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Artist Statement / Biography
I build custom furniture. On one hand I consider myself a self-taught woodworker. However, I am also the student of the numerous authors of magazine articles and woodworking books. I am an avid reader and have learned a tremendous amount over the past 25 years from the many professional woodworkers who shared their experience and talents in writing, for which I am very grateful. The ideals of many craftsmen have been an inspiration to me.
In the craft for custom furniture, I enjoy the engineering challenge, starting from rough sawn lumber to last coat of finish. I draw my inspiration from looking at classic designs, then I draw up own plans adding personal touches as I see fit. I also make to-scale or full-size mockups before I put saw to lumber. I am both a hand-tool and a machine tool enthusiast. I look for the right technique for the task at hand, sometimes that is a machine other times it is a chisel and mallet or a hand plane.