About Red Lion Woodcraft

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Welcome to Red Lion Woodcraft. I hope you like what you see here. I’ve been working with wood for fun and out of necessity my whole life, and about nine years ago I finally built myself a real workshop, with a full second floor for my wife’s craft studio. While my wife is busy making clothes and quilts, I am downstairs making sawdust. And you can bet I hear about it when my dust gets up in her room.

My goal in starting Red Lion Woodcraft is to spend my time making high quality tools, toys, gadgets and gifts from wood and drop completely out of the rest of the rat race. I have not been completely successful at this yet so I also hold down a full time job building office furniture. Most of my products are tools and accessories for quilting. I got into this line because of my wife’s hobby (addiction) and have been making them ever since. Actually I can make just about anything you might want and I love to try new things.

I generally only make things "on demand", though I often keep a small inventory of things I sell regularly. This is mostly because of the "custom" nature of what I do and because I don’t have a lot of storage space. Most of the small items I am already tooled-up for will usually be ready in 7 to 10 days. Special requests will, of course, take longer. Preferring the look of natural wood, I rarely use stains, and generally everything that leaves here is finished with two or three coats of gloss or satin polyurethane or lacquer. You can, however, pencil in special requests when you place your order. If you are looking for something unique, just send me an email .

I accept payment through PayPal, Square, or by personal check. I typically ship USPS Priority Mail (3 days) or Parcel Post (cheaper, but up to two weeks). I also collect sales tax in the state of Pennsylvania.

Red Lion Woodcraft is located in a rural area of south-central Pennsylvania, surrounded by farmland and woodlots. I can get almost any species of wood you want through local supply houses, including imported, exotic varieties. Please remember that some of the fancy woods may cost quite a bit more than common local varieties, and may take longer to obtain. Let me make something for you.

Al Solter


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