Tom’s interest in Fine Woodwork reaches back over forty years, the past 23 years
on the Big Island of Hawaii where he has been introduced to some of the most
beautiful woods in the world, species like Milo, Kamani, Koa, Mango , Norfolk
and Cook Island Pine. Having already been a woodturner before moving to Hawaii
he was naturally drawn to the active woodturning community and has become a
member of the West Hawaii Woodturners the Local Chapter of the American
Association of Woodturners (AAW). Seeing such beautiful works of traditional
Hawaiian shapes like Calabash, Urns and Bowls is true inspiration.
Still having mainland connections and a mountain cabin and shop in the High
Country of Idaho, Tom and his wife spend extended time there where Tom fills his
days with woodturning working with local woods of the region material like
Aspen, Ponderosa Pine, Lodge Pole Pine, and also a large variety of hardwoods
creating unique translucent bowls and other productions including Architectural
woodturning for stairs and porch columns.
Using all of his scrap wood, not allowing any waste he enjoys turning Duck & Goose
Calls mainly from exotic wood from around Hawaii and the world.