Co-Creator, Host & Executive Producer
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As host, executive producer and co-creator of The Highland Woodworker, I am simply adding to the life experiences with which I have been blessed. The show allows me to inspire fine woodworkers by introducing them to the masters of fine woodworking while providing information and resources to enhance their woodworking journey.
I have been building fine furniture since 1979. My work includes reproduction and contemporary tables, chairs, beds and chests. I have crafted over 200 furniture commissions for clients who have become friends. Teaching woodworking combines my experiences as a teacher (30 years public schools) and woodworker and is very satisfying. My current work is greatly inspired by the late Sam Maloof, an icon of modern woodworking.
Besides teaching seven day, hands-on sculptured rocker classes in my Spring Hill, Tennessee studio, I have made appearances on the Martha Stewart Show as well as Popular Woodworking’s annual Woodworking In America Conference. My sculptured rocker and low back chair DVD, book and pattern bundles have sold all over the world helping woodworkers build their “bucket list” projects. In addition, I work with Newco USA to develop licensed products such as Masterpiece Oil and Wax Finish and sculptured chair kits.
Recently, my wife and I moved our home and shop from my hometown of Columbus, Georgia to Spring Hill, Tennessee to enjoy living near our family. When not working wood or developing the show, I enjoy spending time with my wife (Sheila) and daughters (Keri and Emily) son-in-law (Stephen) and granddaughter (Ava). My hobbies include playing drums, guitar, harmonica and dobro.
Co-Creator, Director, Writer, Producer
I have a blast producing each episode of “The Highland Woodworker”, with the hopes that woodworkers, and even non-woodworkers will enjoy watching this unique on-line series. I’ve been in the broadcast industry for more than 17 years, where I worked in all aspects of this fun business. Charles Brock and I have produced woodworking dvds in the past, and wanted to to take the information and entertainment aspect of our work to tell the stories of other woodworkers. While waiting for a pizza we sketched out a rundown for a magazine show that would focus on the people and their inspirations behind woodworking projects…and here we are today! Thanks for watching!
NOTICE: Working with wood is inherently dangerous. Before using any woodworking hand tool or woodworking power tool consult its operating instructions, and, if necessary, seek instruction by a qualified person well-versed in its operation and appropriate safety techniques. It remains up to you to make sure what you’re doing is safe. The joy of woodworking, rewarding as it is, is not worth the cost of getting hurt. Please keep safety foremost in your mind whenever you’re in the shop. The producers of THE HIGHLAND WOODWORKER, and those whom are presenting in the show, or in other videos produced by our team, are not responsible for any injuries you may experience after attempting techniques presented in any of our videos. Think safety!
The Highland Woodworker Team