I create furniture, paddles and small turned items using Apple, Sumac, Juniper, Maple, Walnut, and Cherry found mostly on my property, which I mill.
About the Artist
A chef by education, 30+ years in the Tropical Fish trade, Dan discovered wood in January 2012, when the first boards came off his newly setup sawmill. To date he is running a sawmill, wood drying kiln and an almost fully equipped workshop. Along with tree planting, Dan calls this “Full Cycle Wood Working”.
Dan makes rustic furniture, paddles, carved spoons, pens, shaving sets, darts, drumsticks, and other small turned items. Most of the wood he uses is cut, milled, kiln dried by himself, from his Forestry Standard Council certified trees his Grandparents planted in the 1960s. The woodlot is part of an easement protected on the Oak Ridges Moraine. He uses hand tools, handheld power tools and stand alone machines to create his works. The finishes he uses are, organic Walnut oil, Tung oil and water based Urethane. The varieties of wood he likes to use are Wild Apple, Black Cherry, Black Walnut, Juniper, Sumac, Maples and Beech.
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