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I am a retired High School Science teacher with a Masters of Science degree. I was a head HS football coach and line coach for many of the 33-1/2 years I taught in the MS public schools. My last 17 years were spent teaching science at Gulfport High School. I am a Christian who loves the Lord with all my heart. I am married to the love of my life Kay (also a teacher) for 48 years. It seems I have always been a wood worker making furniture etc., but once I turned a leg for a table I was making, I became hooked on turning. It has become a passion for me. I truly love to create wood turned art and utility bowls. The Lord has blessed me to win a few local awards and even some national awards for my work. Lord willing I participate each year in our two largest local art festivals on the MS gulf coast each year.  Peter Anderson Art Festival in Ocean Springs Ms. and The Mermaid Festival in Bay St. Louis Ms. I have a booth where I sell my work so please drop by if you can.                                          

My first real lathe was this PM3520b  I kept it for 5 years and never met anything it couldn't handle.

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Now I have a Robust American Beauty 3 HP. with all the bells and whistles. One of the best lathes in the World. It's wonderful features are so numerous it would be hard to list them all here.

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 I teach bowl turning to individuals and do paid demo's for some wood turning clubs. I am also a volunteer at the Armed Forces Retirement Home here in Gulfport, where I have the honor of teaching a few of our vets bowl turning. I am a member in good standing of  the American Association of Wood turners. 
my American Beauty after an hour of turn
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Turning a hollow form using the Trent Bosh stabilizer and visualizer. This piece is 14" tall.

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My booth at Peter Anderson 

After a busy day turning

Note: I live in the deep south where 8 monthes out of the year temperatures are almost always hot with close to tropical humidity. I was sweating all over my tools and work so much it was becoming a constant problem. I have a large shop but not insulated for A/C. So I built a small 8' x 12' insulated cold turning room inside my shop with a 5,000 BTU window unit. Now I can turn and stay cooler.

Nov 06, 2021, 8:00 AM
Ocean Springs, My Booth Is 595!
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