Vince Cook

Chop Finely
Brainerd, MN

2018 booth #30


I create one-of-a-kind handcrafted cutting and serving boards, trays, salt & pepper shakers, and magnetic knife holders. My pieces are made from sustainably harvested U.S. hardwoods with the goal to create unique pieces that are both functional and beautiful art for the kitchen. All pieces are handmade using fine furniture techniques including solid marquetry for detailed designs. A feature of my work is the incorporation of a "live edge" with the natural wood edge or bark. Many of the boards also have hand-forged iron handles that I designed and had made by a local blacksmith. All of my pieces are hand finished with 100% pure tung oil that is food safe and vegan friendly.

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© Vince Cook


Bruce Blaisdell

Mankato, MN
2018 booth #38

I create unique, one -of-a-kind wooden vessels from native hardwoods enhanced with exotic hardwoods. Vessels are created by designing rings of individual pieces of wood that are then stacked and turned on a lathe. Vessels range in size from a height of 3 inches up to 15 inches and contain up to 900 individual pieces of wood. Vessels are then finely sanded and finished.

© Bruce Blaisdell

© Bruce Blaisdell

Todd Hughes

Grand Mound, IA
2018 booth #53

I only use the finest woods in my works making one piece at a time paying attention to detail and form. After all the cutting milling and sanding of the wood is done, I move on to gluing and clamping. After witch assembly is done and more gluing and clamping if needed. Then more sanding down to 320 grit or better. A host of finishes and custom colors can be applied to make it uniquely yours. I hand rub each with 000 steel wool and wax finely hand signed.


Grant Kaihoi

Rice, MN

2017 booth # 53

I use local hardwoods to create clean-lined furniture with accents of live edges. Some of our material we cut, mill and dry ourselves from salvaged trees. The remainder of the wood is purchased from suppliers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Woodworking techniques range from traditional, i.e. hand planes and mortise and tenon joinery, to the latest in power equipment, i.e. table saws and rapid joinery systems. Technique choice is based on maker preference as well as what will produce the highest quality product.


© Grant Kaihoi

© Grant Kaihoi

David & Kathy Towley

David & Kathy Towley Woodworking

Bemidji, MN

2018 booth # 6

Freehand turned wooden originals, artistic and functional pieces using the lathe and Fine Northern Hardwoods. Each piece is sanded then finished with a natural foodsafe finish of beeswax and Mineral oil that is satisfying to both the eye and touch. Some of the pieces are highlighted with a simple wood burned pine bough that is done freehand.

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Marc Lamm

Minneapolis, MN


2017 booth # 38

I work with wood like a painter works with oils, creating images of lines, shapes and the natural colors of wood. Then, I carve the piece to create a wall sculpture. The carving creates shadows which enhance the image. At night, lights set at a low angle make the shadows more dramatic. Up close, you can touch the sculpture to feel the smooth flowing shapes and realize there are changes in the surface you didn’t notice. I create my art using techniques I began developing in 1996: joining boards along curves, inserting solid wood strips into curved cuts, embedding wood strips in circular cuts, and inserting pegs in intricate designs. This isn’t marquetry, intarsia or inlay. Finally, I sand and finish the piece in the same manner as fine furniture giving it a highly finished appearance and a highly durable surface which will retain that appearance even with constant touching by people, just like a piece of furniture.single


© Marc Lamm

© Marc Lamm

Aryn & Courtney Kern

Longshadow Woodworks

Little Falls, MN


2018 booth # 97

In our work, we strive to combine beauty and function while doing our part to use our natural resources wisely.

We began our work as professional wood artists in 2006 when we realized the vast amount of wood waste that is created by larger wood product manufacturers. These businesses produce cut-offs and rippings that are usually chipped, burned, or simply thrown away so we set our woodshop up to utilize even the smallest pieces of cast off woods.

Each piece of wood is hand selected for its grain and character then it is laminated, planed, shaped, sanded, and finished.

Since reclaimed hardwoods are used, each piece is unique.

We truly feel as though we are making a difference not only in narrowing the stream of waste woods in the industry, but also in educating and creating an appreciation for different species of native hardwoods in our customers.

What began as a weekend shop project has turned into our passion and profession.



© Aryn & Courtney Kern

© Aryn & Courtney Kern

Eric Helland

Duluth, MN

2017 booth # 67A

Living in northern Minnesota, my surroundings supply my material and subject matter for my work. I am a self taught woodworker and use various methods including hand turning on the lathe and free form which often starts with my chain saw and ends with fine chisels and sand paper. I carefully choose local specimens for their unique characteristics and let the wood determine the project it will be used for.


© Eric Helland

© Eric Helland