My story begins with remodeling an older starter home myself to save money. From those renovations, I accumulated many tools. I then began working on woodworking projects in the winter to defeat cabin fever. After some coat racks, shelves and deck chairs, I was looking to expand into making turkey calls. I saw a lathe for sale in the local paper and knew that was what I needed to begin making pot style turkey calls. After learning all I could about turning wood, and making numerous mistakes, I was hooked!
My skills grew over the years, and my hobby, slowly became my passion. It has now turned into a business!
I hope you enjoy using my products as much as I enjoyed turning them!
Care of our products
Wood handled items are finished with oil and beeswax. They should be hand wiped clean and can be touched up if necessary with Boiled Linseed Oil, beeswax, or a wax based furniture polish.
Bowls are finished with walnut oil and beeswax and can be cared for in the same manner.
Our cheeseboards and cutting boards are finished with mineral oil. Mineral oil should be re-applied a few times annually.
Pens and razor sets are finished with a high gloss CA finish. They can be buffed to a high lustre with a microcrystalline wax, we use Renaisssance Wax. Our twist pens use a Parker style refill. Roller ball refills are Schmidt. Contact us for refills if you experience difficulty obtaining them.
Please NEVER place wood items in the dishwasher nor submerge in water.
I am a full time mathematics teacher at Wyalusing, PA High School. I dedicate some time each year to teaching kids woodturning in our shop classes. I have also run a turning day in the winter to reach more kids. This past year I wrote a grant through the AAW which purchased some badly needed equipment for our industrial arts program.
Did you know?
Turning wood on a lathe is an ancient practice. The lathe is the oldest power tool!
Essentially there are two types of wood turning.
Spindle turning refers to turning the wood while the grain is parallel to the lathe.
Bowl or face plate turning is turning wood when the grain is perpendicular to the lathe.
I am currently an active member of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW). nI have attended their International Symposium in 2015 (Pittsburgh).
I am also a member of our local AAW chapter, the Endless Mountains Turners, which is based in Bradford County, PA.