From an early age I've liked carving wood. High School introduced me to the lathe, band saw, shellac and pumice. Discovering what was in a log I found on the way to school one day was amazing, but as I remember it wasn't what I was supposed to be studying. I wanted to carve larger pieces but removing the waste was time consuming and I would lose perspective.
About 1973 the big gas shortage hit and my friend and I decided to heat with wood. He had a Chain Saw. Being from New York City I had never seen anything like it, but I wanted wood. After a short time I had found my tool, the chainsaw. I used it for everything, and eventually used it for wood carving.
I had no one to teach me so I learned by my mistakes. Every carving was a new adventure and eventually my work started selling.
I always look forward to my next carving, I can try something new that will make it just a little better.
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