Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wrightmade -- Kaleidoscopes -- and more

Well, this is an attempt by a neophyte to establish a blog about handcrafted kaleidoscopes and related matters. In addition, there will be information on other areas of interest.

First, a word about wrightmade. I am a wood worker -- well, really more of a wood turner. I design and craft a variety of kaleidoscopes and other handcrafted wooden items on a wood lathe in my shop next to my house.

Starting over 25 years ago with the design and crafting of wooden board games, my work has evolved through games, bowls, cutlery handles, custom to wholesale bulk, into a wide variety of items that can be turned on a wood lathe. Quite literally, hundreds of different items have been made at one time or another.

I have sold retail and wholesale, craft and art shows, national wholesale gift shows, direct mail, galleries, consignment shops, and now the internet. In recent years the focus has been mostly on kaleidoscopes and other small scale wood turnings with marketing on various web sites. Having tried "z" shops, e-Bay, among others, I have found that, at least at this point in time, having my work on is the most efficient way of showing my work.

To see my current work CLICK HERE

In future posts, information on the history, construction, and types of kaleidoscopes will be presented, not to mention other topics of interest.

Questions, comments, feedback is most welcome and I look forward to visiting with you as we move along on this experience