For a few months I had been looking for a gift with a design of bagpipes. Bram had made some beautiful maple leaf coasters which lead to his wife designing the bagpipe design & Bram making the coasters, within a few days I had a beautiful set of handmade one of a kind coasters for a special person who has everything.
I don’t do customer reviews very often (even though I should), but I felt it was important to do one for Bram and his company. He is a wonderful craftsman, who is innovative and cares deeply about his work and customers.
I had a unique project that I couldn’t get done. I wanted 90, yes 90, park and river names engraved on 3 paddles. A gift for my wife celebrating all the canoe trips we had done. It was December and I wanted it for Christmas.
“Too Funny” and “Not Possible” was the typical response from people I spoke to. That was until I dropped into Bram’s Merrickville shop. He listened intently to what I wanted to get done. He asked a few expert questions, made a few excellent suggestions that I had not thought of and then said; “90 names engraved on 3 paddles in 2 weeks before Christmas...let’s give it a try..”
Bram was back in short order with the first of 3 paddles done. It was exactly what I was looking for so he finished other 2 in time for the tree. It was wonderful gift and my wife was very pleased.
Btw while all this was going on Bram was in the process of building a new shop (which is awesome) and he did a ton of running around to help me find someone to paint and finish the paddles as well.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Bram and if you want quality and innovation in wood working he is the man.
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