About Terron Dodd

I was born in Seattle, Washington, USA in 1942 and I first came to Cape Breton Island in 1964. I moved here in 1969, and though I have been back and forth, it looks to me now as if I will probably be here in Cape Breton most of the time for the rest of my life.

Photo of Terron Dodd
When I was a boy, the tools my family had were mostly gardening or woodworking tools, and I learned to use them as I grew up, to accomplish whatever projects I had a notion to do, sometimes useful, sometimes whimsical, sometimes to make toy boats and the like, or Christmas presents. Somebody gave me a jackknife when I was maybe six years old. In fact, my dad gave me a toolbox, a saw, a hammer, screwdriver, and pliers for my sixth birthday. I lost the screwdriver and pliers, the hammer broke, but the saw and the toolbox were good ones, not children's toys and I still use both of them.

I have worked at a number of different things in my life, but I don't feel right unless I do something creative with at least part of my time, and that has generally been in the form of some sort of woodworking. Since 1997 that has been the sole source of my income (til I started to collect social security) and it is still an important part of it.