Matthew Spaeny's Profile

About

Hi, my name is Matt and I’m the artist/designer for Spaeny Wood Studio.

After hours and on weekends, I typically can be found creating my next handcrafted wood or acrylic item in my shop or (studio) for my artistic friends.

My interest in woodworking began when I took wood shop in the eighth grade and made my first project. Fast forward 25 years, at the age of 38, my wife and I were expecting our first son. I thought it would be novel to build him a set of handmade blocks that typically retail for $15.00 at Walmart. Several power saws later….his blocks were ready for his first birthday. These blocks were roughly valued around $500.00 when finished. Twenty-one months later came baby #2. He received a hand carved red roadster and the shop began to take on a life of its own.

My love for creating…

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  • Male
  • Born on June 22
  • Joined November 14, 2009

Favorite materials

Bethlehem Olivewood, Cocobolo, Osage Orange, Acrylics, TruStone, Birdseye Maple, African Blackwood, Ebony Gaboon

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About

Hi, my name is Matt and I’m the artist/designer for Spaeny Wood Studio.

After hours and on weekends, I typically can be found creating my next handcrafted wood or acrylic item in my shop or (studio) for my artistic friends.

My interest in woodworking began when I took wood shop in the eighth grade and made my first project. Fast forward 25 years, at the age of 38, my wife and I were expecting our first son. I thought it would be novel to build him a set of handmade blocks that typically retail for $15.00 at Walmart. Several power saws later….his blocks were ready for his first birthday. These blocks were roughly valued around $500.00 when finished. Twenty-one months later came baby #2. He received a hand carved red roadster and the shop began to take on a life of its own.

My love for creating items on the lathe resulted in handmade writing instruments, wine stoppers, duck calls, fly rod handles and many other unique gift ideas.

After making as many pens as one family can handle, a friend that attends our church suggested setting up an account on Etsy and Spaeny Wood Studio was established. Since then, I have enjoyed meeting many talented artists throughout the world and it’s an honor to be a fellow Etsian.

My hope is that your purchase brings you as much pleasure using it as it brought me in creating it.

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