Richard Adams is such a common name. When naming my business, I knew I needed to come up with something special. That's when it hit me. My father had already given it a name years before.
Before I became interested in wood turning, I made bandsaw boxes. One day my dad came in the shop and said, "Do you have any Wooden Tricks made?"
In 2006, I named and started the business. And in 2011, I registered a trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
The name tricks can be defined as an artful way of getting a result. So Wooden Tricks seems to work just fine.
Note: My dad took this photo of me carving an oak burl in 2010. Sadly, we lost him in 2015.
The photo above is an ambrosia maple bowl that was made for a customer out of their own tree.
I have also made writing pens out of old family furniture.
Spinning wheel parts: Here are 2 spindle wheel heads, complete with the mother-of-all, maidens, minors head, spindle, and other intricate parts. The one on the right is one that I made out of cherry to resemble the very old one on the left.
I love repairing, duplicating, creating, or just admiring peoples heirlooms.
Here I am with my sweet wife Shannon. She's also my sales lady. When I'm off checking out other artists at shows, she claims she made all the work herself. We hope you enjoy our Wooden Tricks and call or email us if you need anything.