Woodworking Biography:  My woodworking interest began as a child watching my dad build furniture and artistic items that were displayed throughout the house.  Eventually, I built some of my own furniture.  The first turned project was done on his Sears Craftsman lathe with a 4 jaw independently adjustable chuck.  It was a complete chess set made from Maple.  I still have these pieces.  In junior high, I took every shop class possible.  Printing, drafting, electronics, industrial crafts and of course wood.  Hobbies seemed to be the glue that bound our family.  I used to turn on a ShopSmith given to me by my father-in-law.  Although inadequate as a real lathe,  It seems to work just well enough for me to get along.  In some ways, I am challenged by it to produce the best quality from a marginal piece of equipment.  I still produce products from wood in all shapes from time to time.  I now have a General lathe I purchased used from a former member of the club.  Woodturning has its challenges and continues to interest me with its complexity, simplicity and beauty.

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Open Segment Pot
Maple & Walnut April 2017

Slotted Vase
Walnut April 2017

Segmented Ribbon, using stave construction
Walnut, Paduck, Maple February 2016


Fire and Ice January 2016 47 rows, 40 pieces per row
Yellowheart and Bloodwood

Maple and Walnut first project using Stave construction  January 2016

August 2014 Spiral Rainbow Bowl II

August 2014 Spiral Rainbow Bowl

July 2014 Segmented Maple Hollow Sphere

May 2014  Walnut & Maple Open
Segmented Sculpture

February 2014 Cocobolo, Ebony Maple, Walnut Spiral

February 2014, Padouk, Yellowheart, Bamboo, Maple, Zebrawood, Ebony, Rosewood, Red Locust, Cocobolo and Tulipwood.

October 2013 Tulipwood & Yellowheart

September 2012 Tulipwood Open Segment

February 2012 Maple & Cocobolo

Cherry, Walnut, Purpleheart Padauk & Maple
September 10

Walnut & Maple
July 2011

Maple and Walnut
March 10

English Sycamore, Walnut, Bloodwood, Mahogany
10" diameter and height
August 09  Contest winner March 10

10" Mahogany, Ebony & Maple
December 08

Norfolk Island Pine
May 09

13" tall Ebony, Maple & Tulipwood
May 08

16" Mahogany, Ebony & Maple
October 08

Cribbage board, Mahogany, Walnut, Cocobolo, Maple, Tulipwood, Wenge
May 08

Christmas Ornament
Contest winner
December 07

Cocobolo & Ebony



Segmented pot
December 07

Ebony, Maple, Walnut

April 04

Ebony with Cocobolo Trim

last updated 07/07/2017