I grew up in a house with a wood shop in the basement and no television. From the time that I was 5 or 6 years old I was in the basement most nights sawing wood and hammering nails. I was always handy with wood, but not until I retired from 35 years in the graphic arts field did I set up a dedicated woodworking shop. I especially enjoy working with my lathe and turning a scrap or a piece of firewood into something useful. There are endless possibilities that I have yet to explore. Instead of gathering wood for a project I often find a particular piece of wood that inspires me to create something special. My problem now is that there is so much wood and so little time. It’s a problem I can live with.