Dan Burleson

I have been making “one-of-a-kind” artistic and functional items on a wood lathe since 1983.  I am a retired Asst Fire Chief so I can now focus full time on my woodworking art.  I use reBurlesman-4claimed Missouri hardwoods, keeping it out of the landfill and putting it to a better use.  The bowls are food safe as they are treated with linseed and orange oil.  Pyrography (wood burning) and carving is done by hand.

I have been a member of American Association of Woodturners (AAW www.woodturner.org)since 1992 and two time President of burlson2Olympic Peninsula Woodturners chapter of AAW.  Current member Woodturners of St Louis chapter of AAW www.stlturners.org.

I currently have pieces in the Bluestem Gallery, Columbia, MO http://www.bluestemmissouricrafts.com/ and The Plank Road, St Charles MO. http://www.plankroadgifts.com/

Please feel free to email at dan@dbwoodturning.com if you have any questions or would like to talk about a unique commissioned piece.


Mounted on lathe between centers.


Shavings flying, shaping the outside.




Putting the linseed oil finish on the outside.


Cutting out the center.


Cutting the tenon off that I used to hold it in the chuck while I did the inside.

Final little bit of the tenon. Bowl is held on with a vacuum chuck.


Sanding the bottom

And 3 hours later a bowl.