Timothy has been working with wood off and on for many years, starting in his father’s woodshop and being taught careful use of and care for tools. The source material for utensils on this site is found, reclaimed or legacy-cut lumber, in an attempt to not only reduce ecological footprint but extend the life of existing wood.
A multidisciplinarian, Timothy has studied Historical Linguistics, Still Photography & darkroom, print-making, and Enterprise IT. He lives in Bowmanville, Ontario where his children attend school.
He may be reached here.
From time to time I am asked what sort of wood I use. Indeed, I believe it important to know not only the ingredients of what you buy, but also from where it is sourced.
I work mainly with cherry for the central core of the butter knives and spatulas. Birch also comprises the curly, serpentine spoons in their entirety. I buy from two local-to-Durham sources – one a lumberyard and the other a legacy woods supplier north of Bowmanville. I do also work in maple from time to time and it comes either from the mentioned lumberyard or local wild sources where the wood has come down naturally. I mainly use butternut for either side of the butter knife and spatula hafts, although I also use cherry or birch on occasion. Both of these are sourced from legacy wood, in large part because butternut is now an endangered species and may not be harvested either individually or commercially due to the prevalence of the Butternut Blight, sadly. I have also worked with reclaimed timbers of red pine and curly oak from barns and old farmhouses.