Bill’s woodworking career started as a boy working side by side with his dad. "Dad was a housepainter by trade, but did a lot of projects around the house. He would let me "help" him and I learned a lot from him. To me, the most gratifying part of woodworking is unlocking the natural beauty hidden inside raw lumber. I will often start out with a concept and change it as the beauty of the wood reveals itself." Bill currently works from 30+ different kinds of domestic and exotic hardwoods. He makes a wide variety of functional and decorative woodcraft products including tableware, bottle stoppers, chain pulls, boxes, candlesticks, pen sets, clocks and letter openers. Opting for clear finishes in all of his work, the color you see in the finished piece is the natural color of the wood.