sanderswoodworking

Sanders Woodworking-Wooden Bowls, Cutting Boards & more

Mooresville, North Carolina · 568 Sales

sanderswoodworking

Sanders Woodworking-Wooden Bowls, Cutting Boards & more

Mooresville, North Carolina 568 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(208)

Announcement   SANDERS WOODWORKING

WOODEN BOWLS, HOLLOW FORMS, PUZZLES AND CUTTING BOARDS HANDCRAFTED BY STEPHEN SANDERS

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Last updated on Apr 3, 2016

SANDERS WOODWORKING

WOODEN BOWLS, HOLLOW FORMS, PUZZLES AND CUTTING BOARDS HANDCRAFTED BY STEPHEN SANDERS

Stephen Sanders

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(208)
ogaram

ogaram on May 13, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

It’s beautiful! A great reconstitution!

Jen-Chuang Liang

Jen-Chuang Liang on Apr 13, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The reality is same on like the picture, extremely attractive, each wood bowl, all respectively has the unique trace.

Jen-Chuang Liang

Jen-Chuang Liang on Apr 13, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The reality is same on like the picture, extremely attractive, each wood bowl, all respectively has the unique trace.

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Updates

Construction has begun on a 60x48 addition to my shop. Can’t wait for the extra space.
Big honey locust salad bowl. Won’t be ready til Christmas 2018 but here’s a look at it on the lathe.
What’s this? More mustard for my shop sandwich.
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About

Bowlmaker and woodworker for fifty+ years who lives and works on a farm in rural North Carolina.

I have had a love for woodworking all of my life, from helping my father in his garage shop, to turning my first project (a walnut lamp) on a lathe in Middle School shop. In college I helped log dead wormy chestnut trees and build an a-frame house on the top of a mountain in western North Carolina with Robert S. Brunk. A few years later I moved back to Barnardsville and lived in a geodesic dome next door to Bob, who by then had become quite well known for his furniture making and the handicrafts of the southern highlands. I apprenticed him and learned a lot about the properties of wood and the art of design. I also learned to appreciate the beauty of highly figured wood.

By the late 70's I was married and built my first shop. My wife, Pennie, joined me in the shop. Her specialty is finish sanding but she helps in some way with almost every project we do. We began working with Bob again, making "quilters puzzles", as they were often called. They were sold in guild and craft shops around the country as well as craft shows. We still make these puzzles and they are available here on my website. During this period I had my first one man show at Cedar Creek Pottery near Raleigh, NC. The feature piece was a fiddleback ambrosia maple coffee table in the style of James Krenov.

We continued to do commissions and turn bowls. By 2007 we realized my 1200 sq. ft. shop was too small to hold all of my tools and the enormous amount of wood I had collected for 35 years. There wasn't room left to work. The only solution was to build more shop space and, of course, buy more tools, among them a new lathe. In January of 2008, we doubled the size to 2400 sq. ft. We upgraded my 1940's lathe with a new Powermatic 3520b. While I have made many bowls over the 45 years since middle school shop, the new lathe made me want to turn bowls full time. In 2012 we added another 1728 sq. ft. and three more lathes.

My wife Pennie spends most of her free time with our four kids, their wives and husbands and our seven grandchildren but still finds time to help in the shop. Her main jobs these days are keeping my shop organized, an impossible task, and finish sanding puzzles and cutting boards. She helped me build the shop and did most of the work on the walls, insulation and wood racks in the new addition.



My Great Dane, Henrietta Grace, our fifth Great Dane, is becoming a shop dog. She likes the shavings and the air conditioning.

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Shop members

  • Stephen Sanders

    Owner

    Woodworker for 50 years now concentrating on bowls, hollow forms and cutting boards that I make in my 4000 sq. ft. shop on my farm in Mount Ulla, NC.

  • Pennie Sanders

    Owner

    Wife, mother, grandmother and number one helper in the shop when I can get her away from her crafting and crocheting.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 8, 2017
Everything I make is handmade and one of a kind. We are proud of the pieces we make and the quality and craftsmanship that are a part of everything that we sell. We are particularly noted for the look and feel of our finishes. Each piece feels silky smooth and has a rich patina. If you are ever dissatified or disappointed with a piece you have purchased, please send me an e-mail so we can make it right.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
If shipping charges are less than we charge we will issue a refund for the difference.
Payment
We accept Paypal and Direct Checkout.
Shipping
All of my shipping charges are estimates. Items under $100 within the United States include insurance and do not require signature by the receiver. Excess postage is refunded.