Iím a retired electrical engineer,
having retired a few years ago. Iíve been interested
in woodworking since taking shop classes in high school and
decided that I would learn and do woodworking as a hobby in
While Iíve done some turning, I
enjoy making furniture more and have focused primarily in that
direction. I generally design the furniture I build,
although I have built one 18th century chest that is a loose
reproduction of a chest made by John Townsend of Newport, RI in
1765. I enjoy the challenge of building chairs and have
built a number of them, including a couple of rocking chairs.
Iíve always been interested in veneer work and have made a
number of projects using veneer, including a table and several
serving trays. I continue to develop my expertise in
veneer work, especially the decorative aspects of veneer work Ė
including various parquetry techniques and sand shading.
As Iíve developed my woodworking skills, Iíve enjoyed sharing
what Iíve learned with other woodworkers.
While I enjoy the design and construction of furniture, I also
enjoy the friends Iíve made along the way. Woodworkers are
a great bunch of people who are more than willing to share what
they know and to provide all kinds of help.