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President, Segmented Woodturners
By Ron Schleiger
Inspiration came from Al Miotke and the late Giles Gilson. I harvested the blanks from a 8 by 11 inch stave constructed vase. About 10 by 6 inches c&c welcomed
Russ says "Very nice Ron! Deconstruction pieces are always fun because you cut up something perfectly nice nice to try something new!! I like how the sections dance with each other. The Butterflies are a nice add as is the green coloring. Excellent work Ron!!"
I think I was born to build things. Growing up in the 40’s and 50’s my early toys of choice were Lincoln logs, erector sets, tinker toys and anything I could build with. My dad was a construction electrician and I worked with him several summers to earn money for college and find my way around a construction site. I went to engineering school, earned a BS in civil engineering, an MS in structures and later became registered professional engineer. I spent my entire career in the construction industry. The first 20 years were as a project manager with a small, employee owned general contractor and later as a vice president of an even smaller general contractor, both in Northern New Jersey. The work for both was all industrial and commercial projects...