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I have always been curious about mechanical devices.  As a child, I often dismantled my wind-up or electric toys to learn how they worked. During my teen years, I was taught the fundamentals of woodworking   by a family friend who was a wood craftsman that had emigrated from Germany.  His gracious patience and meticulous nature taught me the importance of maintaining pride in all of my work.
During the past 30 years, I have worked as a licensed engineer while extensively pursuing interests such as home remodeling, custom furniture construction, and electronics.

About 10 years ago, I discovered the challenge and joy of creating kinetic sculptures using my experience in wood working, computer aided drafting, and electronics. While I enjoy exploring the visual effects of different sculpture ideas, I especially like the challenge of developing and improving the mechanical escapements that drive my sculptures. 

I have found that patience and persistence is the key to perfecting my sculptures.  My ultimate goal is to successfully meld physics and mechanical precision into a unique art form that will entertain for many years. 

                    Tom briefly describes himself and his sculptures.