Lee has worked with his hands most of his life taking apart everything he could get his hands on as a child to building tree forts with neighborhood friends and working construction in his early teenage years with his dad back home in Iowa.
Every year in Jr. and Sr. high schools woodshop or metal shop were his favorite courses. He began woodturning in 2000 taking a class at his local Woodcraft store and soon after joined the Gold Coast Woodturners. George Snyder allowed him to join him in his shop in Oakland Park, Fl. where he spent all his free time turning mountains of shavings. He purchased all his equipment from his wife after he passed away in 2004 and it has been his studio since.
What draws him to woodturning is the limitless opportunities we have when starting with a wood blank and the instant gratification creating a new piece. He loves taking a raw piece of wood & creating art by featuring the grain patterns, bark inclusions, color variations and movement inherent with this medium.
He's been a club mentor since 2002 and began as a woodturning instructor in 2004. Served as vice president and president of Gold Coast Woodturners, current member of Palm Beach County Woodturners, South Florida Woodturners Guild, South Florida Woodworkers Guild and the American Association of Woodturners.
He enjoys teaching, tool making and demonstrate frequently in Florida and in the Bahamas. He has also have demonstrated in state & national symposiums.
During the Expo Lee will be doing a demonstration and you are sure to pick up a skill or two watching him turn.
Here is a great video from Turning With Tim Yoder highlighting a technique from Lee Sky turning bottle brush burl https://youtu.be/22eQvBVm5UI