tom E profile


I was born in Vancouver Washington.  Out of high school I joined the Navy and spent 26 years as a Navy Seal.  In 2003 while at the San Diego County Fair I met an old friend who was turning tops and from that moment on I spent as much time as I could at the lathe.

My home turning club is the San Diego Wood Turners.  I demonstrate regularly on many subjects.  In 2009 I was invited to be a guest demonstrator at the Utah Wood turning Symposium.  In 2014 I was asked to come to Sligo as a guest demonstrator for Ireland’s Wood Turning Symposium.

I like to challenge myself, so aside from bowls and platters, plates and utensils, I enjoy making hollow-forms, off center work, and segmenting.