I am Scott, a woodworker that has been carving my name keychains and such since 1982, selling online (via Etsy) since 2008. Chopsticks since 2014. I now do this full-time and can concentrate on giving my clients the attention they deserve.
The name DustyNewt came from the sociable lizards that abound in my tilty, storm-blown workshop here in Central Florida. They love hanging out on my workbench with me, and are curious about the tools that make the dust that they forage in, keeping my shop’s bug population at a minimum. There are so many varieties that I just refer to them all as “newts”, although real newts are rarely seen, except out by the fish pond.
I carve my wares using a free-hand letter style that I have developed with strength in mind. Due to the nature of wood with its varying grains, textures and colors, no two pieces are ever exactly alike. I regularly stock over twenty fine hardwoods from around the world, the largest selection of anyone doing these.
Each piece is individually free-hand carved using fretsaws, scroll saws and bandsaws. No CNC or lasers in my workshop. So, you can be assured that your items will be one-of-a-kind.
FAST TURNAROUND: Most orders are carved and shipped within 3 business days.
CUSTOMIZATION: Personalized requests are 99% of my business.
SELECTION: I now stock over 20 species of wood, exotics and domestic.
SNEAK PEEKS: I will post a “Sneak Peek” of your finished item(s), so you can view what you’ve ordered no matter where you are having it shipped.
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