Walter Nollan

Howdy!  I’m Walt Nollan and I’m a segmented woodturner.  I am a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer.  I was an FA-18 squadron maintenance Chief and while deployed the squadrons Flight Deck Chief.  After 23 years I retired and then worked for the Navy Department as a civilian F/A18 Tech Rep.  I used my knowledge to […]

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Hello there, my name is Robert (Bob, Rocky) Rocheleau, I am a retired Architect. I started working with wood when I was in the fourth grade ( when woodshop was still a part of the educational system) and continued through high school. After graduating high school, I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving four […]

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Gerald Jensen

I spent 28 years in the TV and Radio news biz, followed by 18 years in computer systems and software. I never really gave much thought to what I would do after I retired, and on a whim, decided to give woodworking a try a couple of years before retiring. I was just starting a […]

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Danny Scoccia

I taught at New Mexico State University for 28 years, retired in 2016, and took up woodturning about 2 years later. I was a self-taught, solitary turner for 3 or 4 years, then joined Arizona Woodturners Assoc, where I got some instruction from experienced old pro’s and exposure to some amazing turnings. At the “show […]

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Eli Polite

My name is Eli Polite. I’m a professional craftsman. My career has been in the kitchen and bath industry. I have always been drawn to working with my hands. For the past 7 years I have been exploring wood turning and trying to create my own path. I like to disappear into my work when I […]

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Harvey Crouch

Woodworking has been my hobby since High School shop class.  As a career Marine moving every 2 or 3 years I worked with a Shopsmith.  After retiring, I immediately started buying larger and more permanent tools.   When my wife decided we didn’t need any more furniture, I bought my first lathe and was immediately hooked.  In South […]

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Dennis Richardson

My father was a carpenter, but he kiddingly (must repeat kiddingly) said if I ever wanted to picked up a hammer & saw for a career, he would cut my fingers off.   He enjoyed having me in his shop, where I developed a fondness for the feel, smell and grains of various wood species and […]

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Brian Witt

My name is Brian Witt and I reside in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I'm a retired chemical engineer and research manager but I currently have four part time jobs which severely limits how much time I get to spend in my shop. The picture shows me in my role as a docent at the Smithsonian National Museum […]

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Brett Johnson

I’ve been interested in woodworking since I was a child and building different projects with my grandfather.  I helped build my father’s house one summer while in college and the first “big” project was a toybox for my baby brother.  I spent 20 years in the Air Force and my woodworking was limited to building […]

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Buddy Brewer

Buddy has been involved in woodworking for over 40 years. Most of that time was spent producing “flat work.” As a former member of the Washington Woodworkers Guild, he constructed all the cabinets for his beautiful kitchen and quite a selection of other furniture in his house. When Buddy showed us around, it quickly became […]

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