Who is Turners Warehouse.


Chad Schimmel

Chad has been on the lathe for well over 20 years, first learning to turn in junior high school. In the last 10 years he has specialized in pen turning, resin work, and segmenting, leaving his corporate job in 2013 to sell his art full time, and in 2016 opening Turners Warehouse, a turning supply store in Gilbert, AZ.  

Chad has been featured in Pen World magazine for his watch part pens, has had several local print and tv spots, sells his pens in a local artist collective, and for multiple years has participated in the largest art festival in the western united states.

Chad loves to teach about pen making and resin casting and loves to talk shop when he has the time, helping both new and experienced turners while continuing to grow his own skills. He has presented internationally for Record Power teaching about segmenting, and has done lots of local demos and classes. Chad also has a Youtube channel with over 27K subscribers where he posts instructional and maker videos and is excited to be presenting at SWAT in 2022.   

Carrie Calderon

 

 

Coming from a background as a professional photographer Carrie joined forces with Chad in 2015 to take photos of all his finished work. She has been along for the ride ever since and has helped to build the Turners brand since it started in 2016. Her knowledge of everything turning is top notch and she loves making custom gifts for her friends and family. In her spare time you will find her hanging with her husband and her 1 year old who is affectionally known around the shop as “Taco”, cause well, everyone loves tacos.