I started carving in the 80's and continued into the late 90's when my career forced a pause. I was completely self-taught, and although I enjoyed carving, the results were always less than spectacular.
After retiring and moving to the Raleigh area, I met Vic at his booth at the State Fair. I recognized an opportunity to resume carving under the tutelage an expert, so I signed up. That proved to be a great decision, and believe I am improving rapidly.