Signs In Wood AKA: Watsons Wooden Words
Signs in Wood is Owned, Designed and Crafted by Tom Watson . Here is some info. about him:
How did you get into woodworking? My father was a woodworker for the California State Parks Department. As a very young man, I would accompany him when he went out on the trails to make carved wood signs for the Department. We would go out on horseback, make the trail signs with wood, carving them with hand tools and post them before returning home.
How did you get into woodworking as a business? I have over 30 years of experience in retail management. In my free time, I made custom wood sign for many people and businesses in my workshop, just for fun. I soon discovered that there was a market for high quality, custom made, personalized, hand carved signs.
Do you do all your wood signs by hand with chisels? Some my the signs are hand chiseled. I also have a CNC (computer numerical controlled) machine that I began utilizing in the last five years. This has increased my ability to grow my client base.
What would you like to accomplish with your business? I strive to help other businesses grow through having better signage which will lead to increased sales. I like to help people promote their businesses and put the best image possible with beautiful, custom wood signs out to the public. I really enjoy creating a unique, personalized item for a wedding, birthday, or special event. I take great joy in crafting gifts that last a lifetime and create long lasting memories.
What do you see for your business in the future? I truly love creating custom works of art from wood. I recently retired from my retail job and believe I will never fully retire. I expect to be working at this business for a very long time. I look forward to spending more hours in my workshop, providing businesses and individuals beautiful, personalized, custom wood signs.
Here is a link to a local newspaper interviewing Tom about his wood carving.
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