Originally from Brooklyn NY, currently living in Calera Alabama about 25 miles south of Birmingham.
Retired from the automotive manufacturing industry.
I have been a woodturner for over 25 years and became a segmented enthusiast about ten years ago. This includes standard segmented pieces as well as open segmenting and twister style pieces. My current workload consists of a 50/50 split of traditional turnings and segmented.
I am currently branching out to teaching both styles of turning. I find it invigorating sharing the joy of turning wood.
I am particularly proud of the finish on my pieces and spend the extra time and effort to achieve a high gloss finish. The finishes that I typically use are spray-on lacquer, MinWax wipe on poly and General Finishes WoodTurners Finish (water-based poly). The technique is the same for all of them.
Here are some steps that I use in finishing my pieces.