Joined Feb 15 2010
75 years old
I was Curator of Birds at Riverbanks Zoological Park and Gardens for 33 years. I retired in 2006, and have been working on my "Bucket List" ever since. I've never looked back, nor been bored for one second since. I like to make period furniture reproductions, particularly Federal (inlaid) pieces. I like the challenge of learning how to master new woodworking techniques, so I have never made the same piece twice. I am probably the world's slowest woodworker, but I take my time and enjoy learning new processes. The Chippendale mahogany secretary which I just finished (March 2014) was under construction for 2 1/2 years off-and-on. I will never make another one.