Tom began carving at the age of 12. Today, he has become one of America's most recognized and respected carvers. A resident of West Jefferson, North Carolina, Tom has helped thousands of people develop their skills. In addition to teaching, he has written many books - more than 35 at last count . His approach to teaching through his books is straightforward. He leads the reader, step-by-step, through the carving process. His books have been well received from the newest learner to the most seasoned veteran, because of the simple methods and obvious enjoyment Tom brings to his art. Tom sells his original work, as well as cast models and a series of cast characters he created for finer gift stores.
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