I’m John Nikakis, I live with my wife of 38 years in Gardnerville Nevada, just south of Carson City and east of Lake Tahoe. Along with woodturning and wood working I also dabble in photography and I love to play music. I was one of those kids in high school who took wood shop every year where I learned some basic turning along with the value of always measuring twice and cutting once. After high school I didn’t touch a wood lathe again until I bought one for my home shop in the late 1980’s, that lathe collected dust most of the time unless I had a project that required a turned part. Around 2007 I met a couple of turners at a local craft show and was invited to their monthly club meeting. I was hooked. I now try all types of turning hoping I’ll find a niche, but I’ll most likely continue doing what strikes my fancy at the time. Segmented turning amounts for about a quarter of what I do, but since I retired last spring that has started to increase. I’ve been a member of Segmented Woodturners for about six years and enjoy reading the forum and viewing the gallery. I even leave a comment from time to time.
John C. Nikakis