Joan Rathbun's Profile
When I was a kid, I went with my dad to my grandpa's shop at his construction company. While the men talked, I dug through the bins under the work bench to search for just the right piece of scrap 2x4 or whatever else I could find. My dad asked me what I was going to do with the wood, and I told him I didn't know. I knew I had to have it though.
I've always loved the smell, feel and look of wood. It's even better now that I know what to do with it! I started carving when I was 18 (a long time ago), but gave it up after starting a cowboy boot, because I had really cheap and really dull tools. I wish I'd kept it up. Instead, I picked up carving again about 13 years later (that's 20 years ago!) after buying my very first carving knife in Estes Park, Colorado. I've taken classes and seminars over the years, I am the librarian of the carving club I'm in, and I write book reviews for the MN Woodcarvers…
- Born on September 5
- Joined January 20, 2011