Wizard With Wood

Fran Riley Feature


ROCK FALLS, Ill. (KWQC) – The table saw is buzzing. The wood chips falling. Tom Boerjan of Rock Falls is in his element.

Tom built a shop on his property. It’s the place where precision and pride are  put into every piece he makes.

Boerjan is a wizard with wood. He makes stunning bowls, vases, coffee tables and other handmade items from maple, cherry, and walnut.

He got interested in woodturning about four years ago.

It’s a skill which requires precision in every measurement he makes. There is little margin for mistakes.

Boerjan has given several to friends and family as personal gifts. He believes wood has a natural beauty and warmth to it. Tom Terrific! The wizard with wood.

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