much as I enjoy building furniture, small projects
and things for my home I have found that using my lathe, or turning,
has become my favorite way to spend time in the shop. I am a
member of the American Association
of Woodturners and the Ohio
Valley Woodturners Guild. These organizations have been very
valuable to me both as a great resource in technique and design and for
After being encouraged by my family and friends I have decided to offer
some of my work for sale through this web site.
I hope that you enjoy what I have available as well as the other things
on this site. I choose the name "A Good Turn" both as a hopeful
reflection on the quality of my work (turning) and because of a strong
belief in doing "good turns" or deeds whenever you can.
At this time I cannot support on-line purchasing but plan to offer that
option soon. If you find something that you like or have questions
please email me with your phone number so that I can call you to discuss
it. I have many things that are not pictured on the site and also
enjoy doing custom work. I have made many bowls and other items
from wood that was sentimental to someone.
I have several things that are for sale shown on subsequent pages of
this site under the appropriate headings. There are also
a few pictures of my shop and some pictures of wood that I harvested
from trees that friends had to cut down and a rather large collection
of bowls that are no longer available. If you see something from
this section that you like please email me and I will let you know if
I have something similar available or if I can make one for you.
I plan to add several sections in the future that will show the process
of making many of these items and some tips and techniques that I have
picked up. There will also be a links page to some fellow wood
turners sites. These sections will be of most interest to other
turners but others might find it interesting as well.