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I grew up on one of the last few small dairy farms that are family run. Ever since my dad allowed me some space in a small shed on his farm to start a woodshop, my skills and interest in different aspects of woodworking have grown tremendously. This is where my roots lie, but I have since been uprooted, found myself graduating from Luther College, and teaching English to middle school students in Minneapolis. Uprooted from the countryside and wandering to the city. Now, as a recently married man, we've decided to make a fresh start by moving (again) to Chicago to make the most of "the city of broad shoulders."

I love the city and all its spectacle, but my roots still yearn for home, which is why I brought all my hand tools and my trusty Dremel scroll saw up to my apartment to keep my earthy, rustic passions alive by working with wood…

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  • Born on October 27
  • Joined September 16, 2010

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I grew up on one of the last few small dairy farms that are family run. Ever since my dad allowed me some space in a small shed on his farm to start a woodshop, my skills and interest in different aspects of woodworking have grown tremendously. This is where my roots lie, but I have since been uprooted, found myself graduating from Luther College, and teaching English to middle school students in Minneapolis. Uprooted from the countryside and wandering to the city. Now, as a recently married man, we've decided to make a fresh start by moving (again) to Chicago to make the most of "the city of broad shoulders."

I love the city and all its spectacle, but my roots still yearn for home, which is why I brought all my hand tools and my trusty Dremel scroll saw up to my apartment to keep my earthy, rustic passions alive by working with wood.


Ultimately, these pieces that I make here in Chicago are packed with a great deal of tender devotion and care because, though I am used to a much larger space, my locale defines the size of my work but not the quality or time spent on it. Enjoy the different themed pieces and lines I have begun to create. Opposite of teaching, this is where my hands alone allow my personality to shine.

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