I have long been a fan of traditional furniture and since the 90's a growing
fan of woodturning. I really enjoy making and selling woodturnings and furniture,
but the ultimate combination and satisfaction for me is in Windsor chair-making.
In the past, due to an engineering, process-based background, virtually all
of my woodworking was totally jig and fixture supported, and just plain overly
constrained. As my machine based technical skills have become supplemented
by a knowledge of hand tools, by an appreciation of composition and form,
and by an understanding that you can trust in your eyes and abilities and
actually be creative, a whole new opportunity for artistic expression has
presented itself. My website and my business it describes is an expression
of that opportunity for me. Time will tell whether it can be an ongoing viable
opportunity. If you don't want to buy anything from me, hopefully, at least,
you will find my site informative and interesting.
The style I try to employ on my site and in my furniture-making is a style
similar to my personality. I see myself as straight-forward, with excellent
quality but not overly fancy, not taking myelf too seriously, with a bit
of understated humor and an occasional surprise, and most importantly customer
service oriented. These characteristics are also reflected in my furniture
pieces. They are made to be the highest quality - to last for generations.
But at the same there is no attempt to make them exactly uniform, sterile,
and without character. The goal is for them to appear hand-made, but hand-made
with considerable skill and thoughtfulness.