Dr. Dale Hill is a retired animal nutritionist, a Navy veteran, a beekeeper and a woodworker. Dale was the Secretary of the Quincy Woodworkers Guild for many years until recently relocating out of state. Dale also helped with the woodworking projects for the residents of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
Utilizing a small shop area in his basement, Dale gives new life to wood pieces that many other woodworkers would discard since they are too small to make something out of. He uses these small pieces to make writing pens using a variety of woods, including broken hammer and axe handles, a broken cedar mailbox post, and 2-3” dried tree branches. He says that you never really know how they will look until you apply the finishing steps (see photo).
Dale also makes 2D and 3D projects with the scroll saw. He has cut some of the plaques given to the Honor Flight veterans along with a variety of other military plaques. Dale recently had shoulder surgery and small woodworking projects help with his rehabilitation progress along with passing the time during the Covid-related activity restrictions.
Quincy Woodworkers Guild meets on the first Monday of the month and welcomes new members. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.