UNION — “Open wide.”
That’s the Bill Weber that most of Union has known for the past 36 years. That’s how long Dr. Weber practiced dentistry at his Union office. But there was another side of the good doctor that allowed him to relax after long days of performing general dentistry on his many patients.
“I got interested in woodworking when I was young and signed up for a class that was taught by Ross Corn at the old Union High School,” said Weber. “But, after only three days, I had to drop that class so I could take Latin. I enjoyed Latin, but I never lost my interest in woodworking.”
Over the years he learned his craft by reading and trial and error and developed an interest in woodturning.
“Woodturning is a form of woodworking that lets you make hollowed-out items like vases and Christmas ornaments,” he explained. “I really like working this way but I’m finding that I need to invest in some different equipment if I want to produce the pieces that I see in my head.”
Since his retirement, Weber has spent more time on his woodworking, along with his other two passions … tennis and photography. He has shown his wood pieces at UCAC during the Local Artist Showcases each year and delights his family members with gifts of hand-turned wooden bowls each Christmas.
“Bill’s woodwork is always one of the highlights of our Local Artists’ Showcase every year,” said UCAC coordinator Jackie Senn. “His bowls are gorgeous and his ball-point pens made from exotic woods and antlers make great gifts for the executive or business person.”
Weber’s work will be on display at UCAC until February 8.
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