Jeffrey's Profile

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Greetings! I've been turning wood into sawdust now for well over twenty years, making anything from kitchen cabinets to artists' easels, cradles, photo frames, and right down to balancing bottle holders, and the occasional wooden sword for the kids. After giving away so many of these things I made as gifts, it finally dawned on me that other folks might want to give them as gifts too!

What I do / What I've done...

In 2007, I finally decided to try my hand at creating woodcrafts to sell at the local (Connecticut) craft shows. I thought I could gain wider exposure on one of those big online auction sites too, but I found that they don't exactly cater to folks like us who make and buy handcrafted items. One of the B&M storeowners where I displayed my crafts suggested I try Etsy. The rest, as they say, is history!…

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  • Male
  • Born on July 3
  • Joined March 17, 2008

Favorite materials

Wood, hardwood, red oak, white oak, ash, cherry, butternut, maple, mahogany, poplar, australian lacewood, cedar, walnut

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About

Greetings! I've been turning wood into sawdust now for well over twenty years, making anything from kitchen cabinets to artists' easels, cradles, photo frames, and right down to balancing bottle holders, and the occasional wooden sword for the kids. After giving away so many of these things I made as gifts, it finally dawned on me that other folks might want to give them as gifts too!

What I do / What I've done...

In 2007, I finally decided to try my hand at creating woodcrafts to sell at the local (Connecticut) craft shows. I thought I could gain wider exposure on one of those big online auction sites too, but I found that they don't exactly cater to folks like us who make and buy handcrafted items. One of the B&M storeowners where I displayed my crafts suggested I try Etsy. The rest, as they say, is history!

In the workaday world, I am the programmer and operator of a CNC wood router in a furniture manufacturing facility in northwestern Connecticut. As a result, I have access to some beautiful pieces of wood that are either too short or too unusually figued to be used in most furniture. Therefore, I have a lot of nice hardwoods that end up in my workshop waiting for the right inspiration so I can use them! On the downside, I put in a lot of hours at ye olde day job, so I have to take advantage of whatever time I can grab for woodworking. When I'm not at work or in the workshop, my wife and I are parents to way more children than anybody should reasonably be expected to deal with. All kidding aside, though, I've got a great family, and I truly appreciate the time I have with them as well as the time they allow me for creating my woodcrafts.

Payment & Shipping...

By the way, I will ship most anywhere in the world. If I haven't updated a particular individual listing to reflect the actual charges, please convo me for shipping rates to your little corner of the globe, and I'll get right back to you!

I accept money orders issued by the US Post Office from my USA customers. Paypal is also welcome from customers all over the world! If those methods aren't working for you, get in touch - I'm flexible!

Oh, and I was featured in http://autonomousartisans.blogspot.com/2008/04/and-in-beginning.html on April 23, 2008 as a new seller back when I was really new. Many thanks to fellow Etsy seller Skully (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5276313) for the write-up!

Etsy seller Deer Mountain Wood Art featured me in her blog on April 30, 2008, as a fellow woodworker (http://deermountainwoodart.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!B31130E5C668252C!193.entry). I was amazed when I checked out her shop (http://deermountainwoodart.etsy.com) - really pretty intarsia and other very skillfully executed pieces there! Thanks for noticing me, Freida!

Michele and Rae really seem to like my swords, so they featured me in their blog on 8/19/08 (http://raechele.blogspot.com/2008/08/shiver-me-timbers.html). I'm honored to have made the cut, given the high caliber of things they like! Aargh!!

I even got interviewed recently! It was in conjunction with a giveaway, too: http://thedowntownboutique.blogspot.com/2008/10/friday-feature-no-30-featuring-smile.html

I'm constantly amazed when my work is featured in people's treasuries, but you could've knocked me over with a feather when a treasury I was in got moved to the front page on May 13, 2008. Thanks to Nanouke for including me!

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