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Guestbook for: willyswoodcrafting
Web Behrens: Bill: I have really enjoyed your workmanship and am buying a ringmaster. However, can not decide whether to purchase a 723 or a 724. Any suggestions? Thanks .
October 20, 2013 3:02PM

web behrens: Bill...Really enjoy your workmanship. Seem to be many areas of expertise, but I must say, your are the reason I'm purchasing a Ringmaster. Love what you do with the bowls and your you tube videos are great. Continue your craftsmanship and I am sure I will be contacting you about the use of the Ringmaster. Thanks again!
September 30, 2013 12:13PM

Joseph Sheppard: I'm a beginner and you're the "real McCoy". Beautiful work! Thanks for the inspiration.
September 16, 2013 2:34PM

Rodney599: Wow, what a great amount of tools u have and great work you do,hope one day i can only hope to be 1/10 of what u make, Rodney
January 8, 2013 3:34PM

Builder 1: Excellent work. Love the scenery.
November 22, 2012 7:10PM

John Pierce: Hi Bill. Just checking out your site. I am sure jealous of the wonderful tooling and especially of the georgeous pieces you have made. Thanks for letting me lurk. John P
June 1, 2012 10:23AM

Cherie L Eppler: Your work is amazing! One day I would love to tackle clocks, but for now it is small easy things. LOL
January 24, 2012 7:10AM

hughie: Hi Bill, What agreat site, your a man of many talents. I thoroughly enjoyed looking over all the images. I like the views, very nice part of Canada. I think BC was the province I enjoyed the most, the people and the scenary. cheers hughie
November 7, 2011 4:16PM

Juan Miguel: Hi Bill, I have seen the works that you do and they are really impressive, I have liked greatly your web, it is possible to appreciate the special love that you feel for the wood, greetings from TENERIFE- CANARY ISLANDS- SPAIN.
July 24, 2010 10:18AM

Susan Shane: Hi, Bill, As a woodworker, I truly appreciate your work and must say that with the view ourtside your shop, I would be even more inspired. To look outside my work area and see what you see, must be extememly inspiring. Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Susan Shane PR Director Baltimore Area Turners Org. Baltimore, MD
June 24, 2010 11:07AM

Chuck Todd: William, Your work is really incredible. Love your website. Also read a lot of your posts on Wood Mag site. Was wondering if you have your videos on pen turning somewhere I can see them again. Thanks for all your teaching and input on the forums. Chuck
June 20, 2010 4:04PM

sandy: Sandy from New Jersey. I love your website and all your wonderful wood puzzles. Can you send me an email with the price for the grandpa box and also the pencil in a block of wood. Thanks so much, Sandy
May 18, 2010 11:31AM

Terry Murphy: The best goodies I have seen! Terry
September 19, 2009 8:07AM

John "From over the pond": You are a very busy man Bill, your website is very good and your friends and familey must be very proud of you. Keep up the good work you are someone to look up to. Regards John Bishop.
July 10, 2009 2:48PM

Ben van Wieren: Wow! Incredible clocks. Can I ask you where the plans for these are and how does one get them? Great work.
July 10, 2009 11:42AM

scroller126: Hi Bill, I really like your work. I am a scroller too. Your portraits are great. I will be emailing you with some question on your scrolling and how you make your patterns. Your friend Mac
July 8, 2009 3:20AM

rohn2: Bill, I sure enjoyed your pictures. You have some beautiful views from your shop. Speaking of your shop, looks real nice. I also have the 1220 lathe, and am very happy with it. Your clocks really look nice, and I can only think of the patience you must have had when they were under construction. A really great site, Rohn
March 11, 2009 8:05PM

Roger Hawkes: Bill . Finally got a lathe, Jet 1220 vs . My wife Fay is using it to turn spinning tops. It is quite a learning process . I am finding out the most important part other than the lathe is keeping sharp chisels and how to sharpen them . I dropped in to see what you have for sharpening jigs . I have been using an old belt sander I made from Gil-Bilt . I just finished making a fingernail chisel sharpening jig . I also bought some inexpensive chisels to learn the sharpening techniques .I almost bought the Wolverine system . When I come up with the $ 300.00 plus to invest in the system I may go that way . In the meantime my homemade free jigs seem to be working . Regards .Roger
February 7, 2009 5:12PM

Woodenbird: Very nice William. I enjoy seeing your excellent workmanship and someday hope to be able to come close. Thanks. Glenn
January 17, 2009 10:52AM

robert martin: haven't made any pins yet,i have made a lot of knives, just go a lathe waiting on supplys to get started. what company do you use mostly. to buy your supplys from.
January 6, 2009 7:12AM

