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I assembled my first two pieces of wood together as a youngster in my granddad's workshop. He certainly passed on his love for working with wood and it has always been a serious hobby. In the mid 90's, after building many furniture pieces and after acquiring a shop full of tools, my woodworking journey took me to the wonderful world of segmented woodturning - a truly unique art form.

I have a wonderful marriage, two terrific grown children, a successful past career in the ski industry, and now plenty of personal time to pursue my woodturning passion. For many years (before becoming a fulltime turner), I was represented by the Stones Gallery in downtown San Francisco. Currently, I sell most of my work directly to the public..

My turnings have won many awards and prestigious collectors have acquired many of my pieces. In 2002, I was approached by Linden Publishing company to reveal some of my techniques in the form of a "how to" book on the subject. My book, The Art of Segmented Woodturning is now available. Go to the "Book Info" page for more info on my book or my "How To" DVDs..


I am always interested in direct commissions as well as demonstrating at club meetings. I enjoy sharing my passion for this activity and welcome contact with other interested people. Feel free to give me a call (530-541-6135) or drop me an e-mail.

For all the years of encouragement and so much more,
I'd like to dedicate this website to my wonderful wife, Tere.

A big public thank you to my son, Andy, for
his invaluable computer expertise and for his
dedication in building this site.

Malcolm Tibbetts, 738 Modesto Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 malcolm@tahoeturner.com ©2004