I like to make small beautiful works in wood, I specialize in star-themed decorations called parquetry. I’ve perfected my techniques so that I can produce precise and delicate pieces at affordable prices, but I’m still using the most basic traditional tools, especially the chisels and handplanes that I caringly maintain and sharpen myself.
I built my workshop where I live on a small farmstead in Western Massachusetts. It’s a timber-frame structure that features light-filled windows that I made using glass from old windows that were being thrown away.
In all my work I do my best to conserve and make the most of our precious natural resources.
Watch this video to see how I make my wooden ornaments: