I am an American from Rockland Massachusetts, a small town about 30 minutes south of Boston. I have been living in Balingen Germany at the foot of the Swabian Alb since 1995. After 20 years I am proud to call myself a "Schwami"; a Swabian American. In 2012 I discovered the art of woodturning as a hobby and have been hooked ever since. Der Woodsmith is a mix of that; a wood loving, german speaking, woodturner. I do not turn wood to make money but rather to see what the wood holds inside and to continually improve my technique and a way to relax after work and on weekends. Sometime I turn a lot and sometimes a little, some of the objects are good and others less. On the pages here I want to share my passion for woodturning with friends, family and whoever might be interested. I may at some point sell a few objects which are left over. Most things are made as gifts for people we know or strangers we might meet.