Palmetto Woodturners is excited to present Jerry Measimer!

Jerry Measimer of Richfield, NC is a man of many hats. Literally. A master woodworker, he turns massive blocks of wood into exquisite urns and bowls, pens, guitars, toys and most notably, his signature custom-fitting hats pared down to a mere eight-inch thickness. Jerry’s hats have hung in fine art museums, been donned by a former Miss America, and worn by country music legends like Charlie Daniels. Not bad for a man who started woodturning just six years ago.
A drywall and tile specialist by trade, Jerry equally deserves the title Renaissance man with layers of character that unfold the moment you meet him. He’s a charmer, an artisan, a teacher, a former marine, a father and grandfather, a philosopher, an engineer, a storyteller, a romantic, a humanitarian and the luckiest man you’ll ever find.

Jerry Measimer owns Shop II Woodworks, located in Richfield, NC. . Visit Jerry at to see more of his work.

Hands-on Class

May 3, 2024, from 8:00am to 5:00pm. 
Mann Tool & Supply, 802 Chris Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169
Cost: $100

Class Description – (10 students max)

Jerry will be teaching the HOC on how to do bird houses.

Materials needed for the HOC.
For those who are interested in taking the HOC Jerry will be providing the wood needed for the project. 
Things you will need to bring are:

  • 1 1/2" forstner bit
  • 1 "      forstner bit
  • 1/8" twist bit
  • Wood burners 
  • Wire burners
  • Air brushes
  • Croma craft ink or similar ink for the air brushes
  • Marking pens, Indian ink, or similar marking pens

If you don't have some of the above Jerry will have items for you to use


May 5, 2024 (8:30am to 1:00pm - demonstration starts at 9:00am)
Mann Tool & Supply, 802 Chris Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169
Cost:  $15 (You must have paid your yearly dues)

Saturday, Jerry, will be demonstrating one of his famous Hats.  If you have never seen it before it is a must see.