Ron Aylor


Born in Frederick, Maryland I had the pleasure of growing up in Alexandria, Virginia. I currently reside in Lilburn, Georgia with my wife, Connie, and five cats, Katie, Butter-Bean, Polly, Jasper, and Tater. I'm retired, having been a bandsman in the US Army, a firefighter, a draftsman, and lastly, a funeral director. I love to build Colonial American furniture. Doing so unplugged and with minimal hand tools is a Communion of Saints, as I try to emulate the craftsmanship of the past. Writing is a newfound passion of mine. I hope one day to find it as easy as woodworking.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading mostly, when my cats will allow . . .
How do you approach cover design?
I feel the cover must capture the feel of the book without giving away too much.
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William & Mary Take a Knee
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Woodworking, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / Anglican
"William & Mary Take a Knee" is selfless consideration for the other. Join Ron Aylor for an unplugged Lenten journey as he builds a William & Mary Prie-Dieu.
My First Lunette
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Woodworking, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
"My First Lunette" is Ron Aylor's foray into 17th-century mannerism carving. Journey along with him as he returns to hand tools, becoming an unplugged woodworker, building an ash and cherry two-tier side table festooned with lunettes, quatrefoils, and S-braid, all in a shop devoid of electricity.
An Ambitious Endeavor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Woodworking, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
"An Ambitious Endeavor" chronicles the building of a solid walnut prie-dieu. Join Ron Aylor as he creates a barley-twist split spindle, gadrooned edges, and an eight-panel door, in his 100% unplugged workshop.
Categories of 17th-Century Mannerism Carving
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 510. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Woodworking, Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Reference
What exactly is a guilloche? How about a lunette? Or, nulling? From the workshop of An Unplugged Woodworker, "Categories of 17th-Century Mannerism Carving" will answer all of these questions, and more!
Covering Up A Hole
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,550. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
All he ever wanted to be was an undertaker. This fictional memoir is a nightmarish jaunt from wide-eyed aspiration to gut-wrenching reality. Come along for the ride and experience the conflict between altruism and the greed of the corporate machine.
I Can Do Anything
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,550. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious, Fiction » Coming of age
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Connor Anthony Michael Holbook is an autistic twenty-four year old who, works stuffing envelopes for an Atlanta insurance company, knows all the Zip Codes used by the United States and its territories, is a tea connoisseur, loves to read, is searching for God, and is now writing a book to prove that he can do anything!

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