Taking Up Woodworking At Age 85

This guy should be inspiration for many. Wayne Mickelson begin his woodworking hobby late in life and he has tackled a impressive project soon in his hobby career.

“I didn’t think I was capable,” he said. “But I am. I got familiar in a hurry.”

Wayne began cutting and sanding oak, walnut, and cherry wood as soon as he arrived at Cypress Cove retirement community in south Fort Myers in 2005.

After two years of practice, he began turning out sophisticated, intricate segment bowls that required crafting 350 pieces of natural African wood together using precise mathematical computations.

“The plans cautioned a person not to attempt it unless they had 10 years experience,” he said. “But I didn’t want to wait that long.”

Read the rest of his story here.