Vicki Seatter: My husband has scoured the shops in Calgary to buy a spurtle - do you make them to sell? or do you supply them to a store in Calgary that we might buy one from? Thanks.
January 3, 2009 3:01PM

Darrin: Beautiful work William!! VEEEEEEERRRRY nice shop too :)
December 31, 2008 12:52PM

aaron feeney: wow, I just bought my 1 st wood lathe. Your turnings are awesome.. the captured rings sure make you think. HOw'd he do that?
December 3, 2008 7:47PM

Steve McCarron: Bob: Really like your segment work. True craftsmanship showing there man. Wish I knew what you have forgotten about segment work. Trying to teach myself to do such work. Long adventure and lots of experiments Thanks for this site. Steve
December 2, 2008 1:35AM

Bob King: I like your site, enjoyed the pic's. I use a Delta midi lathe myself, but I hate the plastic handles. Thanks for posting your pictures. Bob
November 20, 2008 10:59AM

Billy Dodd: I really enjoyed looking through your pictures. I like your balancer for your lathe for turning goblets. Forgot the name but I like the design and would like to copy it. Keep up the good work.
November 14, 2008 10:40AM

Ken Ferrell: Great site, some of your inventiveness is amazing, I enjoyed looking through your shop pics. and your bowls are gorgeous.
October 31, 2008 7:31AM

Bill Nelson: I really like your site,you are a master in everything you do.Work is awsome.Just starting scrolling and now I see I've plenty to learn.Take care . Bill
October 20, 2008 6:01PM

george morris: Bill nice site thanks for letting me look!! George
August 27, 2008 5:25PM

Luke Conover: Bill you have a great web site with outstanding work in several areas. Funny I see you in every form that I have look at. You have tought me several things that I never new. Got my new lathe last friday and they will have my new barn shed completed sept 10 or 11. Can't wait to start using it. Wife ask almost everyday whats in all the UPS boxes. lol Luke Conover (lukcon)
August 27, 2008 12:12PM

Louis Tacchino: You work is beyond great. Love the variety. I have one question, on your pen case you have a sign. Could you send me the entire text. we would like to use something similar for our craft shows. People don't understand that our pens are handmade. Thanks Lou Tacchino LNCWOODTURNING.COM
August 19, 2008 10:09AM

Ed Blysard: Pretty nice collection of shop tools...
August 18, 2008 4:24PM

Marshall Border: Bill : I have enjoyed you site, as well as talking with you on Woodworkers friends site, you are a real gifted fellow. And I am Blessed for knowing you. Keep up the great work, and thanks again. Marshall
August 10, 2008 9:52AM

Lou Pouliot: You do great work Bill. I like some of the jigs you made. Some have given me some idea of how to solve some problems I was trying to fix. Lou
July 25, 2008 6:08AM

Roger Hawkes: Hi Bill . Just happened across your site while looking at the mini lathe . I was amazed . Seems you have scrolled many of the patterns I"m interested in. Do you allow visitors to drop by ? I live on Saltspring Island and take drives towards the Kamloops and Nelson area occassionally . Right now I'm playing with baskets . Cutting one in half to see how it will look hanging on the wall . Beautiful valley and craftsmanship . Regards . Roger
April 20, 2008 7:02AM

April 7, 2008 3:55PM

Cindy Navarro: Bill, I really like seeing the pictures of your shop, as well as, your pens. I am just beginning to turn pens and setting up a small shop in a limited amount of space. I have tried making a hood for my lathe for dust collection, but my first attempt did not pick up as much dust as I anticipated. I am currently working on another design that I hope works much better. I have set up a dust collection system with a venturi that separates the larger pieces from the dust and it seems to work very well. Would you be willing to discuss how you made your dust hood. I get the general idea from the picture, but would appreciate any feedback that you could offer. I don't have a table saw, only a band saw, a mini lathe, drill press and scroll saw. Thanks for any input. Cindy
March 9, 2008 5:26PM

Sergio: HI Bill, great albums, great work. Ok,now you have something that i always wanted to find and make,that is the pencil puzzle, you show the patern but not how to do it :( any way that you can pass that out? :) I'm just starting to work with the scrollsaw, i'm learning little by little watching pros, and i would like to do lots of things but my maine thing is puzzle, i want to learn how to cut them add figurals etc.etc, any recomendations? Thanks and keep the great job. Sergio
March 6, 2008 7:05PM

