Eugene Minton is from New York and moved to Virginia in 2005. He is a skilled carpenter and he retired a couple of years ago (2005) and took up carving. He works at his kitchen table and his wife says that she has the wood shavings to prove it.
Eugene wrote me the following:
"I have always loved to work with wood; was a union carpenter long ago. Retired from NYS Dept.of Corrections after 27 yrs. Began carving as a hobby, like doing the fish best. I\'m still learning, and plan on doing this for a long time. Living on the Eastern Shore of Va. is a good spot to carve! Now that I\'m retired, I have the time to pursue my hobbies. I try to do each one a little different."
Photos courtesy of eBay ID witchy50
wife of Eugene Minton 3/08