I grew up on a farm near Ernfold, Sask. Where I was influenced by my grandfather’s woodworking abilities. At the age of 12, I learned basic woodworking in 4-H. Then approximately 20 years later I instructed 4-H woodworking for a few years. I bought my first lathe in 1981 (which I still have). Practicing off and on until 1998, when I was shown the basics of turning by Henry Franks of Gravelbourg. After retiring with 40 plus years employment, I started turning full time. With the help from others, I harvest wood from surrounding areas; such as Manitoba maple burl, buffalo berry and cotton wood. In November of 2016 I was able to purchase Henry Franks lathe and vast collection of tools and exotic woods.