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The Yankee Woodsmith Woodcrafts was founded by Ken Cayer. Ken has the reputation for producing fine handmade woodcrafts ranging from the simple to more esoteric items.

Ken’s love for woodworking dates back to 1958. He was faced with making a decision which career path to pursue at his high school vocational facility, wood shop and electronics held the most interest. He chose electronics and went on to make a career of it, turning to woodworking as a hobby. After retiring Ken turned his attention to assembling a wood working shop and pursuing his interest in wood working.

Ken worked 37 years for a fortune Five Hundred company as a field Service Engineer, He and his wife Kaaren also owned a photographic studio specializing in high end Wedding and Portrait photography. Ken has many interest and hobbies ranging from Ham radio, photography, cooking, gardening, hiking, wood working, Eastern Philosophy specifically Buddhist, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Metaphysics, Martial arts which include Judo, Karate, mediation and Tai-Chi Chi-Chung.

Ken is certified in Ushi Do Reiki and also holds degrees in two forms of Karate. Ken’s wood crafts reflect the training and background he has in eastern culture.

Most of the wood used in his products are native to New Hampshire and are all personally selected by Ken. The wood is kiln dried to specific moisture content and must be of the highest quality to be used in any of his projects. Most of the items produced by the Yankee Woodsmith are unique and custom made to order.

Ken aka The Yankee Woodsmith is known worldwide for his very high quality wood crafts. They are all made by him in his workshop in NH. The Yankee Woodsmith has been involved with the martial arts for over 50 years and has practiced meditation for 25 years or more. His meditation stools and benches are designed from actual use and experience; as a result they are constructed to give you the proper support needed for a comfortable meditation session. All his wood crafts have a lifetime warranty

-- Ken The Yankee Woodsmith

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#1 posted 12-22-2014 08:30 PM

Does anyone know if Rust-Oleum changed the formula for Watco Danish Oil? The last 4 cans I purchased were very very thick, like syrup and difficult to use, I am not able to reach any one at Rust-Oleum.

-- Ken The Yankee Woodsmith

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#2 posted 12-23-2014 05:38 PM

Sounds like the cans were old ?

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#3 posted 12-23-2014 06:59 PM

The cans of Watco I am referring to are brand new stock that just came in. Rust-Oleum has not answered my e-mails to tech support regarding the issue, and so far I have been unable to reach anyone at their customer service center.

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#4 posted 12-23-2014 10:56 PM

The can I am using now was purchased a few weeks ago at Menards … has the same consistency as others I have used.

You might try posting this as a Forum topic … you’ll catch more eyes there than here on you workshop page.

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