Annette is from downstate Pennsylvania and comes from a Pennsylvania Dutch background. She has held down different jobs from sewing to becoming an American Society of Clinical Pathologist phlebotomist. She is now retired and spends her days making handmade quilts and quilted items and is considering teaching classes on quilt making. She also makes our abrasive wood paste and polish.
Tom worked as a machinist in the 80's running a Warner & Swasey turret lathe producing oil well parts from raw steels. He attended college studying Bio-chemisttry, Hematology, and Microbiology and Histology. He worked as a medical lab tech for 20 years. In his late 50's he took ill and had to give up working. He assisted his wife in helping her with the recipe of the abrasive wood paste which she now runs. I enjoy woodworking, mostly wood turning when I am able.
WE TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN MAKING OUR PASTES!! SOMEONE IS ALWAYS CHALLENGING US WITH THEIR HOME MADE PASTE AND WE WIN HANDS DOWN EVERY TIME!! OUR CUSTOMERS ARE REALLY LOYAL AND KNOW THE QUALITY. WE USE ONLY THE WHITE BEES WAX, MAKING OUR POLISH A PURE WHITE AND NOT YELLOW. OUR BEES WAX IS EVEN ORGANIC, NO ADDITIVES, NO BEE BODY PARTS LIKE SOME YELLOW WAXES HAVE IN THEM, IN OUR BOOK, ORGANIC IS BEST IN THIS DAY AND AGE OF TOO MANY CHEMICALS!! WE PAY MUCH, MUCH MORE FOR THE ORGANIC WAX, BUT THATS WHAT MAKES OUR EVEN MORE PURE! THERE ARE SOME COPY CATS APPEARING OUT THERE THESE DAYS, NO ONE CAN COMPETE WITH OUR PURITY! Remember if the lid does not say "ACKS", it says very little!! HAVE A QUESTION, CALL US AT 814-274-7777, please leave a call back number, so many times we are in the shop.