In my 20's I hurt my hand competing in wrestling and required surgery. Rehab of my hand got me interested in working with my hands full time. I began bookbinding, owned my own business for a couple years, figured out I was better at being a craftsman than a business man. I discovered marquetry a little after getting into woodworking and have become obsessed since.

I took online courses with Paul Miller (Shipwright) and his amazing School of French Marquetry and have not looked back since. I have been learning and trying out many techniques from the past to create marquetry (I cut using a chevalet and have been using a shoulder knife recently).

My passion is deep into the working knowledge and techniques of marquetry. Although I do care about how the final piece looks, I appreciate the challenge of the project overall. It is this learning that drives me to further increase my skills in this craft.

welcome to woodworker heaven !!!!!

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.