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Paul Maue

Paul represented OVWG at the Milford Art Affaire for 5 years.

See some of Paul's work Paul Maue Photos

Some of Paul's friends comments:

Gary Webster


I got to know Paul several years ago, long before we worked a few OVWG events together, when we were still having our monthly meetings in the church basement.   Even then I noticed that he seemed to be more quiet and reserved than others.   I often thought of him as the “Gentle Giant”!   Although a quiet individual, Paul was still quite friendly.   I never heard him speak a negative word about anyone or to anyone.   Paul enjoyed his woodturning and I witnessed his skills develop really well during his tenure with the club.   He was always willing to pitch in and help out where needed.   One thing is for sure, when we organized and had our youth turning events, I could always count on Paul being there and helping out!   That’s the kind of guy that Paul was!  Although I never really got to meet his family until I attended his memorial service, I could tell from the many photos and from meeting his wife and other family members, that he was truly a “Family Man”!   Paul, I am going to miss you, my friend.  Rest in peace.

Paul Maue with his wife Sharon and daughters

Received 12-10-2017 from the family of our friend and fellow woodturner Paul Maue

To the Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild

I'd like to sincerely thank the members of the Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild for the successful auction in my husband,  Paul Maue's name. I understand that the money raised will fund several scholarships,  and this would have made Paul extremely happy. My family and I are very grateful.

It was a daunting task for us to consider what to do with the stacks of wood, rough cut bowls, supplies and boxes of magazines that filled much of our basement. An email sent, and Gary Webster to the rescue! Gary was instrumental in organizing trips to my home with  multiple truckloads hauled away. He carefully inspected what would be useful to the woodturners. A special thank you to Gary, Kurt Foglesong and Ron Hanssen for their
assistance in this project. It was hard, hot work,  and they were fantastic!

Paul truly loved the craft of woodturning and it brought him much satisfaction. The OVWG was a big part of his development in this craft and he looked forward to all of the events. My family truly appreciates the friendship, support  and tutelage provided to Paul over the years. We, along with many others, have lasting memories in the bowls and other decorative items that he left for us to enjoy. I have added the bowls made for me  by Gary and Kurt to my collection!

Thank you once again! Woodturning is a beautiful craft, so I will continue to look for OVWG presence at local art shows.

Warmest Regards,

Sharon Maue and Family