Let me introduce myself
Hi, I'm Karen and I make the pieces you see on this site. I also offer my handmade items at my shops on Handmade at Amazon and Etsy .
I grew up and still live in Jacksonville, Florida. My mother was a teacher and my father was a carpenter. Therefore, I grew up in a household of modest means. The value of an education was not a choice, but a requirement. If something was broken, you fixed it or you went without. Needless to say, I have always been comfortable around power tools.
After many years teaching Earth Science to seventh and eighth graders, I currently work part-time as a high school academic advisor. I spend my weekends honing my skills in my workshop. I am also a wife, mother, and grandmother.
Years ago my students nicknamed me Mrs. Hendy. I kept that name and consider it a privilege to be called Mrs. Hendy. Since I dabble in woodworking, another teacher suggested combining Hendy and wood creating the name Hendywood.