Welcome to my webpage. I am a part time woodturner and hope to give back to the wood turning community some of what I have learned and am learning. One of my peculiarities is the enjoyment of making many of my own tools and I hope this may be helpful to some of the beginning turners.
I have always been around wood. My paternal grandfather started the Christmas Tree industry in Nova Scotia and worked lumber, pulp, and firewood. Dad did the same although he became a school teacher as did mom. We grew up around axes, chain saws and tools of all kinds. Carpentry and a bit of cabinetry was just something everyone did. When my son wanted an electric guitar, we picked out the wood and built it. Turning has facinated me since I first saw it. One day I bought a lathe and began an addiction.
I am a juried member of the New Brunswick Crafts Council which is known for excellence in many art forms. In addition I am a member of the Nova Woodturners Guild, the Canadian Association of Woodturners, and the American Association of Woodturners. To enhance the pleasure of woodturning I would recommend joining a local club and a national association. Turners like to share their expertise and see others grow in this enthusiasm.
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