My name is Mike Maples and I live in Texas. I am a Master Instructor with PADI and teach SCUBA diving. I also captain dive boats and have a Masters 100 ton license. My grandfather was in the Merchant Marines and did scrimshaw to pass the time while on ship. He taught me the process years ago as a young man. I have developed my own methods and style over the years and now sell most of what I create. .