Unique Hand Crafted Items

Washington, United States · 114 Sales


Unique Hand Crafted Items

Washington, United States 114 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Always handmade and one of a kind gift items, from flat to round!

Last updated on Apr 2, 2016

Always handmade and one of a kind gift items, from flat to round!

Barb Siddiqui

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Barb Siddiqui

Shaving Razor in Elk Antler
Luxury Walnut Rollerball Pen
Mini Plumb Bob Necklace in Osage Orange
Small Mirror in Purple Orchid
Server Set in Birdseye Maple
Small Desk Clock in Flame Box Elder
Wood Bowl in Claro Walnut
Small Peppermill Grinder in Beech Wood
Ice Cream Scoop in Quilted Maple
Large Maple Burl Desk Clock
Catalpa Bowl
Pear Bowl
Desk Clock in Amazing Quilted Maple
Rack of Kitchen Untensils in Spalted Beech
Plumb Bob Necklace in Box Elder wood
Plumb Bob necklace in Persimmon
Pair of Persimmon Hand Turned Boxes
Salt & Pepper Shakers in Quilted Maple
Purpleheart Toothpick Holder
Magnifying Glass in Red Elm
Icicle Fan Pull in Sycamore
Birdhouse Fan Pull in Maple
Wood Handled Corkscrew of Apricot
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

jellybeantree on May 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Such a precious idea for a pull. Darling.

Karen Garza

Karen Garza on Apr 6, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Cute and as pictured. Delivery took a few days but was fine.

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Shoveling Up Wood Chips

Woodturning lathes make chips. Bandsaws create sawdust. Sanding creates fine particulates. About twice a year it takes a leaf blower to shift it all outside the garage for the wind to blow it far away. Then I make some more.

Each morning when I unlock and roll up the big garage door, it feels like something is just waiting to be made. There is an expectation of something truly excellent hiding there that needs to be discovered. Sometimes I can complete a project and hold it up to turn in the light, and feel pleased I've helped it along. Other times I know I missed the mark, and it will have to be attempted again.

The most rewarding times are when I can work all day uninterrupted, make satisfying progress, and lock up afterward thinking, 'That was a Good day's work.' Being retired now, I often forget what day of the week it is, but I don't forget where I am in a project. I always wake with the knowledge of that important next step, or a shift in the design opportunity.

It is hard to explain how heart-warming it is to be told a grand daughter was overheard saying, "My grandma is Cool. She Makes Things. Out of Wood!"
Life is good.

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  • Barb Siddiqui

    Owner, Designer

    Barb is a retired Grandmother who loves her time in the shop. She is a former bookstore owner, former tour bus driver, a free-lance writer, and now a full-time woodworker. Getting the grand-kids in the shop to share her passion makes a very good day!

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Last updated on Apr 2, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Due to extensive family obligations, at this time I am not accepting any custom orders. The items in my Etsy shop are those I have for sale.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Let me know if special gift wrapping or an enclosed note is required.