Robert McIntosh

Bob retired after 32 ½ years with a company, got caught up with off jobs around the house and then got to work with his passion. Bob’s love for his work and the material he uses shows. He primarily uses lumber from torn-down buildings and fallen trees. He uses materials to honor legacies, such as using wood from the old Marengo Academy built in the 1870’s, wood from numerous trees destroyed in 2004.

He started out wood turning (the process of using a lathe to cut a symmetrical shape around an axis of rotation) and discovered he was good at it! With time, he advanced to complicated segmented work, and then proceeded to open segmented pieces, where not every piece is fully attached to the next.

Bob’s love for his work and the material he uses shows. His eyes light up when he describes various woods, their colors, grains and knots and the methods he uses to craft them.