Autumnal Adventure

At the close of a bustling summer in Canal Park, I will take a short trip to rejuvenate before the turn of the season is complete. The shop will be closed 9/13/16 through the 9/19/16. I will be back in business for regular hours on Tuesday, 9/20/16.

For the interested, I will be pedaling my bicycle along the Root River in South Eastern MN for a while. Wish me well, and stay tuned for some photographic evidence.

Thanks, all!

Autumn Vacation

After three months of wild business in Duluth’s Canal Park, I will be taking a little breather.

The shop will be closed:

Tuesday 9/13/2016 –¬†Tuesday 9/20/2016¬†

Thanks to all of you for the patronage and support.


Old banjos, New tools.

Most of my tools are hand tools. They work quietly, patiently, and very well when I’m present with them. They make my job pleasant. Occasionally, though, it’s so satisfying to ride the drone of the router with some Massive Attack clipping along in the background. #massiveattack #handtool #powertool#braintool

Finding my 14th Year

Working for myself has been a journey. It’s taken me through unexpected territory which both inspired and terrified me along the way. My business has been the fertile earth, as well as the sown seed. Combined with the nourishing sun and rain of my community, clients, and friends the sprout has become a little tree.
Establish a root, rise up, reach out. 
Thank You all for 14 years of support, patience, fellowship, and more ailing instruments than one man could believe. #miigwech 

The Blessings of a Public Workshop

I meet a lot of people in my little shop in Canal Park. It’s been a real joy to connect with so many. Occasionally, I meet a family who comes in together and we share a little time. Somedays, like today, I get to meet a family who show up for one another in a beautiful way. There is a sense of support, interest, and togetherness that goes along with them that pulls the joyful kind of tears. I love seeing that. Kudos, family.