My son Jeremy has always hung out in the shop with me since he was old enough to walk. Over the years he has tried several areas of woodworking and has always been building things out of wood and other materials. After college Jeremy enlisted in the US Navy and room to have hobbies immediately shrunk from Dad's shop to what a Naval career could offer. Jeremy eventually went to OCS and became an officer and went out to sea, often for months at a time. Jeremy needed something to take up the monotony of sea duty and began to carve. Spoons in bass and poplar were made at first, and the floral pattern you see below is his first effort beyond spoon carving and was a Christmas present for his Mom in 2016. Carving is a hobby that Jeremy can take aboard his ship with a small bag of tools and some wood blanks to work on. Over the past holidays Jeremy and his wife Laina came home for Christmas. Jeremy and I spent quite a bit of time in the wood rack finding some nice boards to cut up into carving blanks that could easily be packed to take on deployment.
Jeremy is between homes right now moving from Newport, RI to Everett, WA. Jeremy is a Lieutenant and will soon be assigned the USS Shoup, a destroyer, as a Weapons Officer. Jeremy was born and raised in Midland, Texas and is a graduate of Lubbock Christian University. West Texas is his hometown as he and his family move about the country and the world. Jeremy has a younger brother Blaine and a younger sister Ashley. Jeremy's youngest brother, Matt, is a Captain in the USAF assigned to a Special Operations Squadron and Matt is also an avid woodworker when not deployed.
Above and below is a panel Jeremy carved for his Mom this past Christmas of basswood.
Below are a ladle that Jeremy carved for his brother and sister-in-law and a bamboo spoon sitting in a mesquite bowl I (Jim) turned.
Jeremy can be reached directly via email at
Return to the
Wood News Online