Jon Mertens' Profile

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First and far most I have to thank my parent for instilling his work ethic and creative talents in me and encouraging my creative outlets. Both my Father (woodworker as well) and Mother (sewing crafts) are extremely talented individuals and are solely responsible for the products I create.

I fell in love with wood working in 8th grade wood shop. Unfortunately it took me 25 year to take advantage of this creative outlet. I started back in the height of the poker popularity in 2004 by making my first poker table. I had friends ask me to make table of their own and this grew to a small side business along with building other furniture items until the economy down turn a couple of years ago. I turned to making smaller items, primarily picture frames at which my father gave me a mini lathe that he was not using. I immediately fell in love with the creative abilities the lathe…

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  • Male
  • Born on February 6
  • Joined January 17, 2011

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Wood, wood, and more wood

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About

First and far most I have to thank my parent for instilling his work ethic and creative talents in me and encouraging my creative outlets. Both my Father (woodworker as well) and Mother (sewing crafts) are extremely talented individuals and are solely responsible for the products I create.

I fell in love with wood working in 8th grade wood shop. Unfortunately it took me 25 year to take advantage of this creative outlet. I started back in the height of the poker popularity in 2004 by making my first poker table. I had friends ask me to make table of their own and this grew to a small side business along with building other furniture items until the economy down turn a couple of years ago. I turned to making smaller items, primarily picture frames at which my father gave me a mini lathe that he was not using. I immediately fell in love with the creative abilities the lathe offers over other woodworking.

My aspiration is to make this my career and eventually retire with a shop in one of the beautiful Colorado mountain towns.

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