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Hi, my name is Michael and I live in the remote upstate mountains of South Carolina. I love working with wood but I also enjoy cooking, grilling, baking, hiking, camping, gardening, mountain wildlife and bird watching. My blog will  focus on all the things I love and is  a way for me to share my woodcraft. I hope you find my blog interesting and will visit often.

I love wood, love the beauty of figured wood, the warmth and being able to create beautiful things that people enjoy and cherish. I have been working with wood and selling my handmade work for over 35 years out of my shop. Beautiful things made from wood give purpose, are functional and pleasure when used. All my items are handcrafted one at a time, crafted from nothing but the best quality of wood and supplies. My shop is a small, one-man, low production shop specializing in unique, one-of-a-kind items.

Thank you for visiting my site, please browse around and look at my work, everything is handmade. If you have any questions be sure to contact me.

My Work

rolling pin on wood lathe

Lathe set-up turning a rolling pin.

Find out more about My Work and passion for wood my commitment to beautiful, well designed handmade items. All American Made  in my shop at our home in rural Greenville, SC on a mountain.

Click here to view my Handmade Cutting Boards


Double Handle Cutting Board or Serving Board

walnut double handle cutting board


The above picture was taken by Susan at Savoring Time in the Kitchen. Susan is a wonderful cook and shares her wonderful recipes, check out her site!

rectangle cutting board

Rectangle Cutting Board


Round Cutting Boards with or without handle

round wlnut cutting board

Round Cutting Boards with or without handle

round cutting board with paddle handle

maple and bloodwood ince cream lovers scoop

Handcrafted Maple and Bloodwood Ice Cream Scoop


My Ice Cream Scoops are handcrafted to last forever! Making an Ice Cream Scoop handle

oval walnut cutting board

Oval Solid Walnut Cutting Board

end grain cutting board

maple and cherry end-grain cutting board, chopping block or butcher board

End-Grain Maple and Cherry Chef Cutting Board

The above picture was taken by Sally at Bewitching Kitchen.

This end grain Maple and Cherry Cutting Board is very popular. I use as much locally grown species of wood that I can such as walnut, black walnut, red oak, birdseye or fiddleback maple, and cherry. On occasion I do also use other woods that I purchase from many different wood suppliers such a Brazilian cherry, bloodwood, maple burl and paduck.

Round End Grain Cutting Boards

round end grain cutting boards, serving boards or trivets

Cutting, Serving and Trivet Boards, end grain round wood trivet boards make great gift.

round cuttng board with handle maple cherry walnut

Round Cutting Board with Handle

round cutting board

Round Cutting Board with Hole
The above picture was taken by Julie at cookiecrumbstoliveby

wood conditioner, spoon butter, board butter or wood butter in tins, made from mineral oil and beeswax, spoon butter

Homemade board butter, spoon butter, cutting board conditioner or what I call Wood Conditioner to help protect your spoons and boards. Blog post on how to make spoon butter.


My work is available online and from several galleries across the southeast. I also do custom work on request. Want to find out more? Check out my beautiful cutting boards, and my unique cutting boards!


I would be glad to custom make a special board for you. Send me an email on what you are looking for and I will give you a price.

two rustic bluebird houses painted country blue with tin roof
Rustic Bluebird Houses with Tin Roof

Learn More about my Bluebird Houses.

MY Work

Check out my post on making a step stool:
Walnut Step Stool: Part I
Walnut Step Stool: Part II
Making a Walnut Step Stool Part III

Finished the Step Stool – Walnut Step Stool: Part IV

Walnut Slabs
Walnut Wood Gloat

Finished Step Stool for my wife! If you are interested in a step stool, please email me.



