Over the last year and some change I’ve really gotten into golfing and love doing it with my friends, dad, and Julia.
My fiancé Julia and I have been together for over 5 years and are getting married in August 2020. She has been a huge help over the years as a shipping manager and creative inspiration.
Cal Poly SLO is where I attended my undergrad, graduating in 2018. I started my MBA there in 2019 and will have completed it by June 2020.
My name is Casey Martin, and I am the owner and only employee of Wine Country Woodworks. You may know me from Youtube. At the time of writing this I am a 24 year old college grad student, from Sebastopol, California. I am currently going to school at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, studying a Masters in Business Administration.
I took woodshop as a freshmen in high school, and although I only took one year of it, I became really interested in it. However it wasn’t until I started wood turning over a year ago, that I really got interested in wood working and all that wood turning has to offer. I love my hobby and turning it into a business has been a ton of fun as well.
Being raised in Sonoma County, the heart of the Wine Country, right next to Napa, I have been surrounded by vineyards all my life. Once I got into casting pen blanks with Alumilite, it occurred to me that casting grapevine for “worthless wood” or hybrid pen blanks, would be perfect. I also noticed that no one else does it, and so it is a solid little niche that I have.
My grapevine pen blanks are sandblasted to remove all bark, then stabilized in Cactus Juice resin, and only cast in Alumilite. This process results in the highest quality grapevine pen blanks possible.