Heritage

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Before I started Spindlecraft in 2013, I honestly didn't know much about woodworking - only that it was something I wanted to do. As I was working to fill my shop with equipment, I found myself watching videos on various wood working projects. Eventually I stumbled upon some woodturning videos, and saw, for the first time, people using a lathe. From the moment I saw these videos, I found myself mesmerized by watching the wood get chiseled away. I was hooked.

It was almost a year later before I was able to buy my first lathe, which was a used Grizzly that I found on Craigslist. It was a bit rough around the edges, but it got the job done as far as getting my feet wet. Even though it had several limitations, it didn't take long for me to realize that I had found my calling. It also didn't take me long to outgrow the Grizzly, and a few short months later, I was able to upgrade. With this new lathe came new possibilities, including the ability to make pens, razors, and more.

Since then, I have spent countless hours toiling over my creation process. I have spent years experimenting with different shapes, finishes, techniques, tools and materials. As a result, I was able to establish a custom production process. I also acquired a highly refined sense of quality. It was around this time that I realized that I didn't just want to create products that looked pretty. I didn't want to create products that were just "really nice". I wanted to create products that created an experience for my customers. Products that engaged the senses. From the moment the package arrived, I wanted my customers to enjoy the sight of the product. The smell of the wood chips that it shipped in. The weight of it in their hand. This is when the heart of Spindlecraft began to beat.

Since then, I have pursued this ideal tirelessly to get to what you see now: a well-thought-out company who takes pride in both its process and its products. It's a deliberately small shop, and I make no false pretense about being bigger than I am, or capable of producing anything in high volume. And that's okay. Perhaps one day it will grow to that. In the mean time, I'm happy to be provide fine hand-held goods to people who appreciate quality craftsmanship.

Custom Orders

One of my true passions is creating custom pieces that will have special meaning to their recipients. If you want something custom made, I am more than happy to work with you in coming up with something you or a special someone will love. To get started, fill out the form, or send me an e-mail at info@spindlecraft.com.