Born and raised in McComb, Mississippi, spent most of my life in Jackson, Mississippi. Worked 25 years with Central School Supply selling school supplies and sporting goods and 20 years as owner of a hardware store. Began wood working in1988 as a hobby. Moved to Abingdon, Virginia in 1998 with wife, Masel, following daughter and family. We have a son and family in San Jose, California. I enjoy making a variety of items for family, friends and some to sell. It is a good feeling to make something that hopefully will be enjoyed long after I am gone.