Duane Coomer knows what a piece of wood is going to be the moment he picks it up. A disabled veteran and firefighter, he started working with wood to occupy his mind and hands, and the results are absolutely spectacular.
From benches to spoons, Duane works magic with wood that will have you salivating on Market Day. He works 3-5 days a week to produce his creations in a 12×16 building.
We want a 12×16 building to work in.
Duane’s favorite pieces to craft are his walking sticks (will you look at that detail?!), bowls, and spoons. He particularly enjoys hand-carving. If some of his pieces have a western flair, that’s because you can usually find his television tuned to the Western Channel while he works.
“While I don’t make much off my items,” Duane tells us, “what I do make usually goes back into supplies like saw blades and sand paper.”
When you come out on Market Day, you’ll see that every piece Duane creates is unique. No two are ever the same. You’ve got to get some of this incredible art.
So Duane can get some more sandpaper. Because we want him to make more.
See you there!