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I have been interested in woodworking since the early 1990's. I like to do things my own way and I am self-taught. More than anything else I like to invent new techniques and use them to make things that are off the beaten path and unique. Some of these techniques I turn into e-books that I sell through my web site to teach others - this is what I do as my occupation. Before I started doing this I worked many jobs including: geologist, machinist, land surveyor, pattern maker, construction, millwright, and other miscellaneous jobs. Sometimes things that I have learned through these jobs show up in my woodwork or techniques.
My work tends to be mathematical, but only some of it I consider "art". I am interested in spirals, spheres, polyhedrons, and other unusual mathematical stuff.
I do not get pleasure from trying to make my work difficult, instead I like to do things that would seem difficult and find ways to make them easy. If you tell yourself that something is going to be difficult before you even attempt it then it will be difficult for sure!
I became a member of American Association of Woodturners in May 2011.