Woodmizer LT-40 purchased new in 2000.


My wife Glenda and I live on our farm in a very rural area of West Tennessee.  Most of the farm land is now rented out, but we still have several horses and other critters to care for.  That and general maintenance around the farm keeps us pretty busy.  We have three grown children and a few grandchildren, but they don't require much maintenance.

Glenda is very active with her stained glass, lampworking, fusing, slumping and most anything related to glass.  I have been turning since 2007 and enjoying every minute of it. If any of my work appears artistic it is purely accidental since I make no claim to such training or talent. I work with wood entirely for the enjoyment. Most of my work is given away to family and friends or donated to fund raising events for various charities.  Most of it probably ends up in a flea market or yard sale.

After 40-odd years working as a computer software developer and IT executive I am quite happy to kick back and do something vastly different from the corporate work routine. I also do some regular "flat work" projects, but not as much since I discovered the lathe. I have also owned a Wood-Mizer LT-40 sawmill since 2000 and love to salvage distressed or damaged trees, both for my own use and for friends and neighbors.

West Tennessee Woodturners, a local affiliate of the American Association of Woodturners, is located nearby in Jackson, Tennessee. I am a founding member of that club as well as an active member of the AAW, Mid-South Woodturners Guild in the Memphis area, and the Tennessee Association of Woodturners in the Nashville area. I am also a co-founder and administrator of Woodturners Unlimited, an international woodturners internet forum.