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 continuing inspiration.

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.

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Cincinnati, Ohio  45216


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