Alan has been a woodworker since 5th grade, where, in shop class, he was convicted of trying to fool the teacher with a drawn line intended to conceal a mistake.....surely a felony. . Since then, he has steadily improved and has never lived in a place without a workshop. After years of doing flat work and being completely happy doing it, he was dragged kicking and screaming, 7 years ago, by our founding president, Ron Befferman into turning. Alan turns a little bit of everything, but it almost always needs to be useful, and half of his production is still flatwork, including the sought-after perfect dovetail joint. He briefly engaged in a fruitless effort to broaden the club to include flatworkers, a story to be included in a future edition of Aesop's Fables.
Although he is currently serving as VP of the club, he is too old to seek higher office