Gary Thornhill has been a resident of Wrightwood for thirty eight years. During most of that time he was a high school woodworking instructor, which led me to become interested in extending my experience as a wood turner in retirement. He enjoys turning woods native to the western U.S., primarily local woods of walnut, pine and varieties of oak. As each piece of wood is unique so goes each turning; all are unique as is the wood’s shape and grain. “My joy comes from seeing the rough wood, very often plain reconfigured or damaged wood, become beautiful as the project progresses.