Gary's Artisan Woodcrafts

 

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About Gary S. Bonard

I am pleased you have arrived at my web gallery! I come from a long line of English master craftsmen. From a young age I was raised in a small marina in Marco Island, Florida where my father taught me about wood working and all types of boat repair. Later in my life, after many years as a master auto technician and assistant systems administrator, I rediscovered my talent and passion for the art of woodcrafts.

 ( Turning Woods For The Arts To Your Hearts) !

My love of woodwork and my passion for detail have led me to create “ GARY’S WOODCRAFTS”.

My vision , for you as a customer, is to provide a product you will admire and cherish for a very long time. A one of a kind hand made piece of wood work that is not only functional but is also a conversation generating beautiful work of art, an heirloom.

My goal is to make my products the absolute very best quality possible. My kaleidoscopes should be as visually stimulating on the outside as they are when you look into them. The inlaid marquetry, the wood joinery and the crystal clear finishes should amaze and fascinate the most discriminate consumer.

My promise is to make sure you are 100% delighted with your purchase.

Because of new technology, like an Epilog Elite 24 CO2 laser and miniature lathes, I am able to take my skills and visions to a higher level than ever before. Ordinary roller ball and fountain pens, wine stoppers, key chains and other everyday items are transformed into something intricate, beautiful and most of all useful and personalized.

The precision of the laser not only allows me to compose the most delicate patterns and designs, it also permits me to combine an infinite variety of materials and exotic wood species.

In a world of mass produced, foreign made and disposable products I want to provide American Made items that will last and products that demonstrate true craftsmanship. I want my customers to feel they have purchased something very special as a treat to themselves or to give as a distinctive gift. Custom work is available to your personal specifications.

For example; quality fountain and rollerball pens have been prized by distinguished business professionals for centuries. Extraordinary pens are a symbol of power and strength in the business world and have been used to sign everything from world peace treaties and multi million dollar contracts to the dinner check at a business meeting. There is something mystical when you feel the weight and finish of a quality pen in your hand as you write. Your jealous friends will want to find out where you found such a unique and wonderful writing instrument.

As Gary’s Woodcrafts grows you will see a variety of new items crafted from wood. Immediate plans include engraving: like names, corporate logos and images from jpeg’s. I will be turning bowls, segmented vessels and constructing more cutting boards. All these objects can be customized and made to your special request. Dovetailed and finger jointed boxes for jewelry and trinkets are also in the works. I have plans to make exquisite lamps, bowls and candle holders. If you have an idea for something special feel free to ask me and we will make it happen. ​

We create personalized laser cut, wall tributes, clock tributes, desktop tributes and picture frame tributes for Military, Organizations, Commercial, Corporate and Personal specialty needs. Photo engraving allows us to create another great personalized gift idea! I also make many other beautiful works of art to cherish for a lifetime. Gifts that keep giving !  I have always loved the lathe and turning "woods for the arts to your hearts". I have found great joy in creating beautifully crafted writing pens, laser cut inlays, fountain pens, small lidded boxes, miniature birdhouses, sputnik urchin pendulums and many other specialty pieces. I also craft custom decorative dovetailed boxes and exotic multi-wood cutting boards in many species and sizes utilizing my Inca router table fence.   

Most importantly the goal of my handcrafted art products is to share with you my high quality, custom and one of a kind artisan treasures.  If you have something else in mind, please feel free to email or call me with your questions and ideas.