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Bob Saxby is a part-time woodturner (and a full-time college instructor) living and working in the Napa Valley of California. He has been turning out bowls, centerpieces, wine bottle stoppers and peppermills for seven years. He began turning when his wife offered to sign him up for a woodturning course with a renowned turning expert. She continues to encourage him to make beautiful pieces while trying to keep his mess in the shop. She even supports his buying lots of tools and cleans up the shavings he tracks into the house. He has studied under professional turners, Brad Adams and Jerry Kermode.

Bob is a member of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) and San Francisco Bay Area Woodturning Association (BAWA) for the past four years he has been the editor of the BAWA electronic newsletter.