After retiring from a career as a physician (diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine), I finally had the time to pursue my interests in woodworking and wood turning. There is a thrill in watching a once-living piece of wood become a beautiful and functional object, particularly when you are doing it with your own hands. I use the same care and precision in crafting my pens that I did in my professional career.
All my pens and other art objects are created in my basement workshop here in Northwest Ohio. My woodturning is centered around a Jet 1642EVS-2 lathe, which you see above. You don't need anything nearly this big if you just want to turn pens. I've taken several week-long courses in woodturning at the John C. Campbell Folkschool in Brasstown, NC. This is a wonderful place to learn many different crafts. I am also a member of the International Association of Penturners and the American Association of Woodturners.