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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#523,524 Small laminate bowls

#526,527 Small laminate bowls

#528,529 Small laminate bowls

#530 Colored laminate chalice

#531 Maple, wenge trim

#532 Ebony, red trim

#533 Locust, purpleheart

#534 Walnut, maple, diamonds

#535 Colorful scraps

#536 Cherry, color laminate

#537 Small brown laminate

#539 35,000 year old kauri