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Jason Mast

Jason Mast

Jason H. Mast is a naturally gifted artist. He was born on the central Oregon coast 27 yrs ago and has been influenced by his environment. His parents own The Myrtlewood Gallery in Reedsport where he was exposed to fine wood working before he learned to walk. Jason has been turning wood since the age of thirteen.

He was first recognized nationally by the AAW in the 2007 Turning to the Future exhibit. Jason works mainly with locally grown and native Pacific Northwest hardwoods: Myrtlewood, Big Leaf Maple, Black Walnut, Cascara, Spalted Alder and Madrone. His favorite woods to turn are Myrtlewood and Oregon Maple. Jason has the opportunity to work with world class timber. He states that “I always try to let the wood speak for itself and attempt to bring out the potential in any given piece of turning stock.” “Form is essential. Great wood to work with is a bonus”.

To start with Jason selects a block of wood that has been roughed out on a 14” Rockwell band saw. He mounts the block to his Oneway lathe using a six holed faceplate and square drive screws. One of the main tools used in Jason's hollow turnings is a classic Stewart System Hooker with arm brace that he appropriated from his father. Another frequently used tool is the Jerry Glaser limited edition ½ inch bowl gouge obtained at the AAW turning symposium in Portland OR. Once the turnings are finish sanded Jason reverses them with the help of a oneway vacuum chuck to remove the screw holes. To finish his turnings Jason uses two coats of deft oil. After that is dry he uses a mixture of bees wax and mineral oil to complete the project.

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