Bob’s interest in Shaker Oval Boxes began with a visit to the Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire. To advance his knowledge in box making he attended several classes taught by John Wilson at the Home Shop in Charlotte, Michigan, to learn the procedures in making these boxes. Since then Bob has demonstrated these procedures at several woodcarving clubs in Iowa and Minnesota, and has taught several classes at the Fine Woodworkers Store in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Waldorf Woodcarving Weekend at Forest City, Iowa and at the Woodcarvers Rendezvous at West Glacier, Montana. Bob is also experimenting with different woods, shapes and sizes to make these boxes. His other interests are woodcarving, woodturning, winemaking and fiber arts.