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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!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I'm an Award-Winning Woodturner Now

This year I thought I'd try something new - I made a couple of extra projects that I think are really cool, and entered them in to the Weber County Fair. It was actually a little stressful for me. Your lay person usually doesn't notice the mistakes or flaws that I, as a woodturner do. Woodturners who see my work at the Farmers Market are too polite to be critical of my work. This was really the first time I put my work up to be objectively judged. Turns out I wasn't disappointed - all three of my entries received first place, blue-ribbon awards: The segmented bowl set, segmented Americana pen and letter opener set, and the segmented pepper mill and salt shaker set.

It was a huge honor for me to see my pepper mill and salt shaker figuratively and literally on the same level as a set by Bert Hamblin, a well known and accomplished local turner of pepper and salt mills who I've admired and been inspired by for a long time. See more of his work here.

So, as my sister-in-law and my wife said, I'm an award winning woodturner now. And of course, if you're interested, these award winning items are still for sale. Thanks!

Click on the pictures below to see details.

Update 9-22-10: The State Fair was great too.

Unfortunately the letter opener was stolen at the Farmers Market, but the pen won a blue ribbon, together with my squiggly European pen and letter opener set; the bowl set won a blue ribbon, and the pepper mill and salt shaker won a blue ribbon together with my Padauk and Maple Celtic Knot Pepper Mill and Salt Shaker set. Now I just have to decide what to make next year.

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.