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About the Tinker

Welcome to my website. It was a long time in the making.  Thanks for stopping by. 

It all started with a set of blocks. My grandfather gave me old ones - squares, triangles and oblongs. I stared at them wondering what I could make. And then I took a hammer and some nails and I made a mess.  

I've been a builder my whole career. I like to think I was a builder of people. And after 30+ years at the helm of some stunning nonprofits, I returned to my first love - wood. I make "live edge"  tables  - vertical slabs sliced from trees that retain their natural sides - and cutting boards, serving boards, and tappas boards. My work is with repurposed wood - trees that have been lost to disease, age or erosion. In the "Works of Wood" section, you will find maple, black walnut, cherry, ash, elm, South American Purple Heart, okume, zebra wood, and sycamore. 

I have slowed down on making stone jewelry; I've had three hand surgeries this year (2023) . I do have a supply left - message me if you're interested. 

Timber and Stone are gifts of nature and I am grateful to be their Tinker. 

Thanks for visiting. 

India McCanse

The TimberStone Tinker

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