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 Texas, large hunks of wood are fairly hard to come by so I gave segmenting a try. That has been my focus since. I have taken 2 one week classes with Malcolm Tibbits and give him full credit for whatever skills I have.
I guess you could call me an “old fashioned” segmenter because I have kept to graph paper designing, miter saw cutting, and rubber bands for clamps.
The Longhorn Vase has become my signature piece as I have made several as gifts for University of Texas graduates.