We are a family owned and operated business located deep in the woods of Western Maine. I am a self-taught woodturner and I started turning in the early spring of 2000. It all started because I wanted to make a set of bunk beds for our daughters. I had to teach myself how to use a wood lathe in order to turn the legs and spindles for the beds. I started turning pens and pencils for practice and I have been hooked on turning ever since.
We started our business part-time in the summer of 2001. My hope was to sell enough to be able to upgrade my equipment and to buy new tools without digging into the family budget. In 2002 we were selected to be part of an incubator program for micro and small businesses. Each company selected would have a website built and then it would be up to us to maintain it. Suddenly our little business had gone from a small local business to competing worldwide.
Fast forward to January 2007 and it was time for me to leave my steady job and take the plunge into full-time starving artisan.