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Thomas Golding's woodworking career began at the age of 17 at the Naval Shipyard in San Francisco where he apprenticed as a boat builder. A master woodcarver and nationally recognized woodworker, Tom has specialized for the last 20 years in designing, building, and handcarving commissioned pieces.

Combining fine woodworking with traditional European woodcarving, Tom creates all types of heirloom quality furniture, decorative accessories, and architectural elements. The scope and versatility of his work is immense. From elaborately carved ceiling beams, rose windows and doors, to delicately carved clocks, Tom's pieces display the finest hand craftsmanship and artistic design.

His work has been featured in Taunton Press's "Home Furniture", in Better Homes and Gardens' "WOOD" magazine (April 2001), and he has exhibited at the Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishings Show.

Tom lives with his wife and two sons on an Icelandic sheep farm in southern Vermont. His love for shepherding, combined with his woodworking talent and his wife's interest in spinning wool, has led to a new passion--that of designing and building custom made spinning wheels and drop spindles for spinning fiber. Tom's complete line of drop spindles and spinning wheels may be viewed at

Consultation services are available for custom work in furniture, decorative accessories, architectural elements, and spinning wheels.

Visitors are welcome by appointment, to Tom's studio located at: Meadowsweet Farm, Rte 121, Saxtons River, Vt 05154, (800) 710-1872

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Please visit Golding™ Ring Spindles featuring the complete line of drop spindles, spinning wheels, and accessories,
designed and handcrafted by Thomas Golding.