170 Responses to “Home”

  1. Hello Michael! Firstly, thank you so much for your visit and kind comment on my blog post; you are welcome by anytime. This is absolutely lovely work, you are very talented. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Good morning Linda, I am glad you visited my site and thank you for your wonderful comment. I noticed you are from Montreal! I love visiting Montreal, I worked for Reliance Electric many years ago and we had a distribution center in Montreal and I visited your lovely city often back then! :-)

  2. I like your work. The boards are great, a lovely house for birds. Best regards and thank you for your welcome visit.

  3. Wow very cool work! I love wooden boards like this (good for food photos and presentation too :)

  4. Great looking boards – nothing beats the feel of well made wooden kitchen tools and boards.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

  5. Beautiful work! I am very impressed.

  6. WOW.. I love you work!!!
    Greetings from Germany, Petra

  7. Beautiful craftsman work! I enjoyed looking at your impressive work.

  8. That looks like impressive work – I have no skill at all with crafting stuff.

  9. Your cutting boards are beautiful! I especially love the tear drop ones :)

  10. Great boards the finish is excellent. I especially like the ice cream scoop it is difficult to find one that lasts these days and the chefs board looks good enough to eat. Fine workmanship.

  11. Wow your cutting board is BEAUTIFUL!!! I would love to have one in my house. :)

  12. I love it all – you’re so clever! I have always wanted a go on a lathe, they look such fun

    • thank you! Let me first say thank youu for visiting my site and leaving a comment. I hope you had a chance to look at my recipe pages too! I enjoy visiting your blog too, great recipes! :-)

  13. Hi Michael,

    I saw your link on an old comments post from The Art of Doing Stuff and had a look at your wares – just beautiful. I live in Australia so probably wouldn’t be able to purchase any wood items for import but I just wanted to comment on how lovely your items are. I will go and have a look at your recipe pages now as I love cooking as well!

    Cheers, Penley.

    • Hi Penley, thank you so much for your nice comments. I hope you found my recipes, I love to cook, grill and bake so I will be posting more recipes from time to time! Cheers to you too! “-)

  14. Thanks for stopping by on my blog. The round cutting boards with the handle are beautiful (my husband loves working with wood, he had an atelier in the garage when we lived in Luxembourg, but hasn’t set it up yet after the move to the UK).

    Enjoy spring!

  15. Thank you for visiting my blog- your woodwork is beautiful!! I lived in South Carolina for many years and miss it– wonderful place to live. Lucky you!

  16. Wonderful work with my favorite material :-D

  17. Hi Michael, Thanks so much for recently visiting my blog. Your woodworking is so beautiful! I especially like the cutting boards. I am going to share your site with my husband, as he loves to build with wood also, and I think he would enjoy looking at your projects. Best wishes to you in your blogging and woodworking!

    • I enjoyed visiting your blog Shari! The Almond Joy Brownies looks delicious!

      Thank you for taking time to visit my blog and leaving a comments. :-) I hope your husband enjoys my site too. I hope you visit again soon!

  18. Thank you for your visit to my blog! I’ve seen your Walnut Teardrop Cutting Board on my friend Susan’s blog. Your woodworking is so beautiful!

  19. Michael, your workmanship is astounding! Those cutting boards are works of art. I am not surprised you also love gardening, which is another artistic endeavor.

  20. Fabulous blog!! And gorgeous work…I love cutting boards! I have so many!!

  21. Michael your woodwork is beautiful. I love the pretty birdhouse and the cutting board. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the comment. Have a happy weekend!

  22. The wood you used to make the stool has beautiful grain.

  23. Wonderful work!!

  24. Your work, handiwork, is just simply awesome!!

  25. OH MY, I love your woodwork, it’s gorgeous and I want those cutting boards. I can’t wait to browse through your site. I love wood and you are definitely a craftsman and and an artist.

  26. Wow! Your work is absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for swinging by my site so I could check out yours!

  27. Good morning!
    I have to tell you your work is amazing and should be displayed by all, and I mean every store in South Carolina including Southern Seasons. We enjoy stopping by to see your works if art!
    Thank you sharing!

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