Steve Gill a.k.a. Fretdust: Hi Bill I love the pen's that you make. I would like to try my hand someday at making them. Keep up the great work. Steve Gill
March 6, 2008 6:24AM

Ralph Edwards: Bill, The picture trail you did on the construction of the dome clock is great. I'm finding it very helpful while building mine. With no illustrations provided in the plans it's great to see what something is suppossed to look like via your pictures. Your work is fantastic! Ralph
February 1, 2008 8:06PM

Michael Campasano: Hi Bill, I saw your albums and enjoyed viewing all of your awesome work, Thanks for allowing me to see such fantastic work. Mike Campasano
January 24, 2008 8:17PM

vic sampson: I am glad i found your site. Nice shop good layout lots of good info there. thanks vic
December 25, 2007 8:35PM

Pat Meuchel: Awesome work you do. Just got into scroll sawing myself and have become quite a fanatic. Love your work! Keep up the great work. I hope to become as good as you one day.
December 20, 2007 4:16PM

Peter: Very nice shop you have there, incredible scrollwork as well. Your friend, Pete Olson (Red Beard)
December 4, 2007 12:24PM

Peter (Povlov): Very nice to look at all of your work. Some jigs and solutions I will copy from you, great! Thank for sharing... Peter
December 1, 2007 3:17PM

Delvy Wright: I like all of your clocks
November 3, 2007 9:12PM

Walt Rollison: Your work is great. I have recently been learning to turn Christmas ornaments, but nothing as elaborate as yours. We have one Jet midi lathe here in our Sevier County TN Senior Center and are about to buy a Rikon. You mountains look as good as the Smokies, where I live. Best regards, Walt Rollison/litlhof
September 29, 2007 10:54AM

Bob Malone: Great Pictures Bill, I am really impressed with your Intertwined captive rings goblet! Great workmanship. You have a beautiful location in BC, their is inspiration in everything around you. Can you please advise me where to start to learn about woodturning and what courses you can recommend. Do you teach any courses locally? Bob
June 16, 2007 8:12AM

Bruce Viney: This is brilliant! I like every thing about your site, especially the 3d puzzle stuff. I've never done any turning, although I would like to very much, I simply don't have any space for a workshop. I'll be coming back more and more!
June 2, 2007 9:32AM

Guy Gadois: Wonderful work, William, I have just started on the Dome Clock and haven't found a source of the small round illuminated globes. Would you please inform me of where to purchase these? Regards, Guy
May 4, 2007 2:19PM

Steven G. Westfall: Hi Bill, Steviegwood from the scrollsaw forum here. You do an awesome job on all of your works. I especially like your checkered pen sets. Beautiful work. Steve
April 28, 2007 5:38PM

Bob Thornborough: You identify for your dome clock how long it took you. I can't imagine doing that sort of work in that period of time. Absolutely beautiful. See you are into clocks as well and have some super designs.
April 7, 2007 5:21PM

Darren Mullin: Bill, what a fantastic collection of your work. The clocks were amazing. I just started turning about 6 months ago. I have a way to go by the look of your work.
April 5, 2007 12:48PM

John Chadwick: What a wonderfull collection, keep up the good work !
March 31, 2007 1:05PM

Dave Scott: Good Morning Bill, Your center band technique is great! I have turned detached center bands and have had problems with grain on the barells and the band catching. Now I have a very functional and beautiful way to use all of those cut-offs. (-: Your color combinations are perfect! Dave, JossenBella Handcrafted Pens
March 15, 2007 4:37AM

Joann: Wonderful wood work Bill.... Was is awe of your property and the views, what a magnificent place. Everything looks like calendar photos! . :) Joann
March 14, 2007 12:31PM

BOB LUNG(twoblungs): Wow--I bow to your superior ability--you are a master craftsmen. All of your work is beautiful but I was blowed away by the bandsaw box with the clock in it.
March 10, 2007 4:41PM

PaulD: I loved the slide show -- very effective presentation!
February 12, 2007 4:03PM

Mike Saxon: Very nice. I enjoyed looking around. Thanks for the invite. Mike
February 1, 2007 10:03AM

Bobby Hartly: since I am a newbie at scrolling you blew me away.
December 28, 2006 6:34PM

densships: Beautiful work Sir, that is a God given talent, I have enjoyed my visit and will be back soon.
December 23, 2006 8:15PM

Rich Stevens: Bill Great site. Enjoyed viewing. I am a fairly new turner and am loving it.
November 20, 2006 5:51PM

