Custom rolling pins

One way of describing what we do is by saying that we are machinists of wood.  When Jeff Sutherland of Deserving Dog contacted us with a need for very special rolling pins it was a project that suits that description very well.
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He required a specific size and spacing of cleats to imprint his very special Wuhffles.  The job was fun and rewarding from start to finish.
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In creating a Pinterest account for Turnco I have come across some inspiring things.  Isn’t that what Pinterest is all about?!

I was looking up vintage furniture ads(we  like the style of mid century furniture and I find some of the language amusing) and came across several DUNBAR furniture advertisements from the 1950’s.  I found them very clever  because of their unique photo shoot environments and use of color.  The great thing is they are still in business and continue to make this timeless furniture while retaining and showcasing their standout history.

Here a couple photos from their advertisements:

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“Tomorrow is a friend of Dunbar”

See more mid century advertisements we like on our Pinterest board!

Like us on Facebook and enter to win one of these!

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We are pleased to offer two different items to our facebook followers.We will draw one name from each of the choices offered and send you our first edition Turnco Wood Goods items.  These items will not be for sale until we debut them on our Summer Market Tour, starting in June at the Langley Second Street Market.

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Don’t forget to “choose” one from the poll given on our Facebook page, and make sure you are a Turnco Wood Goods “Like”er, in order to win!  Good Luck!

offer ends 4/22. drawing will take place on 4/23.

Historic Seattle Building Renovation Fair

This was our first Building Renovation Fair and first trade show where we had a booth.

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It was a great experience and quite a lot of fun!  There were exhibitors with good resources for any homeowner whether it was window preservation, heating/cooling, paint, or major renovation design services.  We were there to showcase our ability to reproduce wooden millwork whether it is turned or not.  Basically, if you have a photo of how your house was 50 years ago, rotten wood, missing pieces, or just want something that fits your home’s style, we can produce it.

Something I’d like to highlight were the array of services available for windows.  Owners of homes with older wood frame windows can have their existing windows completely rebuilt (paint stripped, weights replaced, slider working, panes replaced, reputtied) and replaced.  If you have stained glass you can encase that in a double pane sealed unit or get new stained glass made to match what you have.  Windowvative Design has interior glass window panels that are installed inside of your single pane windows that have a similar insulation value of new double pane windows.  These can be done for 50% of the cost of a new window.  By next winter I think we will have these installed in our house.

Particularly impressive was the old world craftsmanship evident in Tile Restoration Center‘s work.  Tiles and corbels made from handcarved molds.  Steve Moon is the principal and a great person to meet.

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We plan to be back next year!

Turnco Truck

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It’s hard to say what caused us to buy an old truck.  We go a little crazy around old things, especially the rare old things.  Once the must have car was the Pao.  Before that was a schweetie named Pearl.

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In this case it was not hard to come up with some reasons why we “need” this as the perfect business truck.  Take this statement from an original advertisement:
“Years ahead, the design of the White 3000 saves costly time on every trip-enough to measure in tangible dollars at the end of every day.”
No truer words existed…in 1959.  A few things have happened in 54 years so this is where we are starting today but we see a bright future for the White in service of Turnco Wood Goods.  Like many things worth doing, it takes a little vision and some faith.
Half the fun is getting there.  We’ll keep you posted!

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