Woodworking has always been an integral part of my life from making wooden molds as a young apprentice pattern maker in England to renovating and furnishing homes both in England and the United States.
With a degree in engineering behind me I built my first woodturning lathe from an assortment of metal tubes and salvaged parts. Twenty five years and a voyage to the United States later, the lathe I work on today still has remnants of those inauspicious beginnings while the rest of my workshop is an eclectic mix of new, old, hand me downs, inherited and homemade.
Woodturning became a profession in 2012 as I began creating traditional gardening tools from salvaged wood that were sold through Le Jardinet, a successful garden design business managed by my wife Karen. As those have gained national recognition and sales the product range has grown to include bowls, vases, Holiday collectables and more and so the sawdust was transferred to Stumpdust in 2014.
My garden row markers have been featured by Sunset Magazine as their Top Tool (2014) and my business has been selected as a 2015 finalist for the Martha Stewart Made in America awards
I also teach one hour 'Taste of Woodturning' classes, and half day one-on-one woodturning classes in my barn in Duvall, WA as well as being the instructor for the popular Craftsy class WOODTURNING BASICS; 7 Handy Kitchen Items. You can find details of all of these, including a 50% discount off my Craftsy class at www.stumpdust.com
If you value craftsmanship over mass production, recycling over waste and using local resources rather than those which have been transported by air, ship or road - you're in the right place.
All the wood we use is either harvested from our own property in Duvall, Washington or within a 100 mile radius and provided by local arborists. By supporting other small businesses in this way we help to build a community of like-minded individuals who care about each other and the environment.
Stumpdust began by selling our handcrafted garden tools in nurseries and online. They quickly gained national recognition and were featured by Sunset Magazine as their top tool just months after they went on the market. The sawdust kept flying as Holiday ornaments were turned on the lathe day and night to fill new orders - and to have enough for YOU.
Today our inventory includes unique vases that are works of art as well as great stocking stuffers such as wine stoppers and honey dippers.
Whatever you choose, you can be assured of exceptional quality and there is a story behind every piece of wood - ask us.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
All parcels are sent USPS priority with tracking so you'll know when to expect your treasures.
Refunds and Exchanges
We are unable to offer refunds or exchanges for any other reason.