Terry hyde: Hi Bill Loved your site tour! I am fairly new to turning, pens mostly. I read the article about custom bands for slim line pens. Awesome. I have made some slimlines that look like Euro Designer pens and are being well received at the craft store where I display and sell my products. Lets face it, slimlines can be pretty boring at times. Thanks for the great idea. I hope you don't have a patent on this design or I'm in trouble!! Keep Turning!!
October 14, 2006 4:17AM

Tom Ehlert: GREAT work! I wish I had your talent. I've just started scroll sawing maybe I can someday I can come close to your work.
October 2, 2006 5:29AM

Steve: Hi Bill, Thanks for the cruise control tip. Can they put one on a manuel shift 2005 Accent?
September 21, 2006 9:02AM

Randy Huckeby: Hey Wild Bill--Great job--You Are One Talented Fella!
July 22, 2006 6:58AM

Teresa: What an amazing amount of work you have done. Enjoyed the tours!
July 13, 2006 10:00PM

Joe: Just plain and sinple - WOW!
July 9, 2006 11:00AM

Robin Brown: Wow!!! You do a lot of great work. I love the clocks and your turnings. With that view how do you get anything done? Robin
June 13, 2006 8:23PM

charles felten: great looking shop ,your products.and the great view from your can check out my products at thanks the woodchuck.
May 26, 2006 6:29AM

Steve Lundrigan: We love your work Bill.Me and the wife were looking at it this morning again!!It's veryinspiring,especially for us,as we love wood too!!!Steve Lundrigan.Nfld.
April 18, 2006 2:40AM

Don McLeod: You are a busy man, great work, love the varity. I'm not sure how you have time to sleep and play.The view from your workshop is breath taking.
April 6, 2006 4:37PM

Charles Arkon: Real nice work and a well equipt shop. I love your forum and I will be active on there for quite a while. Thanks for providing a place for us to exchange ideas. PopPop.
February 21, 2006 3:05AM

Ed and Dale Walker: Just showed my wife some of your work and she is impressed.You do very nice work.I'm glad you seem to have overcome your injuryand are able to continue pickin' and grinnin' and woodworking.I hope you do well in your craft shows this year.Take care,Ed.
February 12, 2006 12:45PM

Karen: Loved seeing all your projects & your workshop! I need to make one of those sand paper bins, too! How convenient! Loved your boxes & furniture - very pretty work!
January 18, 2006 4:16PM

kevinT in T Bay: I heard of you accident. Praying that evrything returns to normal, Or at best with minimal side effects. Get well, Kevin Turner in Thunder Bay, ontario
October 13, 2005 9:09PM

Dean Petrich: I've never seen anyone make such elaborate pieces so quickly. You're amazing.
September 1, 2005 9:31AM

Don Snethen: Bill, What a nice website. I looked through all your pictures and see that you have created quite a lot of woodwork, all very well done. I am a bit jealous of the landscape around where you live, it must be nice to have such a pleasant view all the time.
August 13, 2005 4:11PM

Pieter Vander Tuin: First thing I saw upon opening this site was "grandpa's open/closed puzzle; I love it. It is just the thing I would like to make. If there is a plan for this puzzle, is it available, and if so how can I get a copy of the puzzle plan. An admiring guest, Pieter
May 20, 2005 6:58AM

Green-eyes: Mr. Young---Your work is beautiful and flawless! You are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your work and workspace with us.
March 17, 2005 12:03PM

Fred Ellerbeck: Miss you on the Forum but thankfully I can still come here to see your works. Got to stop in from time to time for inspiration. Thanks.
February 4, 2005 6:55PM

crystal young: hello just wonder if you are the same william young who work for the U.S Air Force. I hope you would inform me if you're not the person i am talking about. Anyways your crafts are very nice i am looking forward to be in business together thanks a lot
February 2, 2005 2:36AM

chris stratford: The bandsaw boxes are great. I would love to learn how to make them. Can you point me to a good source to learn. Is there patterns, books, videos??? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and great work. Chris
January 23, 2005 11:01PM

George: You appear to be a man with good skills. Spruce, in spite of the responses on AAW, turns well green, dries clean in thin section, if you like warp, and presents no particular difficulty to dry in thicker section to be re-turned. As to aspen, big-tooth is almost bulletproof in drying. If you can get some of the reaction wood from the swooping butts on the edge of the patch, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the figure in the wood. Now beech - F grandifolia - is a PITA to dry in thick section, and it's not particularly attractive when it gets there. Spalted, it's quite interesting.
January 10, 2005 10:35AM

steve stillwell: Bill i was wondering how you make those boxs on your bandsaw and what kind of finish you put on?They are beautiful.Thanks for any information,Steve
November 5, 2004 7:28PM

