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Gregg Turk's Santa Sleigh

2011 Personal Best Grand Champion in Unusual & Unique, LT40 owner Gregg Turk

After semi-retiring from  fine furniture making, Gregg Turk decided to try out a new job: being Santa. However, when children saw Gregg’s Santa persona, they would ask, “Santa, where is your sleigh?” With help from his LT40, Gregg sawed 100% of the yellow and tulip poplar needed for Santa’s sleigh. Gregg worked on building the sleigh eight to ten hours a day and spent his evening designing the parts he would build next. Gregg considers his sleigh the culmination of more than 35 years of woodworking and the best project he has ever undertaken. His Wood-Mizer sawmill allowed him to work with high grade material that he never could have purchased at a lumber yard and gave him the flexibility he need in sizing his material. As Gregg says, “The combination of being a woodworker, a Santa, and owning a Wood-Mizer sawmill allows you to be able to build anything you can imagine!”



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