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.  If you would like to email Sonnie, his address is

Site by Kevin Neelley

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#556 Lacewood, walnut, maple

#557 Three color

#563 Oak, redheart trim

#563 Oak, redheart trim

#564 Satinwood, purpleheart trim

#564 Satinwood, purpleheart trim

#565 Brown laminate

#566 Brown laminate, 18-point star

#567 Brown laminate, walnut, red trim

#568 Yellowheart, walnut

#569 Tall ash, walnut, zig-zag

#570 Walnut, mixture, pedestal