Over the past six years it has been my great honor and pleasure to make thousands of wood plaques and boxes for many wonderful folks.I think for the most part people have been fairly well pleased with my work and that has made me happier than I could begin to explain. I think the only complaint I ever receive is that I am often slow and this is true. Recently, the slowness has been compounded by days when my arm and left hand just won’t cooperate. I figured this was just getting older and the ravages of time.However it seems to be getting worse.

It is with deep regret that I must inform you that I have been unable to work for the past 7-8 days due to pain and numbness in my left arm. I have been diagnosed with cervical spondylosis, a degenerative form of arthritis in my neck. At this point in time, I am unable to say when or if I might return to woodworking. This could be in a couple of weeks or maybe a couple of months or possibly not at all. I continue to be optimistic and pray that I might return to the work I love sooner than later. I just have to be patient and continue therapy. The problem with this condition as it relates to my work is that it is chronic and I might be fine for several weeks and then suffer a set back. This makes it difficult to meet time frames as I just do not know how my strength will hold up. I will keep the web site up and keep all informed as to whether or not I am working.

I am not ready to throw in the towel just yet. I believe my best woodworking is still in me. So for now I consider this a hopefully brief sabbatical and I hope to be covered in saw dust sooner than later.