I have always enjoyed working with wood. As a kid I designed and built model airplanes with balsa and tiny glow plug engines. I made a croquet set for my parents which they still use to this day. Later I moved on to building small wooden boats, guitars and fishing rods among other things. I built my current wood framed workshop with the help of a friend. It has been used for boat building, car restoration, motorbike rebuilds as well as woodturning. I bought my first lathe in 2011, and discovered segmented woodturning in 2013 by stumbling across Malcolm Tibbett’s book. At the time, it looked like an easy way to make larger vases. It turned out not to be so easy but I was hooked. I have an engineering background and at the moment I mostly experiment in segmented woodturning, trying new ideas and methods and trying to understand how it all works. I’ll see a piece of pottery or metal art I like and see if I can figure out how to make it with segments. I still work full time in the engineering world of heavy-duty diesel engines and aftertreatment. I am currently also a member of the Corridor Woodturners AAW chapter in Iowa.