DOUGLAS@HECK-SOLUTIONS.COM | 410-259-6406
I am a self-taught Carroll County wood turner, enjoying the beautiful wood that God has given us. He puts the beauty in – I get to show it off. I began turning wood in 2004, finding that woodturning was to become my new passion. Most of the wood I turn is from the Maryland area and from trees that must come down or have already fallen. It’s hard for me to see a fallen tree on the side of the road and not imagine what could be created from that wood. I cut and haul most of the wood that I use. I also turn most of it green, meaning while the wood is still wet, which is a whole process in itself. I find relaxation in the craft. I also enjoy reading books on the topic and researching techniques others have used that help tackle the many challenges involved in turning wood.
THE PEOPLE WHO BRING ME JOY EVERY DAY
I reside in Carroll County, Maryland, with my wife Susie (gardener and crafter). We have 2 beautiful adult daughters (goldsmith and photographer) and 2 wonderful granddaughters (both budding artists).
OTHER PASSIONS THAT KEEP ME BUSY
When I am not turning wood, I enjoy beekeeping. I also enjoy general woodworking, welding, and bicycling with my granddaughters.
HELPING MY NEIGHBORS WITH FINANCIAL STRATEGIES
I began leading Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) classes in 2016 and have continued to do so each fall. Folks in this world rely too heavily on debt and debt brings on stress. Lots of it. Dave Ramsey’s program lays out a great plan for eliminating debt and getting your financial life back into control. In the end, attaining financial peace, a place where you free your energy to do more for others.