The Woodturnings
George "Sonnie" Sharrar


Mr. Sharrar has been making segmented woodturnings in Independence, Missouri, for many of his 90 years. He is considered by his peers to be one of the best at his craft. I have known Sonnie for much of my woodturning career and have been inspired by his knowledge and creativity. He makes every effort to make each woodturning unique, even though he has made over five hundred woodturnings over the years.  I made this website others could enjoy Sonnie's creativity.

These web pages will give you an idea of the scope and variety of Sonnie's woodturnings.  

Site by Kevin Neelley

Click on any photo for an enlarged view.

This photo of Sonnie was taken
in his living room with a few of
his bowls on 8/23/04.

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#14 Walnut, Pedestal, 16pt star

#124 Walnut, 8 inset corners

#165 Walnut & Maple checkers, 7"x7"

#209 Small nested cup, Walnut & Maple

#248 Mahogany, Black Diamonds, Lid

#251 Lacewood, Maple, Walnut trim

#258 Oak, Padauk, Ebony spots

#261 Mahogany, 12 stars on ring, Lid

#296 Oak

#299 Black Laminate

#329 Redheart, Yellowheart, Walnut

#337 Walnut, Maple Squares