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A Northwoods logger creates unique gallery and business Submitted: 08/29/2015
TOMAHAWK - A Tomahawk man turns his love for logging into woodworking hobby and business.

Wesley Bushor shows and sells woodwork out of his home.

"I don't consider myself an artist. I'm just, I'm a logger who likes to glue sticks together," said Bushor.

Wesley Bushor started working on his wood pieces about 20 years ago.

"Being a logger I come across things all the time that I like in the woods, and I decided I'd start building some basic rustic furniture, and I built a bed. A few weeks later it fell apart, but I was hooked from then on," said Bushor.
 
Bushor's house is his gallery, and you can find his work in every room. The result: a whimsical home that showcases his love for his hobby and trade. He's proud of the work he's done.


Bushor's a fourth generation logger.

"Growing up, there was a period in my life where we lived in a bus. We didn't have a house. We lived on the job where my dad was working," said Bushor. "So for an extended period of time, my recreation, obviously I didn't want to sit in the bus, I was out in the woods all the time, building stuff."

His immersion in logging culture, isn't the main reason why Bushor creates his pieces.

"Working on furniture for me, or items, is very therapeutic, so I will feel like I need to get into the shop," said Bushor.

Bushor spends a lot of time each week in his workshop, but this summer he also taught a class in Indiana at the Mark Adams School of Woodwork.

"I told my students that failure was always and options and it's the enjoyment of building a piece instead of finishing piece or even completing a piece," said Bushor. "I'll just go in the shop sometimes and make some wooden pegs or carve on a piece, or just for the fun of doing it that's all it's about."


Story By: Wren Clair

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