Bob Verne

Bob has been involved in various aspects of woodworking in one way or another for much of his adult life.  He began when his children gave him a small lathe for Father’s Day about 20 years ago.  That was all it took to get him hooked on the challenge and satisfaction of creating functional and artistic natural wood turnings.

Having progressed from relatively simple craft items to more elaborate bowls, hollow forms and platters, his latest focus is on utilizing the natural features and characteristics of various woods to develop elegant forms based on classical design principles. Although woodturning has been primarily a hobby for him, Bob has been more recently moving to sell some of his turnings through galleries and craft outlets.  His work is in several private collections and local galleries.  He has demonstrated at area venues and at his woodturning club.

Bob lives in Chapel Hill, NC, and is a member of the American Association of Woodturners and the Chapel Hill Woodturners.

Padauk and Oak Laminated Plate (9")

Mahogany and Zebrawood Plate (9")

Bolivian Rosewood Bowl (5.5" x 2.5")

Cherry Burl Natural Edge Bowl (9" x 3")

Marble Wood Mortar & Pestle
(3" x 4")

Spalted Maple Hollow Form (4" x 5"


Cherry Mushroom Group (4", 4", 5")

Bubinga Ikebana Vase
(7")

Spalted Maple Bowl
(6" x 3")

Lacewood Ikebana Vase
(6")

Spalted & Wormy Hackberry Vase
(4" x 7")

Black Walnut Bowl
(12" x 6")

Spalted Maple Bowl
(8" x 4")

Maple Burl Bowl
(7" x 5")

Spalted Maple Bowl
(7" x 6")

Figured Willow Plate
(13")

Cedar Bowl
(9" x 3")

Spalted Maple Urn
(6.5" x 7")

Dyed Ash Goblet w/Captured Rings
(7")

Beads of Courage Box
(6" x 5")

Cherry Lazy Susan w/Carved Medallion
(18")

Bloodwood Lazy Susan
w/ Carved Medallion
(16")

Beads of Courage Box
(7" x 5")

Maple Bowl
(10" x 3")

Goblet
Maple, Maple Burl
(12" x 3")

Ash Candlesticks
(7", 8.5" and 10"x2")

Cherry Burl Hollow Vessel (5" x 3")

Walnut Square Rim Bowl (6" x 2")

Pecan Bowl (9" x 3")

Patagonia Walnut Square Rim Bowl (6" x 3")

Sweet Gum Natural Edge Bowl (6" x 4")

Spalted Maple Plate
(9" x 9")

Walnut Plate w/Curved Lamination (9" x 9")

Cherry Plate w/Curved Lamination (9" x 9")

Natural Edge Sweet Gum Bowl (4.5" x 6")

Sweet Gum Bowl
(3" x 9")

Norfolk Island Pine Urn (9" x 6")


Bell Tree Ornament of Tamarind and Ebony (6.5" H)

Walnut Bowl (8" x 2.5")


Tamarind Bowl (6" sq. x 2.5" H)

Bocote Square Rim Bowl (5")


Holly Mushroomsl (3" H x 2.5")

Walnut and Cherry Candlesticks
(12" and 14" x 2")

Tamarind Bud Vase (6" x 3") with Dyed Holly Flowers

Chakte Coc Bowl
(1.5" x 5.5")


Spalted Tamarind (2.5" x 5")

Koa Bowl
(8")

Maple Burl Natural Edge
(5" x 3")

Ash Angels
(4.5" and 3.5")

Pecan Bowl
(9" x 3")

Teal and Zebrawood Bowl
(3.5" x 6")

Natural Edge Maple Burl Bowl
(6" x 3")

Sugar Gum Burl Bowl
(2" x 5")

Ash, Bloodwood and Ebony Box
(6" x 5.5")

Maple Burl Bowl
(10" x 2.5")

Top View of Bowl at Left

Beads of Courage Box in Cherry, Mahogany, Ash and Poplar
(6" x 5")

Cherry Burl Vase with Dyed Holly Flowers (2.5")

Burned Ash Vase
(6" x 2.5")

Olivewood Box
(3.5 x 2.5"")

Cherry Natural Edge Bowl
(8" x 5")

Purple Heart and Maple Bowl
(5" x 2")

Cherry Natural Edge Bowl
(8" x 5")

Bilwhara Pencil Holder
(4" x 2.5")

Ornament of Ash, Cherry and Ebony
(5")

Spalted Maple Bowl
(22" x 3.5")

Reverse of Bowl at Left

Walnut, Maple, Oak, and Ash Beads of Courage Box
(8" x 6")

Cherry and Bubinga Beads of Courage Box
(8" x 6")

Big Leaf Maple Burl Bowl
(7" x 4")

Spalted Maple Square Rim Bowl
(7.5" x 3")

Pear Vase (7" x 4")

Spalted Tamarind Bowl
(7" x 3")

Spalted Tamarind Square Bowl (6" x 3")

Cedar Square Bowl
(6.5" x 2.5")

Cherry and Red Bud Bird House (6" x 4.5")

Cedar Vase
(6" x 3")

Plywood Angels (3")

Red Oak Angels (3.5" - 4.5")

Redbud Bowl
(7" x 2")

Walnut and Maple Penguins

Maple, Bloodwood Bird Feeder Ornament (6")

Laminated Beads-of-Courage Box
(8" x 6")

Big Leaf Maple Natural Edge 

Bowl (3" x 6")

Cedar Hollow Form
(8" x 4")

Beads of Courage Box (7" x 7")

Pencil Cup (4" x 2.5")

Beads of Courage Box (5" x 6")

Claro Walnut Bowl (3" x 6.5")

Box Elder Bowl (10" x 4")

Cedar Cup (3.5" x 3")

Maple Burl and Chechen Vase

 (5" x 3")

Beads of Courage Box (8" x 7")

Maple, Ash, Walnut Bubinga

Celtic Knot Pens

Beads of Courage Box

Holly Ornament (6")

Humming Bird House (6")

Maple Bowl (10" x 5")

Laminated Pine Trees 

(6" and 10")

Beads of Courage Box 

(6" x 4")

Beads of Courage Box

(6" x 6")