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Allen Davis: Turning Point

Allen Davis: Turning Point

Allen Davis: Turning Point > Issue Home North Carolina artisan Allen Davis literally “turned” his life around. After several decades in the corporate world, Davis retired and returned to woodworking, his youthful pastime. 20 years later, his “retirement activity” has blossomed into a full-time career. Davis’ passion lies in creating pieces that are as gorgeous as they are functional. Whether

Joel Mark: Engineering Fine Furniture

Joel Mark says, “I always wanted to major in art, but came from a very pragmatic family.” While he gained some carpentry skills in college, this accomplished cabinet maker and woodworker started out by earning a degree in mechanical engineering….

Jeff Homan: Building New Heirlooms

A life-long woodworker, Jeff Homan creates elaborate furniture, intricate keepsake and jewelry boxes as well as whimsical mirrors. He started in high school as a contractor, then moved to interior and specialty work, followed by a job with a custom furniture maker who created 18th century reproductions….

Warren Vienneau: As the Burl Turns

At age seven, Warren Vienneau visited relatives in New Brunswick, Canada who had a woodworking shop next to their house. They made doors and windows and Warren would get up early in the morning and go “work with the guys,” spending his day creating small fleets of planes and boats using scrap materials in the shop. And so began a lifelong love of working wood with his hands….