My name is James Loe. I operate many shops, Funny Farm Woodworking, Creations Art Glass, Rocks in My Head Lapidary & Logs to Lumber Milling.
I have been producing hand-made woodworking projects for over 15 years. In the past I purchased domestic and rare colored sustainable lumber species from all over the world. I have sold at Art and Craft shows in and around West Michigan. Most people’s favorite items are my one of a kind decorative boxes with intricate inlays and my colorful laminated cutting boards. I have built high-end cigar humidors for tobacco shops and bent-wood trout and salmon nets for sport shops in the past.
A year or so ago I purchased a small band saw mill to produce my own domestic lumber with the help of a small low temperature lumber kiln to speed up the drying process. I offer saw-mill work for logs brought to my farm (Logs to Lumber).
I produce my projects in a very small crowded shop just south of Grant MI. I would like to expand my projects to include more, larger projects like indoor and outdoor furniture.
I also make 3 dimensional glass etching and stained glass (Creations Art Glass) as well as producing lapidary (rock and stone work) items in another small shop (Rocks in My Head Lapidary). I have started producing more projects of all kinds now that my wife Barb (Baubles by Barb) and I have retired from 20 years of operating a well known organic produce farm here in Grant (Funny Farm Organic Produce).
I bounce from one project to another to keep from becoming bored with any one job or project. I enjoy making all sorts of beautiful, useful things.