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Welcome to my studio! It is great to share my passion and work with you.

I grew up in a small town in the US Midwest which was known for their football team. It is the smallest city in the US to have an NFL team. Many of my long cold winters growing up there kept me indoors. I worked with my Dad in his basement wood shop and helped him built everything from cabinets to clocks.

Being in kind of a remote part of the country, I was always interested in traveling and seeing other parts of the USA. During college summer breaks, I traveled by car and saw every State with in the continental USA by the time I graduated. After graduating college, I backpacked around the world for 4 years. What I experienced and learned during that period changed my perspective on everything from work ethic, conservation, relationships and appreciation for…

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  • Male
  • Born on February 10
  • Joined July 27, 2010

Favorite materials

Amboyna Burl, Hawaiian Koa, Macassar Ebony, African Mahogany

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About

Welcome to my studio! It is great to share my passion and work with you.

I grew up in a small town in the US Midwest which was known for their football team. It is the smallest city in the US to have an NFL team. Many of my long cold winters growing up there kept me indoors. I worked with my Dad in his basement wood shop and helped him built everything from cabinets to clocks.

Being in kind of a remote part of the country, I was always interested in traveling and seeing other parts of the USA. During college summer breaks, I traveled by car and saw every State with in the continental USA by the time I graduated. After graduating college, I backpacked around the world for 4 years. What I experienced and learned during that period changed my perspective on everything from work ethic, conservation, relationships and appreciation for everything I have.

Travel is still very important to me and my goal is to visit every country on the globe. To date, I have reached 141 countries (present day, 196 exist). I try to do at least 3 trips aboard a year.

On my travel journeys, I have always admired the versatility and artistry of wood and how it’s shapes, colors, grains and patterns tell us about the culture of it’s origin.

I like to have the wood speak for itself: - Swirling burl money clips made from Amboyna (indigenous to the West Pacific region) and light and soft Californian Redwood burl in my compact mirrors are some examples. You will see the striking zebra grain of Maccassar Ebony on my business card cases, and Morrocco’s Thuya burl in my turned pens. The Koa groomsmen’s gifts remind me of Hawaiian weddings. I even engrave the Honu turtle in it for good luck!

Traveling around the world has made me very conscious of how we should treasure nature’s organic gifts. Because of this I maximize the materials I use and source sustainable woods for my work.

When you choose one of these pieces you are getting something truly one of a kind, since Nature has crafted it herself. I can personalize the piece with the name of the recipient for that added special touch.

Please contact me if you have any special engraving requests - logos, quotes, corporate gifts, maps or custom art. The Etsy Shop Page shows only a small selection of what I have made - I look forward to talking to you and creating a unique piece just for your occasion. Now…….. Woodulike to come on this journey?

www.woodulikeinc.com

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