© Five Crows, Natick Center / September 2012
Richard Chan has been woodworking for six years. A self-taught woodworker; the only woodworking class he has taken was in middle school. Richard has always enjoyed working with his hands. "I’ve made many plastic and wooden models when I was younger mostly military related. "
"I turn pens, bowls and plates from my lathe. I use both natural and manmade materials for my products. I love th e warmth and beauty of the natural woods, but I can offer endless colors from manmade material. I can mix different pigments into resin to create endless combination of colors."
When not turning on the lathe Richard enjoys making furniture such as end tables, coffee tables, hall tables and hall benches." The style of furniture I like to make is the Craftsman Style or Mission Style. I like the straight lines, classic look and the challenge of making mortise and tenon joinery."