From Pens . . . to Wands
Check out my Wand Woman Journey
I’m creating something for everyone inside my wood shop.
- It all started with handcrafted wooden pens. When I first began as a newly published author, I sold pens with my books.
- Because of my unique shapes, I received overwhelming requests from the youngsters (and some adults – you know who you are!) for magic wands.
- In past, I re-purposed pallet material to into Wine, Beer, and Growler carriers.
- Currently, I’m developing a hand-turned DRAGON FLY series with lace wings. Stay tuned!
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The “Rest of the Story“:
The idea of having a shop, all began in 2013, while living in the North End of Boise, where I shared a small garage on the backside of the property with 3 other housemates. I turned my ‘corner’ of the garage into a work space. Hoping to spend more time with my two younger brothers, Jake and Sam, I asked them to build me a work bench, and Sam generously supplied me with some equipment to get started.
Unfortunately, my brothers never showed back up to play with me in my new shop, but the silver lining was that I started falling in love with the space. I purchased a lathe and begin turning out pens, and honing my new craft.
The following year I purchased my home and sadly, thought I would have to leave behind the work bench my brothers made for me. Luckily, my cousin’s Steve and Loretta Beagley, volunteered to help me tear out the bench, move all my heavy equipment, and Steve re-located the work bench into the little blue shed at my new home. That was a tremendous amount of work to move my little shop – thank you, Beagley’s!
The first 8 months in the little blue shed was a bit challenging. I stood on a floor that slanted 6-8 inches and worked in a space only big enough to stand, and turn in a circle to work.
Then something amazing happened.
What initially started as a roof repair (to my home) turned into an observation of Blue Shed challenges on the part of the roofer. He took pity on my freezing fingers during efforts to work in the shed, and after forming a friendship, he hand crafted me a wood stove. Ultimately, I hired him to enlarge the shed over the summer for me. Once he expanded my work space, he installed the one-of-a-kind wood burning stove into my shop. Thanks for all your hard work and creative style, Kyler!
Please enjoy photographs of the renovation process below.