About Me

I assembled my first two pieces of wood together at age five in my granddad’s workshop. He certainly passed on his love for woodworking; I’ve been a lifelong worker of wood ever since. In the mid 90’s, after building many furniture pieces, literally filling a house with handmade furniture, 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, three grandchildren (soon to be four), a very supportive wife (Tere), a successful past career in ski area management, and now plenty of personal time to pursue my woodturning passion. After many years of selling my art through galleries, I currently sell most of my work directly to the public.

My turnings have won many awards and prestigious collectors have acquired many of my pieces. With the founding of the Segmented Woodturners, and with my book and DVDs, I’d like to think that I’ve helped to promote and advance the art form know as “segmented woodturning.”

I am always interested in direct commissions as well as demonstrating at club meetings and symposiums. I enjoy sharing my passion for this activity and welcome contact with other interested people. Feel free to send me a message at: malcolm@tahoeturner.com

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