I started wood turning in February 2018 and realized that this was something I had to pursue. A coworker had a lathe and invited me to try wood turning and I bought my own lathe a week later.
I started by making claves, a Latin American percussion instrument. At first I was just making square blocks round and it made me happy!!
From there I began making cups and bowls and bigger cups and bowls. My wife told me not to fill our house with bowls, so I needed to find a way to sell them.
I reached out to local businesses and put work there and then applied and was accepted into the Blue Ridge Artisan Guild. Soon after that I found myself working on all types of artistic and functional wood pieces.