Richard has been woodturning since 2005. He creates beautiful turned bowls made of various exotic woods. He creates beautiful jewelry boxes. Many have carvings on them. He has won many awards since 2005 in local and state shows. He is a member of the Central California Woodcarvers and California Carvers Guild. He was invited to participate in the 2017 International Wood Culture Society in Long Beach as part of a team representing the United States along with 100 other countries.