Mike Blaschka has lived in Southern Oregon all his life. His inner artist showed up early in the form of wood burning and painting, with some examples still on display at mom and dad’s. Woodworking is now his craft of choice, creating functional and beautiful items with his wife, Kelly, in their home-based wood shop. When he’s not sawing and sanding, he’s spending time with his grandchildren, volunteering for the local fire department, and enjoying the outdoors.