Al Anderson

   In Norway, bentwood boxes were traditionally used as lunch boxes by farmers and herders. My grandfather, Nicholas Anderson, who immigrated to this area in 1897, brought from Norway his knowledge in making tine (pronounced tee-na) and korge.        
As a boy, I was fortunate to have watched him work. He passed his skills on to my parents, Al and Nora, who continued crafting them until my Dad’s passing in 1990. I occasionally helped my father throughout his years of making tine’s but did not actually go into the business for myself until recently.
   Now I am carrying on this family folk art, and except for a slight change in the design of my grandfather’s whittled end pieces, to ease opening its lid, my boxes are just like the ones my grandfather made. The wood is of maple and alder and the lacing is raffia.
The tradition carries on.....

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Norm Hix

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   During my 33 year career as a Boeing engineer and manager, my woodworking was mostly focused on practical home projects. I promised myself that when I retired I’d get a “proper” set of tools, and explore the more “artistic” aspects of woodworking.
   Soon, I discovered the various charms of wood turning. There is no end to the variety of techniques, projects, woods, and friendships to be found. I have discovered an endeavor to last a lifetime.
   I am a member of the American Association of Woodturners, and a past president of the Olympic Peninsula Chapter.
   I hope you’ll come to Verksted so you can look at all our work and so you can pick up my projects. Touching the pieces is the only way to enjoy the textural sensuality of the turned wood surface and the wood has to be seen to be appreciated.
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(360) 638-0420
Email normhix@comcast.net  


Here’s my latest work.

The crochet sets have six sizes of hooks, with an inter-changeable wood handle, in a fitted box. Available in a variety of woods.