Monthly Book Giveaway - January 2023
Fifty some years in, that's a hard one. I've remodeled entire houses, done countless unique picture frames, made many clocks, tables, corbels, shelves, coatracks, mirrors and so on over the years.  In the end, it's still difficult to tell people what I do when they ask me what kind of "woodwork" I do.

For example, a few years back, I touched a wood lathe for the first time.  I joined a turning club, some of the members who are nationally known for their AMAZING work.  I had and have no desire to compete with them, so, as often has been the case in my "woodworking" history, I did something different.

For example, during a community clean up day, and older [than me] couple asked for help throwing away a pickup load of plastic. Once I saw what it was, I loaded it all into the back of my pickup. It was about four hundred pounds of Plexi and other plastic ranging in thickness of from 1/8" to 1" and in an amazing array of colors, including transparent, fluorescents.  

After the plastics sat around for a year, I experimented with incorporating it into turnings.  I found it made interesting hanging decorations.

A short time before that, I noted no turners were copper plating their wood turnings, so I took up copper plating.

I combined the woodwork with the plastics and the copper plating and it made for some unique product I've not seen anywhere else.

Over the years, I've tried to do things differently when making clocks, tables and so on, such as by incorporating glass etch into wood projects.