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!

Gift Ideas

I couldn't decide where to place some of the things I make, so I made this page for gifts. Don't get me wrong, bowls, boxes, rubber band guns, chess pieces, picture frames, in fact most all of what I make makes fabulous gifts so don't stop here!

Hand-Turned Wood Goblet Set

This matching set of hand-turned wood goblets is made from ambrosia maple. It was made for a gift for a bridal shower, but also would make a dramatic wedding gift. I made it for my mother-in-law, hoping to make her sweat by saying that it's all about the grubs, beetles and fungus. (Ambrosia maple is maple that is stained by the fungus introduced and fed on by the ambrosia beetle and its larvae.) She was on to me though - so much for that.

In profile, the differences are more visible - it's called copy turning when instead of free-form wood turning, you try to make multiple objects of the same size and shape. It's a mark of hand-turned work that you can see subtle differences between the different pieces. This picture also shows the staining from the ambrosia fungus. These goblets are finished with oil and beeswax, and ready to be used or displayed. Sold individually for $60 each, a set of two is available for $100.00.
Hand-turned Wood Goblets can also be made from White Ash, Silver Maple, Pao Ferro, Satine, Oregon Myrtlewood, Osage Orange, Honduras Redheart, Claro Walnut, Cocobolo, Canary Wood, Bocote, and Birdseye Maple - prices for these available upon request.

Gift Set: Jumbo Chess Queen and Matching Bloodwood Pen

One of the things I enjoy the most about the business aspect of my woodwork is getting to see tidbits into the lives of my customers. You can't help but get to know them just a little bit, when they order personalized, unique gifts. This set of a jumbo chess queen and a matching pen is one of those cases. My customer volunteers for a school's chess club, and ordered this as a Christmas present for his best friend who he taught to play chess. His queen, he calls her. And she's an artist and a writer. I thought it was a great idea and feel priveleged to have had a hand in the experience.

The pen is an Artisan Beaded Slimline Pen, with 10K gold finish, hand-turned from bloodwood and finished with Mylands Friction Polish. The queen is also from bloodwood, and is 5-1/2" high with a black felt base, also finished with the shellac-based polish. I think it's safe to say that as a gift, my customer is giving something totally unique this year. As a set, the total came to $67.50.