About Us

About Blades and Board

Blades and Board isn't a big company. In fact, it's basically just me, Eric, and my wife Larissa. We've been married for about 8 years, and a few years ago, we moved to a house that let us explore some new hobbies. We got into beekeeping, and I started building out my workshop. I've always liked building things, but having a bit more space for tools opened up some new possibilities.

I've always been an avid cook, so knife making has always interested me. While I'm still working on learning that craft, I decided to craft some cutting boards in the interim. People started asking me if I'd make them one, and I started making more and more, so that's how all of this started. 

I found myself getting deeper and deeper into woodworking, and soon added a lathe to my shop. The most commonly requested item once I started turning, was hand-crafted wooden pens. So now you can find those on my site as well.  In the future, I hope to offer boxes, bowls, humidors, and other hand-crafted wood products. If you have any requests, please feel free to let me know.

Woodworking is something special to me. The smell of freshly cut rosewood, the feel of a well finished pen, the natural beauty of spalted maple... they make me love doing what I do, and I think it shows in my work. I hope you feel the same.

When I'm not in the shop, you might find me out in the bee yard, taking care of our chickens, cooking something up on the BBQ, or playing with Jack and Conor, our two dogs.