About Me (Bio)

I prefer to find the natural beauty in a piece of wood rather than embellishing it. The only exceptions to this philosophy occur when it is necessary to stabilize a piece because of structural defects. I predominantly work with green woods, in particular burls, crotches, roots, and stumps. I’ve observed that in general the uglier a piece of wood is on the outside the more spectacular it will be on the inside. 
Tazwell Bramlette

Taz Bramlette - Woodworker

My Bio
BS, MS, PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (1967)

Research Fellow, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Brussels, Belgium (1967-1968)

Research Engineer, Bell Aerospace Corporation, Buffalo, NY (1968-1970) 

Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA (1971-1992)

Manager, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (1992-2001) Retirement

Owner, Tazwell’s Woodworks, Santa Fe, NM (2001-present)

Student, Santa Fe Community College, Fine Woodworking Program (2008- Present)