QuixCraft

Functional wood art that you can use every day

Manhattan, Kansas On Etsy since 2020

QuixCraft

Functional wood art that you can use every day

Manhattan, Kansas | 14 Sales

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Don Eisele

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Don Eisele

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About QuixCraft

Sales 14
On Etsy since 2020

Don Eisele was born and raised in Kansas and still lives there.

After receiving a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from K-State, Don continued to stay on to work for the University in Manhattan, Kansas. He currently is in IT at K-State.

Commonly Don jokes that he has so many hobbies that it's quicker to list the things he doesn't do than the things he does. Woodworking is one of the primary of these hobbies, and he has been producing boxes, puzzles, and other wooden objects since 1998.

One of the other hobbies that helped drive the woodworking is playing card and board games. Don played, developed online tools, and ran many tournaments for the "Legend of the Five Rings" card game over the course of several years. In that time, he made thousands of wood projects to give away as prizes for those tournaments.

Don's other leisure activity is aikido. Currently a nidan in the United States Aikido Federation, Don helps run the local Tatsumaki Aikikai dojo, and teaches regularly. Not surprisingly, Don has made many wooden practice weapons for himself and his fellow aikido practitioners over the years. Don also has a shodan in iaido with Seishinkan Iaido and leads classes in Kansas and Missouri. On the list of stuff to do is to start making saya (sword sheathes) for katana and iaito.

In 2015, Don got married and now has two toddlers. He hopes to continue the woodworking with another generation of woodworkers.

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  • Don Eisele

    Owner

    Born and raised in Kansas, Don has been serious about making art with wood since 1998. He likes the challenge of making functional objects beautiful at the same time. He has an interest in all things Japanese.

  • Jen Pratt

    Assistant

    Jen married Don in 2015 and has helped him finish projects ever since. She puts up with his obsession on getting things perfect, and sometimes staffs the booth at craft shows.

  • Stark

    Rugrat

    Stark was born to be a natural salesman with his helpful attitude. He's still a toddler, so it will be some time before he really gets into it.

  • Skye

    Rugrat

    Skye is also super helpful carrying the "very heavy stuff" when daddy goes into the woods to cut down trees.

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