Hoosier Woodworks

I am a professional woodworker, specializing in designing items just for you to solve your problems and help make your life better. I'm located at 118 E Ridgeview Dr., Bloomington, Indiana.

You can reach me at 812-325-9823 or roger@hoosierwoodworks.com

March 10, 2021

Too Much Work-Not Enough Workers!

I am blessed to receive phone calls and emails almost daily asking me to fix this or build that. I am honored people seek me out but frustrated I can't help more people with their projects. I'm just swamped. All the craftsmen I referred people to are swamped! The Coaching program has helped. I have been able to get out o....err, help people work on their project with a little guidance and encouragement. The problem is there just are not a lot of craftsmen left. All my mentors are either retired or dead. We need younger people stepping into the trade and providing services. HHhhhmmmmmm..... that gives me an idea......
Here's to a Better 2021 !!!

blockplane for woodworking classes


Finally, after many encouraging emails and phone calls, I have launched a coaching program. Not the same as a classroom setting, coaching does offer many benifits to those who don't want the time and expense of travel, don't need a 6-hour class to find the answer to a 15-minute question, or simply can't attend an in-person class.

Using our smartphones, Zoom, Skype and email I will answer all your woodworking and other questions or walk you through a project. Bob from Pittsburgh is making great progress on a wood canvas canoe restoration. Stacey from Indianapolis got her husband a 2-hour session for Christmas....opps! Use your time all at once or break it up into many small sessions. $45 per 60 minute session. Visit my store for more information.

Rolling filler into the canvas.

Hoosier Woodworks on Journey Indiana

The local PBS station did a short flick of me working on a canoe.

Online Store

Welcome to my store. All items are handmade by me, now with FREE SHIPPING !!!
Hoosier Woodworks Flag Case

Flag Cases

Protect and display the burial flag of your fallen veteran, firefighter or law enforcement officer in this handcrafted flag case made here, in the USA. Made from American black cherry or maple this case is made to the highest standards using dovetailed reinforced corner joints, not only for strength and durability, but also for its unique beauty. The beautiful, rich grain pattern is protected with  (...more)

Hoosier Woodworks Soap Rest

White Oak Soap Rest

Extend the life of your favorite bath soap with this white oak soap rest. White oak is the strongest, most rot-resistant wood in North America and will last for years. Wide, deep grooves allow water to drain away and air to circulate around your bar of soap, extending its useful life. No more “gucky” (...more)

Bullet Pens

This unique pen is made from two of the most popular rifle bullets in the US: The Springfield .30-06 and the Winchester .308. The .308-06 bullet is a 30 caliber round introduced to the US Army in 1906, replacing the earlier .30-03. It remained in service through World War I, World War II, the Koren War, and the Vietnam War. The .30-06 developed a strong following among big game (...more)

Wood Blocks

A local food columnist "just loves the feel and balance" of these forks. Handmade from local hard maple, these forks are a pleasure to use; toss a salad, stir roasting walnuts or sweat some onions. Finished with a little coat of walnut oil (will NOT go rancid, NOT made from petroleum). (...more)

Scrap Wood

I just can’t throw this away. I’m hoping some creative crafters can use this mixed box of mostly hardwoods, oaks, cherry, maple, walnut, some pine and cabinet plywood to make some interesting and cool things. Teachers may want a box of scrap wood for building projects, ecology lessons, and science lessons or “just to keep the little angels occupied for ten minutes!” All different shapes and sizes, unsanded, (...more)
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