I was born in East York and left school in grade nine to go to work. Over the years I tried my hand at various things including humane wild animal control, trophies and engraving, plastics fabrication, metal fabrication, machining, and welding. I fell into bows by chance after deciding to fix up an old violin I had. I rehaired the two bows that were in the case but then decided to make one of my own imagination. Bowmaking is an obscure art and the specialized nature of this kind of work appealed to me. I enjoy collecting books, particularly science books, of which the most interesting holdings among my collection are a very good condition quarter calf, gilded lettering and marbled first edition of Augustus De Morgan's 1842 The Differential and Integral Calculus, Baldwin & Cradock; The Mathematical Papers of Isaac Newton, Vol. I-VIII, Cambridge University Press, edited by D.T. Whiteside, 1967-1981; and Albert Einstein: A Biographical Portrait, by Anton Reiser 1930, Albert & Charles Boni, New York, 1st edition. Although I make bows, which would perhaps imply I play the violin, the guitar is my first instrument to play, by no small margin.