I was born and raised here in Appalachia. Over the course of a long and multi-faceted business career, I was most fortunate to have lived in many parts of North America. Each of those locations helped shape and define my interests. As a youngster, I remember the shop in the basement of our house that, like so many others, sat idle. I didn’t realize until much later in life that I would learn to enjoy creating household objects with similar tools.
I began working with wood a number of years ago. Using simple tools, I created picture frames, boxes and yes, even made some furniture built-ins for the house. Then I got the woodturning bug. The availability of native hardwoods here in Eastern Tennessee furthered my interest in bringing the beauty of the grain to life on the lathe.
I began my education in woodturning at Arrowmont…
- Joined November 19, 2011