Sawdusters

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Welcome to the Sawdusters website. We specialize in customized, high quality furniture and wood turning using domestic and exotic woods. For more information about who we are and what motivates us please view the About Us page.

All exotic species of woods used in our products are milled legally and no endangered species woods are used. All wood turned items are are treated with food safe oils and waxes.

Our wood turned items are available for purchase and prices range from $150~$350 CDN depending on woods used. If you are interested in any of these items as shown in our gallery please contact us.

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2013 Update

admin July 17th, 2014

Yet another year has flown by…

While I still find segmented turning a real challenge I thought it was time to experiment with other concepts in the huge variety of wood turning.
The work that I’m now producing has taken a new direction. From laminated platters I have moved onto bigger items such as large solid bows with segmented rims large flat dishes and hollow form vases.

I’m still entering salons/competitions at the WGO and TWG. This year I’ve been moved into a higher category and now am up against some fierce competition… A lot of very innovative and talented wood turners out there.

A new and fun direction has been making lots of fun laminated breadboards which came out of the idea that my son wanted to sell them in his Food and Deli store. I’ve had a lot of very positive sales especially for live edge Walnut and cherry cutting boards. The laminated exotic boards have a different market and and sell really well art and craft shows and as Christmas gifts.

2012 Update

admin August 14th, 2012

This year has started off rather slowly…the market for sales seems very soft so sales of my works is slow. As a result I have not been pushing very hard to produce new items. I have been doing a lot of planning and prepping of segmented bowls which are a great deal of fun.

Entered the WGO Annual Salon and had a real shocker when I won 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in the Bowl and Platters category.

Awards

I recently uploaded some of my platter images to a well read website Wild Over Wood which is well read by all the wood turners in North America and received some wonderful accolades and very inspiring comments. As a result I was invited by the American Association of Wood Turners to submit some images for their Quarterly Magazine. A few months after (I had forgot all about it) I received the magazine with a 2 page editorial of my work. That was very motivating for me to pursue new ideas. See the new segmented bowls done this year in the Gallery section.

AAW Article

2011 A Year in Review

admin August 14th, 2012

It’s been really busy so I have not had a chance to do any updating and new cataloging for quite some time. This year passed rather quickly…had a few wins at the WGO and the TWG by winning a few ribbons for my platters. The Ontario Craft Council accepted a number of my pieces for their show cases. The Meta 4 Gallery in Port Perry and Gallery 747 in Tweed have a number of my pieces in their gallery. This year I have decided to change direction in my wood design site and will venture into a new rather time consuming and challenging section called Segmented wood turning. A lot of cutting and pre-prep before one can actually put a tool to the wood on the lathe. They will be up on the site soon.

2010 A Year in Review

admin February 16th, 2011

After a very successful show at the Toronto Outdoor Art Show at Nathan Phillips Square I was invited by the Ontario Crafts Council to submit a number of my pieces at their Guild Shop – 118 Cumberland Street.Toronto.

Drop by and have a look if you are in the area.

  • Gallery Meta 4 in Port Perry  Ontario also accepted a large number of pieces to display and sell in their store.
  • After along drive in the summer to Tweed Ontario I submitted a few more pieces to Gallery 747 as the last pieces all sold.
  • In December the newly formed Toronto Wood turners Guild had their 2nd Annual salon competition.I was fortunate to win 2 awards in the Intermediate Platter and Innovative categories.
  • I have decided to move in a new direction away from platters and have started designing and turning Shallow Bowls with segmented rims and bases.Log in to view my new work in the near future in the NEW GALLERY

Toronto Outdoor Art Show – July 9,10 & 11 2010

admin June 29th, 2010

  • YOU ARE INVITED….
  • To view the new pieces on display and for sale at Toronto’s Largest outdoor art show at Nathan Philips Square July 9,10 & 11
  • This is the first public show that my work will be on display and for sale.
  • Looking forward to seeing you

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