I have lived in Deep River my entire life. I never really wanted to move anywhere else. Activities in the outdoors are very important to me and the access to crown land around this area makes it very attractive to remain in the area.
Around 2000, I started becoming interested in woodworking but I wanted a hobby that did not involve having to purchase large machinery as I did not have the room. I started out using a Dremel tool and carving wood clocks and figures, but I wanted more so I ended up purchasing a small scroll saw and experimenting with scroll saw work. I enjoyed the experience so much that I gave my original scroll saw away and purchased a top quality model which I have used and enjoyed for many hundreds of hours.
I now have filing cabinets full of designs for jewelery boxes, ornaments and practically anything else that can be made from wood. It was getting to the point that I had made so many items that I no longer had any room to store them. It was suggested to me to join Valley Artisans so other people could enjoy what I put many, many hours into making.
So I did join the Valley Artisans in 2018 and I do hope that others enjoy what I make!