About Ken

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Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Ken Rizza and I am wood turner. Like a lot of wood turners, we didn’t start out that way. Most of us start out doing flat work and if we are lucky enough we discover wood turning. I also have been a home mortgage loan consultant for the last 22 years. In order to survive in that industry service, results, and integrity are a must. It is that philosophy that I carry into what I am doing here with Wood Turners Wonders. I know how to take care of my customers and know you will like doing business with me.

I have always been creative and a frustrated inventor. My neighbors call me MacGyver. For those of you not old enough to know who that is, it was a television program that ran from 1985 to 1992 about a resourceful guy who was able to solve complex problems with everyday materials. I recently turned a hoisting pulley for the top of a mast on my neighbor’s catamaran using his wife’s polypropylene cutting board. (She wasn’t really happy until she realized I saved her husband $160 for new one from the dealer). I have been published a couple of times in the AAW magazine with Tips and one was an article using a CPAP machine on a mask for protection and dust control. Another article I did was a neat jig I came up with for making perfectly round bowl blanks on your bandsaw. These can be seen by clicking the links above. Every business needs a focus. It’s called a mission statement. It defines who you are and what you are all about. My mission for Wood Turners Wonders is “We Enhance the Wood Turners experience by providing Innovative and competitively priced products”.

Much of what you will see here was born out of frustration. It takes a wood turner to understand what a wood turner needs. I got real tired of putting new light bulbs in a lamp that had a short neck and poor magnet that kept falling off the lathe. Every time it did, the bulb element would break and I needed another bulb. That spawned our “Beacon” model lamp with switchable magnet, 30 inch neck and a 50,000 hour bulb. We have sold hundreds of them and people all over the world can now see a whole lot better and enjoy the turning experience more. That led to the “Aurora” model and the rest they say- is history. Every product you see here has evolved because of a need that was realized or because it can be brought to you by way of a better value otherwise we simple won’t carry it. Our quest is to continue to bring you items which will widen your horizons and enhance your turning experience. Feel free to call me for special club pricing on multiple unit purchases.

Happy Turning,
Ken Rizza