Rick Smith, by day a chemistry professor
at McDaniel College, knows his way around a lathe and a few other tools.
He has turned wood, literally, into wonderful shapes and brought out
textures you would never know were lurking within those fireplace logs
stacked up in your yard. Lucky enough to get some pieces of Wye Oak,
Smith has created small bowls with the scars, character, beauty and
calm wisdom of the tree itself.
Carroll County Times, Westminster, MD (6/6/06)
Thank you for your prompt attention to my order. It is exactly what we wanted and we are sure our friend will be thrilled when we give it to her as a housewarming gift for her miniature house. PB, Towson, MD
My candleholder has been received. I LOVE it!
It's gorgeous. Thank you so much. I'll treasure it always, all the more
since after this there will be no more Wye wood.
DS, Catonsville, MD
I’m the lucky chef that bought one of your
awesome hand carved rolling pins. I like it because it was unique. I
like to collect beautiful things that can be functional also. The rolling
pin fit the description perfectly. The weight was also comfortable.
I love your vases and the full scale vases I have
purchased are for gifts for my own family.
LP, Severna Park, MD
I received the bowl yesterday. It's great! Larger
than I pictured (a good thing) and beautiful coloring. Now I just have
to decide when to give it to my husband. I guess it will be on Father's
LG, Baltimore, MD
I just wanted to take a moment to compliment you
on the high quality and helpfulness of your wood sample kit. It is the
best investment I've made to date in my newfound quest to study wood
and wood anatomy. Your text is well-written and clear. I've been a woodworker
for quite some time and am coming to this fascination a little late
in life - but again, I have found your kit to be the most helpful of
anything aside from Bruce Hoadley's book. ... It was such a pleasant
surprise to receive such a complete primer; and I was thrilled too at
the quality of the hand lens you included. ... Again, thank you for
the time and care you've put in to such a quality study guide. If it
would ever be useful for you, I'd be more than happy to testify to the
integrity of your work. Many thanks.
ML, Augusta, ME
Thanks for your quick response. This is unheard
of from most Internet providers. I have found a few more items on your
great web site that I will be ordering later today.
JB, Millersville, MD