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

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 inspired.


 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 woodshop.


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