Meet Your Instructors

To ensure each of our students gets the help, information, and comfort they need, we maintain a 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio. There are always 3-4 instructors sharing demonstrations, lessons, and one-on-one help throughout all of our courses!

 

 

Robert Spiece

Rob started at the school in 2006 and was trained in the craft by Jeff Lohr. Rob has spent the past 10 years working full time here designing and making custom furniture as well as teaching the classes that run here in the shop. He has written articles for magazines like Woodcraft and hosts online woodworking courses on Craftsy. He's legit.

Favorite wood type: "All of the woods."

Favorite activity: "Racquetball"

 

Larissa Huff

Larissa has worked at the shop since 2012 and was also trained by Jeff Lohr. She is a former math teacher turned woodworker/woodworking teacher and has spend the last 5 years designing and making furniture as well as teaching our classes. She has been published in Woodcraft Magazine and works full time making custom commission pieces we craft here in the shop.

Favorite wood type: "Today? Figured walnut, but I reserve the right to change this answer at any moment."

Favorite activity: "Applying boiled linseed oil to a finished piece. Also, naps. Oh oh, and list making."

 
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Jeffry Lohr (The Master)

Jeff build this whole dang operation. No kidding. Jeff and Linda bought the farm on which the shop sits and built their home, the shop, and our sawmill from the ground up. He has been woodworking his entire life and earned a degree in Industrial Arts (concentration in woodworking) from Millersville University. He has trained 20+ apprentices over the years and went on to build this school in order to teach the public proper shop safety, woodworking technique and habits, and beautiful, stable furniture design.

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Eoin O'Neill

Eoin came over from the UK and started his time with us here at Lohr Woodworking in 2006. He began as a student but quickly became a member of the team. His education and work background is rooted in civil engineering while his woodworking experience began with guitar making. He makes furniture pieces and instruments of his own design as well as helps us here in the making of some of our custom commission furniture. He teaches in all of our classes and takes all of the photographs of our finished pieces.