Woodworking: The art of taking large pieces of wood and cutting them into small pieces of wood so that you can glue them into big pieces of wood.

"It always seems to take me longer to do something when I am in a hurry.  I usually have to do things twice." - Ted Rudie

My name is Ted Rudie,

 I started woodworking in 1989.  At the time I was making small flat wood items. Pictures of cabinet items I have made recently can be found by following the Flat Work Photos button at the left. My list of tools has grown since 1989, and in 2003 I purchased a lathe. Pictures of my wood turning items can be found by following the Woodturning Photos button at the left.

I  am a member of the Chesapeake Wood Turners and The American Association of Wood Turners.

I currently work for a consulting firm as a System Engineer.  I have worked since 1999 in this type of position, and I am a MCSE.  I have two Associate of Science degrees in Design and drafting, and in CNC Programming.  I previously worked in machine shops as a machinist and a CNC Programmer.  Prior to working as a machinist I worked as a warehouse man for Hechinger, an architectural drafter for a large home builder,  as an Electrician's helper, and as a lifeguard.

I am actively involved in Maryland Masters Swimming.  I have participated in the YMCA Masters National Swim meets since 1997.  I started swimming on a summer team at age 10.  I continued summer swimming until I was 14 when I started swimming year round.  I swam for 1 year in College and did not return to swimming until 1997.



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