The woods and the natural world have always been an integral part of Ken's life and he loved growing up on his family's small farm in rural Minnesota. He obtained his BS Degree in Forestry at the University of Minnesota, and then spent his entire adult career working and then teaching Forestry . After retirement he moved to Florence, SC and became a serious woodworker, developing a wide range of skills turning wood into objects of beauty and function. He became an active member of both the Palmetto Woodworkers Club in Columbia, SC and the Hartsville Woodworking cub (Hartsville, SC) and concentrated his efforts on mastering the demanding art of precision turning small 'segmented' pieces on a lathe, which has become Ken's area of expertise.The wood art of segmented wood turning is captivating as 90% of the work is spent in designing, dimensioning material, cutting, fitting, and gluing. Once the wood turner mounts the wood project to the lathe chuck it’s just a matter of selecting the wood turning gouges for shaping, carefully sanding, and then applying the wood finish. The entire woodturning process is fascinating yet it is critically important to get all of the joints aligning properly for a good tight fit. Turning requires patience and concentration. There is almost no room for error, and a bad alignment or a cut less than precise can destroy the project.