Page 2 - Biography
I graduated from Hollywood High School in 1957 and promptly
moved to Catalina Island where I operated a boat overhauling
moorings and commercial fished. After losing my lobster
boat on the back side of Catalina, I decided this wasn't happening
and ended up at USC studying marine biology and doing research
on marine animals in Antarctica. The USC (National Science
Foundation) sent me to collect for them for four months.
After returning to the U.S. I got married and explored a number
of different jobs. My last job in America was as a fireman
in Huntington Beach, California. After being injured
and no longer able to do the job (with no disability in those
days), we decided to go west!
In 1970 we went as far west as one can go in the U.S. without
being cold; Kauai, the Garden Island. Then after living there
for 20 years,traffic went nuts, lines got longer and I bailed
out to Old Hawaii, Molokai in 1990.
I've spent over 45 years bouncing from one job to another;
commercial fisherman, operating engineer, real estate broker,
carpenter, restaurant manager, charter boat captain and many
more. An old friend, Danny Derohan, one of the woodturners
on Kauai came over to Molokai to help me cut some milo and
koa trees and "turned me on" to woodturning. Since
then that's about all I do and I love every minute of it!
Except when I blow one of the translucent Norfolk pine bowls,
as they all don't make it!.
I do live in "paradise" now as
paradise for woodturners is when you live where there's more
exotic wood than you can turn in a lifetime!!!!
Norfolk Pine Bowl
Bark edge Milo
Rare Pheasant Wood
Translucent Norfolk Pine
Large Milo Platter
Twin Milo Lamps
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for sizes and more info
Large Milo Calabash
Large Rare Kamani Calabash