KENT DAVIS (Class of 1995) has distinguished himself in the wood products manufacturing, research, and woodworking professions since graduating from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Below is his biography from Oregon State University’s College of Forestry- Wood Science & Engineering program where Kent is a faculty member.
Kent also has his own woodworking business, which you can learn more about here: http://www.daviswoodworks.com/
We are so proud of your accomplishments, Kent, and thanks for staying in touch!
OSU Kent Davis Webpage
“Kent has been both professionally or personally working in the wood products industry for over 25 years. While working on degrees in Botany and employed at OSU for the last 10 years, Kent has worked in cabinet shops, occasionally performing light carpentry and house remodeling jobs, built and designed custom furniture, and even completed the Northwest School of Wooden Build Building program. Once obtaining his Masters, he worked for the College of Forestry for 7 years as a Faculty Research Assistant maintaining carbon dioxide monitoring stations across Oregon. In 2012, Kent started with the Oregon Wood Innovation Center to help facilitate student experiential learning in the Renewable Materials program in the College of Forestry. Kent expanded his role to include teaching a series of wood machining classes that includes basic manufacturing processes, CAD/CAM software and CNC router technologies, and basic business considerations found in the wood products industry.”
“Kent’s courses are intended as hands-on learning opportunities backed by basic manufacturing principles. Kent believes students should develop skills and confidence with modern woodworking machines and processes that they are likely to encounter in the secondary wood products industry. Because class size is kept small, Kent is able to provide one-on-one guidance so that even the beginning user will become familiar with operation and maintenance of machines and safe working practices in industrial situations. Kent hopes that the skills learned by students will be used, either professionally to improve manufacturing or personally to satisfy the need to create.”