Custom Wood Burning and Personalized Wood Pieces
It’s funny how one great storm can bring down a magnificent specimen of a tree. The limbs that once spread a delightful green shade of life and refuge can become a splintered and mangled mess with one untimely gust. In the aftermath of the storm, the majestic tree becomes a nuisance of debris and hazard. But the Hart brothers do not see the splinters or the beaten and battered outside. They see the vibrant life that still lies within. For these brothers, wood turning is a metaphor for life’s beauty, trials, and renewal. Jason and Russ acquired their love for woodworking from their late father who spent much of his free time teaching his boys how to express themselves through art and carpentry. After his passing, it was only a matter of time before the brothers realized the desire within themselves to leave their safe manufacturing careers and honor their father’s passion and life through wood turning. They moved into their father’s old shop and turn out works of art as they are surrounded by memories of his life. It is important to Russ and Jason that they begin with the discarded. The ugly. The tired. And just as people are overlooked by their outward scars and imperfections, they are able to showcase the insurmountable beauty within.
-Turned and Burned Staff
Turned and Burned was started by two brothers and a dream. Russ Hart has always enjoyed working with wood. Russ’ prior experience building high-end cabinets for a custom cabinet shop and his passion for working with raw green wood and old reclaimed wood (as opposed to new processed lumber) led him to turn to the lathe as the tool of choice for his creations. He has recently made the decision to pursue a full time venture in woodworking.
Jason Hart, on the other hand, had very little experience with woodworking before he picked up this hobby as a way to tune into his artistic passion. He was involved heavily in visual arts in high school but did not pursue an education/career in art after high school. He has often regretted that decision and decided that he and his brother could start this venture to possibly offer a second chance at using his creativity to make a living.
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