Born in N.M. in 1966 and a Colorado Transplant in the mid 80s . In 2009 I fell in love with woodturning and since then all my woodworking has focused around a lathe . I started turning as another avenue in my woodworking to explore and before started casting and stabilizing to make box blanks for the lidded boxes I was turning. I had found that I really liked turning stabilized material and or resin blanks because once the lid was made to fit, it would remain that fit and not expand or contract with moisture gain/ loss.

After making lots of boxes and posting them occasionally on some of my turning pages – I started getting approached by others to make blanks for them as well . Anyhow – it wasn’t long before the pen groups approached us to make blanks for them as well , so I started turning pens and have now turned well over 400 pens and  made well over 5000 Hybrid pen blanks.

Now, Cindy and I run a blank making business (Franklin Blanks and Crafts) and supply all kinds of woodturners with about every size blank you can think of up to a 5 gallon bucket size. And we ship worldwide. In the last few years we have quickly becoming known in the social media groups for our wide range of different size blanks and our art series blanks that are each unique and one of a kind and frequently turned and displayed as bottle stoppers – spheres and Dragon Eggs.

We have recently started an instagram page and you can find some fine examples of some of our work on it here.Or you can contact us anytime to see what blanks we may have available or to put in that custom order —through our  FB page. Or by phone @ 303-579-7325 – additionally you can also find a variety of our blanks for sale through