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I am a retired 75 year-old 20-year military veteran and father of six children. I am also retired from a major telecommunications company after 30 years of service. A few of my hobbies have been woodcarving, woodworking, wood turning, and fishing when I have the time.

A short list of my woodworking is: repairing and refinishing antique furniture and making band saw boxes. My first box was made at the request of my oldest daughter as a Christmas present for her. That box resulted in requests from family and friends which led to many more being made. With their encouragement I decided to make them for a larger audience.

A new lathe has been added to my shop which will result in turned items being added to my shop. When exotic woods are used they come from sustainable growth forests…

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  • Born on July 26
  • Joined September 10, 2010

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olive wood, ambrosia maple, maple burl, purpleheart, birdseye maple, bamboo, cocobolo, lacewood, cherry, bocote, curly maple, walnut, DymondWood

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About

I am a retired 75 year-old 20-year military veteran and father of six children. I am also retired from a major telecommunications company after 30 years of service. A few of my hobbies have been woodcarving, woodworking, wood turning, and fishing when I have the time.

A short list of my woodworking is: repairing and refinishing antique furniture and making band saw boxes. My first box was made at the request of my oldest daughter as a Christmas present for her. That box resulted in requests from family and friends which led to many more being made. With their encouragement I decided to make them for a larger audience.

A new lathe has been added to my shop which will result in turned items being added to my shop. When exotic woods are used they come from sustainable growth forests.

I also make hair forks, hair combs, hair pins and barrettes and other miscellaneous items
just to keep the site interesting.

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