Larry grew up down on the farm in up-state New York. His first wood turning was on a treadle sewing machine converted for turning wood. Turning wood has continued to be a hobby and recreation over the years while earning a degree in engineering, and working through the high tech industry of the last half of 20th century. He now works full time at his fully equipped shop in Centerville, Texas doing the work he loves. He produces fine turned wood pieces for furniture, architecture, galleries, and retail shops. He also demonstrates turning for groups, and gives lessons in wood turning from beginner to advanced. The primary source of wood is from local trees on the way to the landfill.