Woodturner

Woodturner

I can’t say I’ve always loved the smell of sawdust, especially on Saturday mornings when I’d rather be watching cartoons than helping my dad in the woodshop (i.e. our garage).  But I learned a lot and my pinewood derby cars always smoked the other scouts (I guess not everyone’s dad was a shop teacher).

A few years ago I mentioned to my wife off-handedly, “I think my ‘old man’ hobby will be woodturning and furniture building”.  “That’s cool,” said she.  Little did I know, she immediate called my dad and said, “what kind of lathe should I buy Kenny for Christmas?”.  So before I was even old enough to have an “old man” hobby, there I was with my brand new Jet mini-lathe.  I was hooked.  I’ve since graduated to a full-size woodturning lathe and whenever I have a free block of 4 hours, you can usually find me out in my woodshop (i.e. our garage) making a whole pile of woodshavings.

Some of my woodworking can be seen at my Jacobson Woodcraft website. I also have a small little site devoted to my Persian Meels.