|Welcome to my web-store
|This is a gallery of my wood turnings. All are hand made, one of a kind pieces.
I use both local and imported woods in my Pepper mills, Bowls, Custom made pens,
Kaleidoscopes, and other turned art pieces, all hand crafted in the beautiful Cherokee
National Forest of Tennessee.
I've tried to be as concise and specific in my descriptions of the items on this site and
to anticipate any questions, but if I have not covered your specific question, feel free
to contact me. Click on the contact link above and you will be directed to my email. I
check email frequently and will reply as soon as possible. I appreciate all of my
customers and do my utmost to insure their satisfaction. If you have any questions
about any of my products, or if you see a piece that isn't in stock, but you would like
something similar please feel free to contact me.
While I try to keep the site up to date and delete or remove all sold items,
pieces are subject to prior sale.
About the artist
My father was a carpenter, but I had little interest in woodworking. I suppose you
could say I got into wood turning by accident. A few years ago when I was in an art
gallery in southeast Texas and saw the work of a local artist who had turned a large
and exquisite bowl from the local Mesquite. By way of a compliment, I commented to
my wife that I would like to be able to create this type of beauty. She told my son
that I wanted to learn to turn wood. That Christmas he gave me a lathe and a few
pen kits. We tried out the lathe that day in the garage. I've been hooked ever since.
I am essentially self taught. I have bought a number of books, videos and a lot of trial
and error before becoming somewhat competent in my work. I started turning pens
and other small turnings but have progressed to larger more artistic items.
Professionally I did International shipping and forwarding...But after 40 years of dealing
with the U.S. Customs Service, Department of Commerce Export regulations,
steamship lines, trucking companies and air carriers and all the problems associated
with shipment co-ordinations, I have decided that wood turning and wood working is
much more relaxing and enjoyable.
In 2005 I took early retirement and moved from Texas, to where I have built a nice
new and spacious shop to play in and plan to devote as much time as possible to my
I do a few Art and Craft shows to market my wares, but would rather spend my time
turning, instead of selling. Hopefully this site will become a successful marketing
strategy to pass along my turnings to appreciative customers.
|Bradford Pear Urn
|Brazilian Cherry Salt &
|Orange & White