Our senses transfer information to the brain and it is from this that we make thousands of decisions every day. In a word filled with reproduced imagery and sounds, working with wood and hand tools engages us with a palpable reality. It is a reality based on thought, effort, and a sense of accomplishment. To be truly creative with wood requires more than just pressing a button.

Paul Sellers, Master Woodworker


We love making stuff out of wood. For the most part we use our lathe to turn bowls and spindles. This is sheer joy and near instant gratification.

We make also make “planar” stuff” like furniture and accessories, and are developing some of our own designs.

Additionally, we take on commissions for specific things people would like built.

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Our Work Shop

Grasshopper Woodworks ┬áis currently located in a barn in Carlton, OR, among the vineyards of Oregon’s Wine country.

We use a combination of power tools and hand-tools. Power tools let us get “close enough” very quickly. Hand tools enable us to make fine adjustments to craft a finely finished product.

Contact us if you have questions about our tools/choices, jigs and fixtures, or how we make things. We love hearing from you!

About Us

I am a refugee from the tech industry. A while ago, I decided that it was more important to do things I love rather than chasing a dollar. Life is too short. To this end I’ve built my life around things I am passionate about: sailing and woodworking. If you’d like to follow this story and see what I come up with, please follow me on Facebook!