I was born in Lubbock and grew up on the South Plains of Texas. I have had a lifelong interest in woodturning. After serving overseas with the U S Air Force in the early 1970’s, I spent most of my career with a utility company based in West Texas.
Now I work full time at the lathe producing a variety of work from pens to porch columns. Hand threaded boxes (never square), turnings with secret compartments, captured ring goblets and baby rattles delight individuals with inquisitive minds.
I enjoy teaching others woodturning and metal spinning and have presented demonstrations in Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. I am pursuing an interest in pottery and ceramic sculpture.
Spring Round-up - A 16.5 inch tall hollow sphere with threaded screw on/off base Perfect for hiding your treasures that will fit through the 2 inch opening hidden by the base.
I appeared with Tim Yoder on Woodturing Workshop, in episode 408. My sterling silver-rimmed Mazer was one of the Texas pieces selected for the Texas/Ohio Regional spotlight at the Gallery of Wood in St. Paul, MN.
The November 2010 issue of Woodturning Design featured an article I wrote on a Christmas ornament I designed.
I am a member of the American Association of Woodturners and 2 regional woodturning clubs.
"Pieces should be a delight to touch and draw the viewer in for a closer look. One of my goals is to make pieces that will stand the test of time. Combining different materials with woodturning is of interest to me. I use alabaster, aluminum, brass, copper, pewter, sterling silver, Corian, tauga ivory and other items to produce unique items.
I do custom architectural turnings for building and furniture restorations.