Big Tree Tools, LLC. was started in 1996 by Jon Siegel and his partner and wife, Patrice Martin, to sell some of the tools that Jon has invented and re-created to make his high quality turning tools available to turners everywhere.
The wood turning company: Big Tree Turnings
Jon is a professional woodturner who specializes in spindle turning for furniture and architectural applications. You can learn more about Jon on his personal turning site: Big Tree Turnings.
Jon loves to make large columns and porch posts on his Putnam lathe. He is a member of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters and creates furniture to market through the annual auction. Last year he turned a 48” mahogany rosette as the top for a pedestal table.
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Jon has experience in machine shop and the ability to design and make tools of all kinds. He uses all the tools he sells and is always trying to make turning more enjoyable by using the right tool for the job.
Jon teaches at several local woodworking schools, gives private lessons in his shop, and writes articles on turning practices and tools for the newsletter: The Old Saw of the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers, Fine Woodworking and More Woodturning.
Patrice is a teacher in the Art Department at Proctor Academy in Andover, NH. She manages the company with Jon and travels to conferences when she can.