My name is John M. Hampton and I love turning wood.  I have spent my life living and working on the West Coast of Washington State.  I have been involved in woodworking for many years.  In the year 2000 I saw a wooden cowboy hat on a trip through Wyoming and now I am hooked on turning.  I enjoy making cowboy hats, bowls, boxes, candle sticks, segmented bowls and hollow vessels, and anything else I can dream up.  I use only salvaged wood; there is no need to cut down a tree to make a bowl.