Alamo City Diverse Creations

I fell in love with woodworking in high school wood shop in the early 1969.   Between 1974 and 1990 I built a few pieces of furniture for our home using nothing more than a circular saw, hand held electric drill and a random orbit sander.  Each of these pieces is still in use today and as solid as the day I made them.  I got my first table saw in 2001 and built a set of night stands using reclaimed doors, jambs and trim.  I started turning simple stick pens in 2004 and became passionate about turning very soon after.  I upgraded to kit pens in 2005, bowls, vessels, etc. in 2006 and kitless pens in 2007.  I began casting my own polyester resin blanks in 2006.  My preference is segmented work because it conserves more wood.  I also enjoy using mixed media in my turnings and often make my own micarta.  I have done some scroll sawing and hope to do more in the future.  I recently added freehand router carving to my skill set and have begun using that with turning and have ideas for more along that line.  I strive to continue to improve my craft and learn new skills and techniques and I enjoy sharing what I have learned with others.

I’m a retired educator from the Department of Defense (DoD).  I am a certified teacher and certified DoD Master Instructor.  Married for over 43 years with five grown children, 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild (soon to be two).

 

V/r,

Billy

 

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