Craft Supplies USA opened in the fall of 1982 at 1644 South State St. in Provo, Utah. Founded by my father Dale and I, Craft Supplies USA was started because of our desire to bring American woodturners top quality woodturning tools and equipment that existed in England and Australia but that were not available to woodturners in North America. In the spring of 1983, we began our workshop program with early instructors including Mel Lindquist, Al Stirt, Ray Key, and Rude Osolnik.
After 5 years in business, growth necessitated that we build a new warehouse facility that would provide the space we needed for future growth. We continued to grow and establish ourselves as the leader in the woodturning market and in 1987 built a new workshop facility that is considered by many of today’s top professional woodturners to be the finest in the world. Dale retired after 30 years as professor at Brigham Young University in 1995 and has been with us full time since then. Dale remains workshop director here at Craft Supplies USA and continues to teach many courses throughout the year.
Throughout the constant growth and improvements over the years, one thing has never changed, our commitment to provide the very best products and customer service to woodturners everywhere while maintaining an uplifting environment in which our employees know that they are valued and are an integral part of our success. As President of Craft Supplies USA, I am privileged to work with a team of exceptional individuals who share the common goal of making every customer experience with Craft Supplies USA a positive one where they look forward to doing business with us again.
To all of you who have helped make Craft Supplies USA a success, we are most grateful.
All the best,
Darrel Nish President