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The Yankee Woodsmith

The Yankee Woodsmith Woodcrafts was founded by Ken Cayer. Ken has the reputation for producing fine handmade woodcrafts ranging from the simple to more esoteric items.

Ken’s love for woodworking dates back to 1958. He was faced with making a decision which career path to pursue at his high school vocational facility, wood shop and electronics held the most interest. He chose electronics and went on to make a career of it, turning to woodworking as a hobby. After retiring Ken turned his attention to assembling a wood working shop and pursuing his interest in wood working.

Ken worked 37 years for a fortune Five Hundred company as a field Service Engineer, He and his wife Kaaren also owned a photographic studio specializing in high end Wedding and Portrait photography. Ken has many in…

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  • Male
  • Born on April 22
  • Joined January 15, 2010

Favorite materials

Oak, Ash, Black Walnut, Hickory, Cherry, Curly Maple, Sugar Maple, Lacewood, Zebrawood, Bloodwood, Mahogany, Peruvian Walnut

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"The Yankee Woodsmith"

About

The Yankee Woodsmith

The Yankee Woodsmith Woodcrafts was founded by Ken Cayer. Ken has the reputation for producing fine handmade woodcrafts ranging from the simple to more esoteric items.

Ken’s love for woodworking dates back to 1958. He was faced with making a decision which career path to pursue at his high school vocational facility, wood shop and electronics held the most interest. He chose electronics and went on to make a career of it, turning to woodworking as a hobby. After retiring Ken turned his attention to assembling a wood working shop and pursuing his interest in wood working.

Ken worked 37 years for a fortune Five Hundred company as a field Service Engineer, He and his wife Kaaren also owned a photographic studio specializing in high end Wedding and Portrait photography. Ken has many interest and hobbies ranging from Ham radio, photography, cooking, gardening, hiking, wood working, Eastern Philosophy specifically Buddhist, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Metaphysics, Martial arts, which include Judo, Karate, mediation and Tai-Chi Chi-Chung.

Ken has practiced meditation for 30 years or more. His meditation stools and benches are designed from actual use and experience; as a result they are constructed to give you the proper support needed for a comfortable meditation session.

Ken is certified in Ushi Do Reiki and also holds degrees in two forms of Karate. Ken’s wood crafts reflect the training and background he has in eastern culture.

Most of the wood used in his products are native to New Hampshire and are all personally selected by Ken. The wood is kiln dried to specific moisture content and must be of the highest quality to be used in any of his projects. Most of the items produced by the Yankee Woodsmith are unique and custom made to order.

Visit the Yankee Woodsmith www.theyankeewoodsmith.com

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