Member Bio

I have always had a profound interest in wood crafting and have developed a passion for the true art of woodturning. I enjoy creating one-of-a-kind pieces using both domestic and exotic woods, often times combining them with other mediums such as turquoise and glass. I have an appreciation for the unique beauty in all species of wood from the chaos of burl to the richness of Cocobolo. Within my collection you will find a wide variety of pieces such as beautiful hollow-forms, vases and bowls as well as staple gift items such as candlesticks, wine bottle stoppers and pens. I am actively involved in the Loess Hills Woodturning Club and the Great Plains Woodturners Club as a member and demonstrator. I am also a member of the American Association of Woodturners.

How I became a Woodturner

I bought my first wood lathe to make the arm and leg spindles for the rocking chairs I made for my grandkids.

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Experience

I started woodturning in 1998 and made it my main hobby after I retired in 2000.

What type of wood do you like to turn the best?

My favorite wood to put on the lathe is either Buckeye Burl or Maple Burl.

Signature Form

Bowls, Vases and Hollow Forms

Additional Information

Link to my website: http://www.woodturner1.com/

My work can be seen at the Old Market Artists Gallery, 1034 Howard St. Omaha, NE Lower Passageway across from Trini’s Restaurant

My Gallery