A New Adventure

Welcome to Your Finest Work. This will be a place where we can share ideas primarily about design and craftsmanship, woodworking and tools. Six years a go I started on an adventure to build my own company. Blue Spruce Toolworks has taken root and has grown to be a well respected manufacturer of high quality hand tools for woodworkers. I am proud of how far we have come and I am excited about the future and all of its possibilities. However, during this 6 years I have not been able to pursue one of my other passions which is woodworking itself. I love to design, and build. I love to use my hands to create beautiful things. And I love to give to others. I hope to accomplish many things with this blog. I will use it to encourage myself to actually carve some time out of the week and spend it in the wood shop, I will talk about my projects, thought processes, techniques and tools. I will share successes and mistakes. I hope it will be another adventure and I encourage you to join me along the way

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  1. Tim and Karen Oakley

    Well done! Even as a non-wood worker, I appreciated your journey thus far. Carry on. Anxious to see the finished product! And I’m sure Hannah is too…

  2. Scott Oleniczak

    David, if you should ever want to visit the Midwest our Northeastern WI. Woodworking Guild would really enjoy meeting you. We are located in Green Bay, WI.

    Road trip anyone.

  3. Scott Oleniczak

    I have 2 young daughters and plan to design and build special keepsakes for them as well. I admire your tools and tradition to hand tools and look forward to reading your blog.

  4. David Jeske

    I actually starting making tools when I wanted to learn ho to hand cut dovetails and needed a marking knife. It went out of control from there!


  5. I am selfishly glad you have put so much time into your tool company – I LOVE my Blue Spruce marking knife. I do hope you find more time to make stuff with your tools though!

    Look forward to following this blog!

  6. ShawnR


    Looking forward to following your chronicles. I am always interested in seeing the work of people who design great tools. I am interested to find out did you develop tools because of the work you did or vice-versa.


  7. I’m glad to see that you’ve started a blog. I’m sure the content of your blog will be much like the quality of your tools. I will be following it with great interest.


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