About the Book
I've been a code jockey for software firms, a gemologist, a surveyor, and even spent a summer in the Texas oil fields. I have an abiding love for the New Hampshire woods where I grew up, and they've drawn me home to my family farm, where my workshop resides. From my father, I learned to treasure and be a careful steward of the forests surrounding our farm. He was my first woodworking instructor. When I was no taller than the workbench, he helped me discover the thrill of creating something by hand. I've devoted much of my time in the ensuing years to perfecting my practice. I believe woodworking is akin to faceting jewels – revealing the graceful sweep of patterns amid the warm beauty of natural materials. To this day, I get excited every time I finish a piece that captures a client’s dreams, that becomes a centerpiece in their home, an heirloom passed from one generation to the next. I’m a lucky man just to be part of all this.