Belle Plaine, Kansas
My name is Ed Rohr, I am the owner of Paradise Valley Woodturning, located in Belle Plaine, Kansas (about 30 minutes south of Wichita). For over 45 years I've been working with wood or metal encompassing a variety of interests. Whether building my first bookcase at 16, restoring my beloved 1957 Chevy Bel Air, constructing my home from the ground up, or working the evening shift for forty-seven years at Beechcraft in Wichita helping assemble some of the world's finest engineered personal and military aircraft, working with my hands has always been something I loved.
Several years before retiring, I decided to turn my rural shop into a wood turning business which I could devote my interests to when I left the day to day aircraft industry. Now, my workday is a short walk from my house in the country to my workshop, where I can lose myself in my wood creations.