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Legalknitter on Dec 21, 20145 out of 5 stars
Very nice, substantial, manly wine stopper. (Would also be good for bourbon and rye bottles.)
Anonymous on Jun 6, 20135 out of 5 stars
What a great sale! These are beautiful pens. Would love to work with him again.
Elegant design, high-quality materials, and fine craftsmanship make each hand-turned piece a delight that will last a lifetime.
Made with a wide variety of woods and techniques, each of Cal’s pieces is an individual. No patterns or calibration are used during the process, as the artist carefully shapes each one with only his hands as guides.
Cal creates many of his pieces with a specific person in mind; he loves doing custom work. They’re made with 100% non-toxic materials and covered with a non-toxic, water-tight finish. They can be used and hand-washed safely.
Each piece is a true labor of love; they can take over a year to complete, from start to finish. First, he harvests the wood (usually, this is recycled from the debris of a bad Arizona storm) with his own hands. He breaks the wood into smaller, more workable pieces, and then allows these pieces to dry slowly. This part can take a very long time. Next, he turns the wood with a series of tools, and then he finishes the pieces by sanding, polishing, and finally sealing the pieces.
Cal’s work has just the right amount of tasteful sentimentality. Since each piece is 100% unique, you’ll never see another one exactly like it. They make perfect gifts for those special people and occasions:
Births of new babies
Cal Vander Kooi
Owner, Maker, Designer
Born in Minnesota, and raised on a dairy farm, Cal has always worked with his hands. He worked as a collision repair technician for 46 years, and loves creating, repairing, and building things. In '85, he and his wife Nancy moved to Arizona.
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Sales tax will be applicable to purchases in which the client’s billing address is Arizona.
After you have completed your payment, we will notify you and send your item promptly. As with all of our products, it will come to you carefully and beautifully packaged, and ready for you to cherish!