Who's Gary?
Hello I'm Gary. After retiring I moved to the mountains and started to enjoy life. I became interested in the local folk crafts like wood carving, chair caning, wood turning ,painting and basket making. My latest is making the Nantucket baskets and molds.I was trained buy an old time maker from Nantucket.
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All baskets and molds have been crafted by Gary

Who's Gary?

Baskets

I hand make each basket using various size cane and styles of weaving. They are all Nantucket style with different size molds. Some have a little color woven in, others are the traditional style with handles I put wooden rims and lids on some. Special color and weaves available on request.

Molds

All my molds are hand turned one at a time. I try to make the shape pleasing to the eye. Most of my molds are solid unless noted. Some of the bigger molds are hollow because of the weight, but they can all be solid. They are all finished with 5 coats of laquer unless you want it unfinished. A screw insert that uses a 10-24 screw to hold the base on is in place. I also drill a 3/8" hole for mounting the mold, that can also be changed. Different sizes (width and height) available on request.

Contact

I am a small shop and are set up to answer questions and take orders only by e-mail. Please e-mail: gary@nantucketbasketmolds.com