Where it's all hand made - workshop front entry way

Where it's all hand made - workshop front entry way

Are all of your pieces made you?

Yes, everything you see listed and featured here is made by me using traditional tools and techniques

How long have you been woodworking?

I got my first pocket knife when I was five and whittled away with it for years. I helped my father restore an old wooden fishing dingy when I was ten and chopped relentlessly away at a beautiful piece of sycamore in the hopes of making a salad bowl when I was fourteen in wood-shop class at school. Wood, the material, and how to work it has been a lifelong passion. Realistically, though, I've been carving and woodworking seriously since around 2004 as a second career.

 Carved in  sugar maple from a local saw mill

Carved in  sugar maple from a local saw mill

Where do you get your  wood from?

Here, in southern Vermont, we are fortunate to have an abundant supply of  local hardwoods such as cherry, maple, ash, birch and beech. I have an excellent relationship with a lumberyard and local sawyer who supplies me with unique live edge boards and spalted maple in particular. For non commercially available woods I rely on landscape gardeners, nurserymen and friends who keep an eye out for interesting wood such as the dogwood and yew used in some my bottle stoppers.

Can you make something for me?

Absolutely ! Please contact me at your convenience by phone or email. I am here in the workshop most days and will always respond promptly. No job is considered too small or odd and I do my utmost to make it affordabl

 

 Wild lupines in our small meadow

Wild lupines in our small meadow