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Rick Gaddis

Juried Member Since 2016

I grew up exposed to carpentry. When I was 5, my family bought an old shoe factory and turned it into a home. We lowered the ceilings, added and took out doors and windows, and so on. In my teens I made balsa wood planes and rockets. In my 20s and 30s I started trying to do fine woodworking making small pieces of furniture, wooden puzzles and acoustic guitars. After I got my first house and had a real workshop, I made furniture for the house. My day job was as a mechanical engineer for 28 years. Now I try to bring together my understanding of wood as an engineering material and as an expressive craft medium to make durable, useful & attractive objects people would like in their home.