Parishioner John Wilson runs a small business for woodworkers located in Charlotte, Michigan.

They specialize in the materials for Shaker oval boxes. These boxes have bent wood sides made from cherry and maple. In these pictures, John is seen during the production of cherry logs into thick veneers for bending stock.

The name of his business is ‘The Home Shop’. Besides oval box supplies, it is well known for teaching craftsmen on various wood subjects including box making, traditional wood tools and furniture making, both here and around the country.

John is well known as an author in the national wood press and has published his first book ‘Making Wood Tools’.

Books and supplies can be ordered through John’s website