Ray Cooper, 75 plus years young. Since I was a Junior High School student, in Philadelphia, PA, I have enjoyed working with wood. Mainly working with hard wood gives me the most pleasure. I have built furniture, cabinets, tables and wall hangings and almost everything in between. Since retiring after 48 years in the Engineering/ Design field. I have added Wood Turning to my knowledge gaining interests. After joining the Keystone WoodTurners Club several years back, it has been a truly great learning experience. Learning new techniques, and better use of tools and types of finishes from some of the best craftsman I have met. As I work with more Exotic woods and gain more experience, I can create more beautiful pieces of work. I hope to continue to learn.