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One of a kind creations in wood . . .
Wood has always intrigued me. Starting with orange crates from the corner market, my interest and opportunities grew slowly. A project for my girls with pine from the lumber yard and borrowed tools, picking up a used tool now and again. It was a chance encounter with a friend that clicked all kinds of switches in my head - we attempted to make ski-waxing benches out of hard maple. The project was less than successful, but the friend, Phil Van Valkenburg was trained as a machinist, and he pointed out to me that precision machining principles could apply to wood - what has followed is a great adventure fueled by curiosity and challenges.
I'd like to introduce everyone to my shop staff. Meet Flynn, English Cocker Spaniel, responsible for guarding shop secrets, rooting out any possible chunk of wood, and not much else, until we get out into the field. I admit to being somewhat impatient with him, but he's a good one, we're just not sure what the future holds for either of us.
Art in Wood
"Just because a tree appears dead, has fallen over, or been damaged, doesn't mean it's life is over. I'll find something that it can become so that it can live another hundred years - maybe more"