Marc Tannenbaum

Marc’s father taught him the basics of woodworking when he was still very, very young.  He developed a love of Wood turning which he has refined for the last 50 years.He produces a variety of pens, clocks, keepsake boxes, bottle stoppers and other items.  Most of his creations exhibit his signature style of combining a variety of exotic woods in special patterns  Sometimes his patterns are planned, focusing on symmetry, and sometimes he goes for serendipity. He spends far more time in the preparation of the wood blanks than in the actual turnings, gluing two pieces at a time, letting them dry for 24 hours and then adding the subsequent pieces until the blank is ready to be turned on the lathe.  After the wood blanks are prepared, he drills them and inserts a brass tube through the center to add stability and to accommodate the pen mechanism.  All pens will accommodate a Cross refill. His bottle stoppers are made using the same technique and usually a semiprecious stone, such as turquoise or geodes, are added to make them even more unusual. Marc and his wife Robin moved from the New York/New Jersey area in 2011. They were tired of the snow, and are now enjoying the warm weather and the hospitality of the South.  They have even grown fond of the 8 foot alligators living in the waters just beyond their back yard.