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Photo by Sara Hacking Deer Creek woodcarver Neil Gregory gets out his carving tools at the workbench in his home. Gregory spends his early morning hours carving a variety of detailed projects while looking out his north-facing window.

Gregory likes to start day with woodcarving

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Woodcarver Neil Gregory's creative juices start flowing in the wee hours of the morning. He gets up by 4 or 5 a.m. to turn single chunks of wood into roses, feathers and other detailed designs in his Deer Creek home.


"By the time I get three cups of coffee ... I light a cigarette and try to figure out what part I'm going to work on," he said.

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