Jock Holmen has dedicated his entire worklife to woodworking and woodcarving, specializing in Scandinavian styles. He was elected in January 2013 as the president of the Viking Woodcarvers Club in Bloomington, MN. 2012 marked his first year as a woodworking judge at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American National Juried Exhibitions in Decorah, Iowa. Jock was awarded his Gold Medal in woodworking in 2009 and earned six ribbons total. He won the First Place Carving award at the 2005 Northern Woods Exhibition in Minneapolis. He has appeared on television in the Twin Cities and Chicago areas, and is a frequent speaker... (more)


Take your concept drawings and reference materials to these factories. They will assist in refining your concept and thinking through the components involved in the Making Process.


A drafting specialist will create a blueprint of your idea using computer aided design (CAD) software. They make sure your design will be well-constructed.


Material suppliers will provide you with the raw materials and components of your end product.


Sample makers will assemble the first end product prototypes.