A veteran woodworking author with nine books, Ernie Conover has many videos and hundreds of articles to his credit. Ernie is also a lathe designer, having developed his own lathe and worked on the designs of the Nova and the Powermatic 3520b. His work has received numerous awards and has been the subject of several one-man shows. He lectures widely for clubs, trade show groups and woodworking stores and is frequently called upon as a consultant and expert witness in the woodworking field. When not writing, lecturing or consulting, he is active in providing academic oversight and teaching at Conover Workshops—a craft school founded by the Conover family.