About

Meet The Wood Butcher

Mike "The Wood Butcher" Blackard

Mike “The Wood Butcher” Blackard

Making something out of a piece of wood means a lot to me and comes easily for me. I love to show other people what I can do. I try to make you a quality product for a fair price and give you the best service I can…

It seems like I have been working with wood all of my life. I can remember watching my Dad build a rabbit hutch in the back yard when I was 6 or 7 years old. He didn’t use any plans or drawings: only what what was in his head. The hutch went together, and held quite a few rabbits for a long time. Maybe something started back then… Both of my Grandfathers were carpenters, and I think some of that rubbed off on me.

After high school I attended college for a year, then I switched to a Vo-Tech school to study carpentry, cabinetmaking and bricklaying. I entered the job market when construction was in a slump. After several years of different jobs, I started to buy a few tools and started making sawdust.

I began my woodworking “career” making Christmas presents for my family and friends. I then started going to a few craft shows. I tried to make a living off of wood for a couple of years, but I had to go get a “real” job to pay the bills. During this time in my life I met my wife and things really started to look up.

Since our marriage, I am now able to devote 100% of my time to my wood crafts. We went to about a dozen smaller craft shows in the Fall of 1998. We sold our crafts in two craft malls, had crafts on consignment in several shops, and ventured into the computer world.

The Wood Butcher Shoppe

View of the shop

The Wood Butcher Shoppe

The Wood Butcher Shoppe

Mike at a gallery event

Mike displaying his works at a gallery event

Mike busy sawing on the scroll saw

Mike busy sawing on the scroll saw

 

Our web site (http://woodbutcher.hypermart.net) became a reality December 31, 1998.  woodbutchershoppe.com is our current web site! Since 1999, I have been busy with internet orders from all over the USA and the world.

Due to a busy internet business, we bought a building for my shop and opened up a store in the front part. If you are ever near Beaver, OK- stop by. It is on Main street. The name of my “dream shop” is The Wood Butcher Shoppe.

I  sell my wood crafts in an art gallery in Ulysses, Kansas and in several other consignment places.

I try to make a quality product for a fair price, and give you good service. Hopefully I can do something for you.

Mike making a bowl on the lathe

Mike making a bowl on the lathe

I have a complete woodworking shop and can make just about anything:… shelves … signs … pen and pencil sets … picture frames … cabinets … intricate scroll saw work … chair leg replacements …

The Wood Butcher Shoppe

(580) 625-4787

Cell number (580) 527-1813

Fax number (580)625-4787 or toll free (866) 372-7991

email: wdbutchr@gmail.com

P.O. Box 982

Beaver, OK 73932