Terry Lavallee and Kristie Sherrodd began Bluster Bay Woodworks as a small, family-operated business in 1985, and They continue to operate today from their home, wood shop and retail store/weaving studio in Sandpoint, Idaho.
At Bluster Bay Woodworks, each item is made one-at-a-time, by hand. They begin with the finest imported and domestic hardwood. Each variety of wood we use is selected for its combination of beauty, strength and durability. The wood supply changes frequently because they are constantly on the lookout for interesting woods.
They buy lumber in rough slabs, often with the bark still attached, and then carefully cut each piece to expose the best color and grain. Sanding is a long and careful process ending with a finish of satin smoothness that is then sealed with clear shellac. After drying for several days, each item is hand-buffed with steel wool, waxed, and then buffed again. This process results in tools that are silky smooth. Each has a luster and warmth and is a delight to the touch.
Each design is tested extensively before it is offered for sale. The result: useful tools that have elegance and lasting beauty. Once you have had a Bluster Bay shuttle in your hands you don’t want anything else. http://blusterbaywoodworks.com