About Modern American Vintage
Grandpa had the greatest wood shop I can remember. Each day spent with him building wooden toys and bird houses will always be treasured. So when my son came along, I had the greatest urge to recreate those memories for him as well as I could. So I cleared out some garage space and began cobbling together the makings of a workshop from garage sales and Facebook Marketplace.
I didn't have much of an idea of exactly what I wanted to make at first in order to fund my new expensive hobby. Here I was with a fully equipped shop and nothing to recoup my expenses, but for me it was very much an "If you build it, they will come" scenario. I knew it would just take some time to figure out exactly what my 'it' would be. So when my quilting mother's cheap point turner broke, I figured she should have something much more substantial and beautiful. I came up with a maple and spalted koa point turner, and then wondered what other kind of value could I bring to quilters and other artisans to further enjoy their craft?
My name is Chris Hanson and I would like to invite you to follow along with me as I continue this ever evolving adventure!