Gil is a retired welder/fabricater. He has been working with wood for over 25 years, both building furniture and turning art pieces on the lathe. Gil enjoys not only working with wood, but also finding specimens that he can turn into bowls, vases and so much more. Gil tries to use wood from the Denver area whenever possible. He fills very strongly about recycling locally cut trees and he gets most of the wood that he uses from local tree trimmers. Gil starts every project with an idea about what he wants to create, but he has a philosophy that the wood determines the outcome of the work and that he is really there to facilitate the process.