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We have made it into 2021 and George is busy with new product ideas. We are grateful for all the folks who have supported us especially in the last year. We missed doing shows and meeting folks, and hope we will be able to continue with them this year. Take care and all the best!

Please feel free to ask questions, and let us know how we can help!

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Academic Mace for Herkimer County Community College

We have been making lots of wood chips! And some of them came from cherry that grew at Herkimer County Community College. George crafted an academic mace and bases from that wood. It is ready for the college to install their seals and there is space for a Herkimer Diamond to be seated in the top. They will debut it at their commencement ceremony this month. Thanks to the President, Dr. Cathleen C. McColgin, Rob Fowler, Foundation Director, Jan Fuhrer, Development Program Specialist and all who worked with us to create a mace that reflects the history and richness of the Herkimer Area.

Advice from a Tree

Advice from a Tree

By Ilan Shamir

From Tree to Thee

From Tree to Thee
 

We have been asked “How long does it take to make that?” and usually we answer, “It depends!” The time it takes depends on many things.

If you are wondering how long it takes to just craft a pepper mill for instance, well, that depends, too.  Below are the steps for most of them made from a single wood.

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