Tom Lohman began woodworking 20 years ago starting with furniture and moving to laminated wood items. In the past several years he has focused on segmented woodturning creating wooden bowls and vases from a variety of exotic woods. The primary woods he uses include Wenge, Maple, Holly, Bloodwood, Yellowheart, Purpleheart, and Cherry.
In addition to creating gifts, Tom enjoys donating items to favorite charities for auction. He demonstrated his segmented techniques at the 2014 Segmented Woodturners Symposium in San Antonio, Texas 2014 and at the 2016 Segmented Woodturners Symposium located in Boston. He also has been invited to demonstrate at the 2018 AAW Symposium located in Portland Oregon and at the 2018 Segmented Woodturners Symposium In St Louis Missouri. He is a member of the AAW Segmented Woodturning Chapter where his work has been featured. Tom has also demonstrated on Segmented Woodturning and a Bowl from a Board technique at local Minnesota woodturning clubs.
Tom’s draws inspiration for his projects from Hopi and Navaho and African baskets.
A retired electrical engineer born and raised in Duluth, MN, Tom resides with his wife in Rice Lake, MN.