Announcement Always handmade and one of a kind gift items, from flat to round!
Always handmade and one of a kind gift items, from flat to round!
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.
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!
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
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.