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Wade Heyl

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About WastedTimeLLC

Sales 198
On Etsy since 2015

Financial Controller turned Woodworker

Most of my adult life I have been an accountant in the Oil and Gas industry, but about 7 years ago I found a passion and apparent talent for wood-working. It mostly began after the passing of my dad at age 56 from lung cancer. He worked his whole life as a plumber and used to tell me as a child to “use your head for a living, and not your back”. He stressed this to me and I took it to heart. I graduated from UNO in 2001 and went back to get an MBA from Tulane, graduating in 2006. I had worked in finance ever since.

After my dad passed in 2012, I began a project I had been contemplating for some time. I wanted to build a bar area in my backyard. One of my dad’s many talents was woodworking. I thought it would be a growing experience for me to try my hand at this challenging project. I spent about 320 over the course of 6 months in late 2012-early 2013 working on the project. In the hours of sanding, cutting, chiseling, staining and varnishing, I found a much needed solace and peace in my heart. I felt close to my father in those hours and often “talked” to him during the process – I always knew what he was telling me in reply. Unexpectedly, I discovered that I had some degree of talent at the technical skills, but I was very surprised at how well my visions came out from a creative perspective.

After that I began a blur of projects over the next several years, honing my skills while my style evolved. This is a constantly changing part of my work. My style is completely different than it was 1 year ago, and I fully expect it to be completely different 1 year from now. So please follow my page and join me on my journey!

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  • Wade Heyl


    Wade began woodworking in 2012, inspired by his late father. He sharpened his skills for 3 years before leaving his office job in 2015 to begin working on his passion full-time. Over the past 4 years Wade's grown considerably in skill and style.

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