With Halloween behind us, the elves at Ted’s Woodshop are getting ready for the holiday shopping season. Chief Elf Ted has been spending long hours in the shop turning out beautiful and functional creations, with Junior Elf Beth busily applying finish, tagging, pricing, labeling, and packaging. Looking for a special gift for a friend or loved one? You might find the perfect gift through our website’s store. If you see something you like from the photos in our Ted’s Woodshop 2016 Gift Guide, contact us directly. We will be happy to help you. Another way to get in touch with us is through Facebook, where we post photos of new items and updates about what’s going on at Ted’s Woodshop. If you message us, we’ll get right back to you.
Looking for a nice stocking stuffer? Coffee scoops are a holiday favorite and add color and fun to the morning routine. The 2016 collection features a layer of SpectraPly hardwood laminate combined with a contrasting hardwood such as maple or walnut. The 1 Tablespoon scoop is stainless steel, coated with titanium nitride (the same coating used on drill bits), so it will never tarnish or need polishing. And if you aren’t a coffee drinker, no worries. These scoops are great for loose tea, too.
Responding to a customer request, Ted created a series of bottle openers. New for 2016, these heavy-duty implements are made to stand up to years of use. Ted turned the handles from walnut, bocote, cocobolo, bloodwood, spalted maple, purpleheart, lacewood, wenge, and cherry.
How about a cheese board with matching knife? The alder board is 12″ in diameter and finished with food-safe walnut oil. The marble center tile is 6″ in diameter. The recessed rim keeps crackers and crumbs in place. A stainless steel cheese knife with a cocobolo handle completes the set.
Artisan Premium salt and pepper shaker sets are new for the 2016 holiday shopping season. These petite shakers have a new style and shape, with heavy-duty chrome plating and a white or black band at the base of the lid to identify the salt and the pepper shakers. Ted turned these sets from a variety of woods, including redheart, maple, figured walnut, spalted maple, cherry, bocote, and hard maple. A real “plus” is the low-gloss sheen of the Danish oil finish that repels fingerprints and is easy to clean with a soft cloth.
We will be at the Peninsula Art Guild’s Arts and Crafts Fair at the Kenai High School on November 25-26. The following weekend, we will be at the Nutcracker Faire at the Homer High School on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4. Stop by and say hello.