CINCINNATI, OH – James Vitale of Macomb Stairs and Millwork, won a Jet wood lathe from Woodcraft at the Midwest Woodworking in America show last week in Cincinnati.
A woodworker for 18 years, Vitale primarily products staircases and architectural millwork at his family’s business, while producing custom wood products in his spare time at home.
”“I also love designing and building furniture,” Vitale said. “And I’ve been doing woodturning for about four years."
His new model 1220 variable speed Midi lathe with adjustable stand, a $960 machine donated by Jet, was given him in Woodcraft’s end-of-the show drawing from names of booth visitors.
Scott Phillips, co-host with his wife Suzy of The American Woodshop, and Tommy MacDonald, host of Rough Cut – Woodworking with Tommy Mac, autographed the Jet wood lathe.
“I was blown away about winning the lathe,” Vitale said. “It’s pretty cool. Having Scott and Tommy’s names on the lathe to remind me of winning such a great prize is just awesome.”
In a second drawing held at Woodcraft corporate headquarters a few days after the show, Tim Ryan of Batavia, OH won a WoodRiver Ultimate V3 bench plane set worth $650.
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