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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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Wood turners Guild Of Ontario Annual Salon

admin June 29th, 2010

  • 2010 Wood turners Guild Of Ontario annual Salon ( competition) was held in May.
  • The guest Judge was world renown wood turner Bonnie Klein.
  • Ron was fortunate to win a 1st place, a 2nd place,in the Bowl Platter Category,and 1st and  3rd place  awards in the Innovative Category for 4 platters submitted in the Novice section. A 1st place and 2nd place was awarded for best in the overall Novice category.
  • The judges have now demanded that Ron has to move up to a higher category for the next competition…as it was overheard “its becoming way to easy for Ron to win with his new found love for mixing and laminating exotic woods ! “

2009 A Year in Review

admin March 17th, 2010

  • 2009 proved to be a very rewarding and challenging year for my first year as a wood turner.
  • In August 2009 I was encouraged to join the American Association of Wood turners and have listed 6 pieces on the prestigious website which has a viewing of over 30,000 people world wide.
  • In September 2009 4 pieces were entered in the 30th Annual Ontario Wood Carvers Show and I was fortunate to win 4 Honorable mentions and a 1st Prize in the Bowl/Platter Category.
  • In December 2009 a 1st and 3rd Prize in the Toronto Wood turners Guild Annual Competition were awarded to 2 of my pieces.

  • In January & February 2010 Art for All Canada requested 12 pieces for a gallery in down town Toronto.
  • A number of galleries have expressed a keen interest in carrying my work, notably Gallery 767 in Tweed Ontario has sold 4 pieces and Meta 4 Gallery in Port Perry will be taking a large number of pieces for sale.
  • I was also delighted to be commissioned to make a board game “Tigers and Goats ” for a friend which was made from Walnut and Maple 18″ x 18″ x 1″ Thick.

Many of my pieces were sold privately to friends and associates.

Thank you all very much for your support and inspiration.

A large number of new works have been added to my new Gallery 3 and the work continues .

Please take time to review my new updated pdf catalog. (Download from this site)

Laminated Wood Bowl Wins Award

admin August 26th, 2009

RLK-007 We are delighted to announce that Ron Katz has won the 2009 Annual Salon Competition award from the Woodworkers Guild of Ontario for his laminated Bowl.

The first place award was achieved in the Novice category for this beautiful and rather complicated wood turned bowl.

RLK-014Ron’s exotic Paduk + Lace wood platter walked away with a 3rd place award.

Quite an accomplishment since Ron only started Woodturning in February of 2009

Entertainment Centre

admin August 19th, 2009

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Woods Used: Red Birch, Purple Heart

Dimensions: L=81.5″, W=23″, H=27″

Special Features: Custom  sized drawers to accommodate clients collection of music CD’s, Invisible sliding shelf for computer/laptop usage, Hidden cables thorough out, Sliding glass doors

TV Cabinet

admin August 18th, 2009

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Woods Used: Birds eye maple, Purple Heart

Dimensions: L=58″, W=24″, H=44″

Special Features: Sliding doors for hidden components, custom drawers for Cd’s, dvd’s and accessories, Invisible cables

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