Bob Graham: great work thanks bob graham
October 25, 2004 12:48PM

Dan Faux: Hi William Hreat to see how other people in far away places live.Living in Western Australia I find the picture of the winter landscape fascinating. Great to see some of your work. Kindest regards Dan Faux
October 17, 2004 12:43PM

CAM: BILL I am humbled!!! and the P-20 is one sweet saw! CAM
May 14, 2004 4:10PM

Charlie & Betsy: Hi Bill & Zata, Bill you never cese to amazie me & Betsy, you just started the Tower and now it is almost done. Nice job and hope you can finish the good job. Just Charlie & Betsy
April 28, 2004 9:07PM

Sharon Lee: This is a great website. You did a lot of work on it. You are truely talented in your woodwork. I hope to be half as good as you one day. Sharon
April 20, 2004 9:14AM

AntiqueOzScroller: Hi William love your clocks and the other work. truly artistic Im in the process of the dome clock as well starting the second level today Peter (Australia)
April 6, 2004 3:00AM

Woody in the Hat: Hey Bill, Took some time to wonder through your Gallery again, I must say it is nice to see such a vast collection of work. How long did it take you to complete all of these projects, in years? Catch you at the Buzz. Woody
April 5, 2004 8:08PM

katherine: love the work you have done. Can you tell me were u got the deer shelf pattern with the two deers faceing each other and i think humming birds at the bottom of it.
April 4, 2004 7:35PM

woodmanplus: MR.William I say Mr,because I thought that I was really into scrolling. I do not hold a candle to the projects that you have done. You are a true artist and an insperation to any one that visits your site. I love the view from your windows. I look out to a wood fence. I am a displaced country boy and envey anyone that lives in the country. I have been in wood for most of my life,mostly building homes and business. I have only been full time in scrolling for about 2 yrs. My hat is off to you .You have a fantastic site. I enjoyed everything Keep up the good work. I am a member of S.A.W and the newspaper editor and membership chairman for our local charter SAW club, DIXIE WOOD SCROLLERS.
April 4, 2004 1:48PM

John Meloling: Great projects to be proud of. I'm making the Dome Clock myself and it is a project that I do now and then. So it is on it's second year since the start. Too many projects going at one time. I enjoyed all the photos. Keep up the goo work. John
March 16, 2004 6:53PM

Ozzie: Bill, you are definetly a talented person. It was a pleasure to look at all your work. I hope that I can do half as well as you.
March 15, 2004 4:35PM

Carol: Hello from Newfoundland Canada. You have done some wonderful work! I have only been scrolling for a few months and love the fretwork. I have done some of the pieces you have done but not the big clocks. My problem is getting the wood and patterns here! You pictures are very inspirational. Keep up the good work.
March 1, 2004 9:17PM

Rick: Loved your view from the shop window! Enjoyed seeing all your many projects.
February 22, 2004 9:24AM

Douglas Parker: Just viewed all of your great pieces of work. They are beautiful. Great work. Doug
February 4, 2004 8:04PM

Bob: Bill I like your website, very interesting Also following your Dome Clock in Justwoodworking. I'm the guy that you helped with my P-20 Thanks again
February 1, 2004 1:32PM

Greenfield Bob: Bill you do great work
January 17, 2004 4:21PM

Linda: Great new site......I like the slide show option. As always.....Impressive work on you're part.
December 30, 2003 5:31PM

Bud: Great site and great work. Thanks for sharing.
December 24, 2003 11:38PM

Jim: Thanks for sharing your great work, Bill. You are truly an inspiration to us newcomers to scroll sawing.
December 21, 2003 3:07PM

Al and Joyceeee: Hi Bill and Zeteeee Pretty impressive work Bill, Your truly an'Artist'
December 20, 2003 4:32PM

Clem: Hey Bill Very nice work. You amaze me with all your talents. I hope you will have time to get out and do a little fishing in the spring with your new boat. Keep posting your pictures it is a pleasure to see your work. Clem
December 20, 2003 6:51AM

cutman: very nice site and grate woork.Alex
December 20, 2003 12:41AM

Jr. Ranger: hey W.Y. You have an impressive photo album. Your work is beautifully done from the cutting to finishing and framing. I am interested in your bandsaw boxes can you tell the source of the patterns? Thanks in advance. Jr. Ranger
December 19, 2003 2:12PM

Robert E. Bassett: Nive Work
December 19, 2003 6:01AM

Duncan Coles: Great work & a great show and display.Thank you
December 18, 2003 10:16PM