My journey into woodworking began as a teenager in my Dad's small shop. He bought a Shopsmith saw that could convert into a lathe, along with the saw came a few old files that someone had ground into crude turning tools. With these I scraped my way through a large number of soft wood spindles. During those were times I began discovering the fundamentals of woodturning. Fortunately, I have studied under some of the world's finest wood turners. Eli Avisera, George Hatfield, Phil Brennion, Stuart Batty and Richard Raffan have all have taught me new techniques and collectively influenced my turning style. Having won "Best of Show" and "People's Choice" awards at shows across the country over the past several years, I am now exploring organic forms and shapes using my wood lathe to bring them to life. My "turning journey" now includes a new partnership with Carlos and Carol Moseley, the owners of River Rustic Gallery. Custom projects interest me. I make turned boxes, bowls, candlesticks and cremation urns (for both people and animals). My urns can incorporate a piece of wood from a loved one's favorite spot where time was shared with a loved one preserving the memories forever. I am always interested in direct commissions and am available for woodturning demonstrations. Have Carlos or Carol contact me and we can discuss your interests.