My woodworking has been inspired and shaped
by many individuals who have, each in their own way, help me become the
woodworker I am.
Dale was my first instructor,
his flair for traditional Greene and Greene, and craftsman style furniture
were the foundation for my early creations. He continues his craft in a
small shop in Paoli Indiana. He is the most resourceful woodworker I have
ever met, and his lessons are with me every day. He specializes in Greene
and Greene, and the most beautiful Art Deco reproduction I have ever seen.
I had the pleasure of spending 2 weeks with
Doug one hot summer some time back. He instilled the lesson that "just
because something is small, it doesn't have to be boring or simple". Doug makes the most beautiful small boxes
and pieces. His intricate inlay and attention to detail are unmatched. Doug
also taught me to have fun in the shop and that smiling and laughing was
part of the process. Thank you Doug for sharing your time.
I had the distinct pleasure of learning
steam bending from David while at the centre for fine woodworking in Nelson
New Zealand, Davidís flair for modern smooth bent forms is renowned and he
continues to inspire woodworkers at the centre on a regular basi.s
Thank you for the no nonsense practical
solutions as only a classically trained woodworker can provide, John teaches
on a daily basis at the centre for fine woodworking in nelson New Zealand
and handcrafts fine commissioned pieces.
I had the pleasure of being at the bench
next to Nigel while I was in New Zealand. He has an imaginative and creative
process that evolves a piece form timber to elegance. Thanks Nigel for your
friendship and gags.
JAMES KRENOV & SAM MALOOF
While I have never had the pleasure of
meeting these renowned woodworkers, I have learned from their disciples and
their lessons will continue to live in all the craftspeople they have
Lastly I would like to thank my mom, for
letting me play in the woods,
and my wife Kim, for letting me play in the