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Al Ladd and Marilyn Beal

Marilyn and Al  

 I started Fine Edge Woodworking in 1982, months after graduating from Amherst College, and Marilyn and I  met later that year in the funky old Worcester, MA factory building where I had my first shop, and  Marilyn had a weaving studio. We've been working together making our wood products since 1997.
We moved out to Colrain, in the hills just west of the Connecticut River in 1988, renovating an old barn into a studio/apartment (not to be confused with a studio apartment), and building our house a couple years later . Our home is on land we lease from the Valley Community Land Trust.
We sold our work almost exclusively by wholesaling  through galleries from the early 80's until 2002, when we built this web site. Now we sell direct to customers all over the Unites States of America, and beyond. Our specialties are spectacular jewelry boxes, end grain cutting boards, small decorative boxes, and increasingly, custom boxes of all kinds.
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