I started as an Industrial Arts Teacher in the early ‘70’s. But strayed into manufacturing and ended up retiring as a Pressure Vessel Design Engineer. Always involved in woodworking, I was making furniture for the home and small project after getting married in 1975. I expanded my indulgence after retirement and now turn wood for enjoyment. That is when I am not exploring the countryside on my motorcycle with my wife.
I was just really getting involved in segmenting about 6-8 months before the Symposium that was held in Boston in 2016 and was really beginning to enjoy it. Turning my first few segmented pieces only months before the symposium, I was over the moon with the opportunity that was before me. Then at the Symposium, I fell in love with open segmenting, and all was lost. I had found what really turned me on.
After the Symposium I’ve been obsessed with open segment turning, and have invested a lot of time and effort in fixtures. With several projects under my belt, I am continuing to increase the complexity and segment count of my pieces.