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I have been working with wood in one form or another for about 15 years. Working as a carpenter and then renovation contractor, I have been mostly self-taught, and that has remained true with the woodturning process. I first purchased my lathe not realizing where it would lead, but I was immediately captivated.
After converting about half of my barn into a workshop, I now enjoy countless hours creating different types of woodturned art work. For me, it is very gratifying to salvage a piece of wood from ending up in the burn pile, and turn it into something that will be appreciated for years to come. Each piece I create is a one of a kind that involves a process in which I have to work with the wood, in order to find a form that will fit with that individual piece. This adds a feeling of variety and unknown to the art of woodturning that I truly enjoy!
"Just a note to again say 'thanks so very much' for your assisting me in being able to purchase a Deb Pendell piece...when visiting the area again, I will make sure to stop by and hopefully support the Co-op once more."