|Last updated on
January 2, 2014
Copyright 2006-2014 True Creations
19 Random Knolls Drive, Penfield, NY 14526-1958
With over 35 years experience in custom turning and teaching, Jim specializes in
spindle turning and produces products such as Drop Spindles, Knitting Needles,
Nostepinnes, and Quilting Appliqué Pressing Tools. He is well known for his
architectural restoration work. Jim also writes articles for the Journal of the
American Association of Woodturners. True Creations' woodturning studio is
located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Upstate NY.
Jim spent fifteen years in sales and marketing of high technology products. This
included being a pioneer in the CAD/CAM field, where he developed his
appreciation of 3D visualization and how it applies to woodturning. Jim worked
for major computer vendors and was on the management team for a company
that led the industry in wholesale cost management solutions for telecom carriers.
He moved into the customer service field about fifteen years ago, where he built
organizations that were focused on the customer experience. Most recently, he
went back to school and completed a Masters Degree in Service Management at
the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he performed research in the area
of Customer Relationship Management.
Jim has worked with several start-up companies, assisting them in obtaining
funding, writing business plans and acquiring customers. These companies have
included a consulting company, a technology company developing a diesel
emission reduction technology and a software company with a new Business
Having just ended his term as Founding President, Jim remains a Board Advisor
for the Finger Lakes Woodturners Association, a Chapter of the American
Association of Woodturners.
In his spare time when he is not turning, Jim enjoys being with his family and
friends, golfing, skiing, shooting pool and lending his construction skills to Habitat
for Humanity. Kathy, Jim’s wife, and his two children have grown accustomed to
the trail of wood chips that follow him when he leaves his studio.