Announcement    Friends, I've added a couple of new sections to the site. First, you'll see I'm making available some of my big hardwood bowl blanks harvested from NC forests. Some of them are simply too big for my lathe!

You'll also note the memorial pendant. I did this for a friend who lost a family member and it has turned out to be quite meaningful. I hope you'll never find this kind of memorial personally useful. But if you carry some grief, this might help.

Lastly, You'll notice I've shifted entirely to doing rings on a custom basis. Sizing rings is just to personal. I'm glad to send you a ring sizing set for free, if you're seriously interested in one of my rings--or a set for you and your love. The only cost variations are the metal for the ring core.

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Last updated on Feb 15, 2020

Friends, I've added a couple of new sections to the site. First, you'll see I'm making available some of my big hardwood bowl blanks harvested from NC forests. Some of them are simply too big for my lathe!

You'll also note the memorial pendant. I did this for a friend who lost a family member and it has turned out to be quite meaningful. I hope you'll never find this kind of memorial personally useful. But if you carry some grief, this might help.

Lastly, You'll notice I've shifted entirely to doing rings on a custom basis. Sizing rings is just to personal. I'm glad to send you a ring sizing set for free, if you're seriously interested in one of my rings--or a set for you and your love. The only cost variations are the metal for the ring core.

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I see the wood and imagine what it wants to be. Then spin the lathe and love it into reality.

I grew up amid sawdust, an engineer's son.I turn hardwoodwood in Old Salem where the Tannery once stood. I love to start with the fallen tree, such as this week when an apple tree fell nearby. North Carolina is rich in cherry, red cedar, maple, and walnut. Sometimes it is too big for my lathe, so I offer bowl blanks for sale. I always look for local wood when TC and I travel; hence the Osage Orange and Texas Ebony, Cottonwood and the sacred Bristlecone Pine. My day job is with the healers of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. I love the grain of that work, too and think of both wood turning and health as finding the beauty of life.

I often ask friends about a memory linked to a kind of wood. Anita thinks of the cedar chest of her mom's; Kevin has a pen of Bristlecone Pine after our epic Yosemite high hike; Kelly and Russ Cottonwood. I love turning the red cedar from Adam's farm and the maple I found discarded near the parking lot at Camp Carroway for Brian, the Osage Orange after driving across Kansas in the Spring to talk to the Methodists, the Walnut from the Blue Ridge, the Red Alder from beneath the Blauklippen cliffs in South Africa.

Let me know if you have a wood that is special to you. I may well have some of it waiting in my shop for it to become something useful and beautiful in your life.

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