Catching Up

May 11, 2013

It has been awhile since my last blog and I have a few updates for you.

Blue Spruce Toolworks has moved into a new shop! After 8 years in a one and then two car garage we ran out of expansion room.

Continue Reading

Merry Christmas

December 02, 2012

I would like to wish everyone a blessed and joyous Christmas Season. It is my hope and prayer that we may all fully experience the true meaning of Christmas and that is to understand just how much God loves us. Jesus was His gift to us so that we might know him in a personal way.

Continue Reading

Upcoming Shows

October 02, 2012

I don't get out much. Don't get me wrong, I love to travel and see my friends and customers. However, being a small business and responsible for much of the day to day activities, it is hard to get away. 

Continue Reading


Dog Days Sale Update

September 15, 2012

The first listings of tools on sale during our first annual Dog Days of Summer sale sold out quickly. I will be posting more tools to the Specials section of the Blue Spruce Toolworks Website this Sunday, September 16th at about 7:00pm Pacific Standard Time.

Continue Reading

The Dog Days of Summer Sale

September 12, 2012

Sometimes after the flurry of summer activities, vacations and getting the kids off to new schools, it is a good time to take a little break. Time to relax on the deck with a nice cold one and feel the hot summer days turning into cool, crisp nights (at least here in the Northwest!) and plan for upcoming fall projects and workshop improvements.

Continue Reading

I love Quilting

August 02, 2012

I really do enjoy fine, handmade quilts. The patterns and texture of fabrics carefully arranged into infinite varieties of patterns and the incredibly detailed stitching that hold them all together is quite remarkable. But what I really love is quilted wood.

Continue Reading


You Know it's Spring in Oregon....

June 09, 2012

You cannot count on the weather getting nice for spring here in Portland, Oregon. Sometimes it is warm, sometimes it is cold. It is almost always very wet. But you know it must be spring when the Rhododendrons bloom.

Continue Reading

A visit to Port Townsend

September 17, 2011

This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, WA. I was a guest of The Port Townsend School of Woodworking founded by Jim Tolpin, John Marckworth and Tim Lawsen and shared a booth with them and Mike Wenzloff.

Continue Reading

Firewood Finds

August 15, 2011

I admit, I am addicted, however I am not ashamed.  I am a wood junkie. I find it somewhat honorable to save wood from a demeaning death. Some wood is meant to be burned, it is fitting and proper.

Continue Reading


A New Adenture

July 17, 2011

Welcome to Your Finest Work. This will be a place where we can share ideas primarily about design and craftsmanship, woodworking and tools. Six years a go I started on an adventure to build my own company.

Continue Reading