Bob Bernardi, a woodturner/woodworker of Altamont, NY has worked with wood for numerous years, making bookshelves, carving, and doing some turnings, mostly family items. In 1999, he became more serious about turning wood. He joined the Northeastern Woodworkers Association and became a member of one of its special interest groups, the Adirondack Woodturners Association. He is also a member of the Old Country Guild of Woodturners and a member of the national American Association of Woodturners.
Bob turns a variety of items: tops, ornaments, key fobs, shawl pins, food stirrers, jewelry dishes, and bowls. He uses local woods for the most part and relishes the fact that New York State has a great selection of "hardwoods".