About Capt'n Jack Wayne
Tamer of dragons, righter of wrongs, rescuer of fair maidens, a modest man with much to be modest about, quietly doing his best to change the world, was born at an early age and left to fend for himself with only the frequent aid of concerned parents and helpful strangers.
His background is best described as eclectic, erratic and impetuous. Growing up on his father's horse and cattle ranch he quite early developed an appreciation of mechanical devices, but was a terrible welder. He eventually left to join the Army, became a paratrooper, later a fireman, then a teacher, then a boat builder/designer, and engineer for a fiberglass company, a stockbroker... and is now retired in his later years. Hobbies have likewise been varied: mineralogy, photography, fishing, racing cars, boats and motorcycles, and building furniture... until infected with the woodturning virus in 1994.
He served two terms as president and vice-president of the Seattle Woodturners, two terms as president of South Puget Sound Woodturners, and taught woodturning at Seattle Woodcraft for years.
Now running his own business selling all kind of beautiful wood turned products and teaching private classes in his own shop, WoodWhirled.