Ted Dietz's Profile
Hi, and welcome to my shop.
My name is Ted.
My love for working with wood started in my senior year in High School, when I designed and built a coffee table for my parents.
I started making wooden toy trucks and cars for my son in 1979. I made enough wooden toys to have a display in our local library's entrance. I remember being contacted by a woman who was visiting from the West Coast. She wanted to buy wooden toys for her son and asked a manager at a local toy store if he had any wooden toys for sale. He said no, but remembered seeing my display and gave her directions for the library. I had my phone number posted in the display and she called me. We met and she purchased 2 of the pieces that were on display.
Today, my grandchildren play with the very same toys that I made for my son so many years ago.
Now that I am retired, I want to continue making and…
- Born on November 13
- Joined May 17, 2012