Tim Spohr-1Tim loves the feel, grain and smell of wood. Born in Germany, he became a journeyman in the art of furniture building. Once finished his training he joined the German Merchant Marines and sailed the seven seas for eight years as a ship’s carpenter. After he immigrated to Canada he worked for 20 years building sets for Global TV in Calgary. He has enjoyed working with wood most of his life but found his passion in woodturning.

Tim Spohr-2Woodturning, he discovered, is a very involved art. “One does not know what to expect after fastening a green wet piece of wood to the lathe and starting to turn it. Many pieces after rough turning and drying will crack or totally distort”. These end up being firewood. Others will become something special and unique.