Started working with wood with my dad about age 9 but college, marriage, military, two sons and what all limited my wood projects until about ten years ago when I retired. Wanted to do something other than sit around the house so I tried fishing but skin cancer put a stop to that and golfing, cannot sit still long enough to read books or play with computers. Met a guy that is a wood turner he got me started. Buying a lathe meant I needed to get the essentials; table saw, bandsaws (2), drill press, belt sander, planer and well, you know. My wife of over 60 years got interested now we collaborate on many projects such as boxes, trays wine racks and more.