Leon Hoffman and his wife are "back to the landers." They have lived on their wild farm in Tilly, AR for over forty years. This is just the kind of guy we love at LocalWe. Leon learned the art of "lathe work" and turning and how to make early American rolling pins and biscuit/cookie cutters from his father. Those designs have been in Leon's family for over 200 years.
Later, Leon expanded his craft to include making wonderful hand carved wooden toys like spinning tops, the jumping rabbit and the amazing marble maze that are part of Ozark traditions. He also hand makes wooden pasta cutters, massage tools and other designs, all of which we love.
Leon takes great pride in his work and is dedicated to the worksmanship and preservation of the historical heritage. All of his wood is found locally and sustainably harvested. Way to go Leon. We are so happy to be working with you!
I’m always a little skeptical, buying anything off of Facebook, but this little mahogany pin is really really beautiful. Used it for the first time this morning and it rolled well, cleaned easy and it’s now one of my most favorite kitchen pieces that I have. Well done!