I have always been interested in woodworking. In 2001 a grandaughter clock I was building called for half spindles on the front. I managed to turn it with a drill press and a crude homemade tool, then sawed it in half. I bought a cheap lathe and tools and played. My wife bought me a better set of turning tools and I began making pens from assorted woods and deer antler. To me this was repetitious and after a spell my interest dwindled. A couple of years ago I became interested in bowl turning. I have better turning tools now (sorry, honey) and bigger and more precise lathes. I am having the time of my life creating beautiful wooden bowls from Oak, Pecan, Hickory, Maple, Cedar, Holly, Chinaberry and other species of wood. It seems that almost every bowl is my "favorite"