A Little About Myself

My name is Monty Boleyn, and I have been programming computers for a living since the early 1980's.

As I approach my inevitable obsolescence in my primary profession, I have returned to doing that which has always brought me great satisfaction. I LOVE to make things. Beautiful things. Practical things. Whimsical things. All kinds of things. I delight in making things that bring a smile to the face of those I make them for.

Truth be told, I've been crafting things longer than I have been a programmer, starting with model kits as a kid in the 1960's. I have had the privilege over the decades of having teachers and mentors and peers willing to show me better or newer ways of doing things, so the "newness" of making things has never diminished.

Over the decades I have accumulated the tools and skills in a wide variety of fabrication domains. You can browse some recent projects here and judge for yourself. I wish I had been more disciplined in photographing past projects.

I enjoy getting new projects that present new challenges, and many of the things I do for others are very unique, "one of a kind" sorts of builds.

I'm the old guy in the photo. The handsome young man on the other side of the CNC machine is my son, Aaron. The delightful young lady taking this selfie is his wife, Emily. Here we were making some cutting boards she requested to give out as Christmas gifts.

My small home based shop is not really set up for large production runs, so if you have a project that involves making 100's of items, I'm not really the guy for you.

On the other hand, if you have a unique item in mind, or if you need the customization of standard items for limited runs (say a dozen or so), I might just be able to help you out.

If you have any questions about anything you see here, like something in the Project Gallery, by all means Send Me a Message.

Thanks for Visiting!

A rare photo of the shop robot Milo actually doing something useful, taking some palette wood over to the jointer to square it up.