Waiting List Information

All my woodwork is custom made, after you place your order. Wait times vary depending on my workload and the intricacy of the item you order - anywhere from two weeks to several months. Please contact me before placing your order if you have any questions. Thanks!

Featured Project

I like to feature a recent project below. If you want to see more, check out my Bowls and Boxes, Pens, Gifts, Toys, and Home Decor pages.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Farmer's Market - Live Woodturning Demonstrations

Well, things are off to a great start for the season at the Ogden Farmers Market. I've brought my lathe out for live turning demonstrations, and the crowds have been great. It's a lot of fun - the fair or carnival-like atmosphere, the people, the sun, and the food.

Liz has put some dresses and tutus together that are adorable - too bad we don't have any girls huh?

My boys think it's a lot of fun. They like to duel with the magic wands, or gunfight with the rubber band guns, which lasts until my 3-yr old starts aiming for faces.... My 5-year old is quite the salesman and will tell whoever will listen about each wand, the prices for the rubber band guns, and the specials on the tutus. Way to go Isaac!

My best sellers so far have definitely been the rubber band guns, followed closely by the wands. What people don't seem to realize is that my bowls, shelves, etc. are priced so much lower than my made-to-order prices on my web page, which are significantly lower than most woodturners out there to begin with.

It's been fun to have my lathe there so I can turn while people watch - makes the wands that much more magical, and I've met a lot of fellow crafters who are interested in woodturning. So be sure to come by and see!

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Death Eaters are Coming - Don't Go Unarmed!!

Just in time for the movie release, more Harry-Potter-style magic wands are available through my Muggle Wandmaker shop. Get your wizard robes ready, draw your lightening shaped scars on your foreheads, get your round glasses, and most importantly, your wand - mother's love can only save you from the death eaters so many times, don't push your luck! And seeing as my prices run about half of most other hardwood hand-turned wandmakers out there, like Alivans, or the Gilded Quill, parents can afford to equip their children as well! OK so you don't get a cardboard box to throw away, but you're after what's inside anyway.

And if you like Harry Potter, you should love this: I just shipped 26 wands to the Bamberg Summer School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Bamberg, Germany. Each summer, young muggles aspiring to become talented witches and wizards like Ron, Hermione, Harry and other Hogwarts friends board at a real castle and attend classes for several weeks in subjects like Charms, Potions, Care of Magical Creatures, and Defense Against The Dark Arts. Last year they even had guests from Beauxbatons and Durmstrangs for the Triwizard Tournament. A specail thanks to Headmistress Daniela Schreyer, for the order. Makes me wish I was a kid in Germany!

Students are welcomed in to the main entrance from the castle grounds for two weeks of intenstive magical education.

The guests from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrived for the Triwizard Tournament

Dinner in the Great Hall, anticipating the selection of the school champions

The second task - eating gillyweed apparently wasn't the kids' favorite part.

Company Profile

Hand-made classic wood toys, gifts, pens, furniture, kitchenware, and more, all lead free, most made from renewable wood resources, and all made in small-town USA. If there's something you're looking for, let me know and I'll let you know if I can do it, how much it will cost, and how long it will take. Some of my projects have included bunk-beds, shelves, frames in standard and custom sizes, coat racks, benches, rubber band guns, hand-turned bowls, segmented salad bowls, chess pieces, magic wands - Harry Potter type, etc.