Rick Angus enjoys turning wood and understanding the details of efficient tool handling. (A sharp tool can be a wonderful dance partner if properly led.) Acquiring skillful technique with sharp tools improved his joy of woodturning immensely and allowed him to focus on design and shape of the objects being created. He began woodturning during high school, took hiatus during college and early working years, and returned to it in earnest in the 1990s. His work is mostly cross-grain open bowl form produced from half log segments. The grain patterns are chosen for symmetry—or not! Inspired by classical form, smooth graceful shapes with sharp detail are his hallmark. In teaching, Rick focuses on an understanding of how the tools work then a focus on using these skills to create the desired object.