About Me

My name is Ron Messersmith and I have been a woodworker for over 50 years.  I began my love of woodworking while in the submarine service and statiioned in Hawaii in the early 1960's.  I am self taught as I believe most woodworkers are.  I have operated woodworking businesses in Hawaii, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio and Washington State where I am currently living in beautiful Poulsbo on the Kitsap pennisula west of Seattle.  My work spans a wide variety of areas from furniture to toys.  My signature toy is the American locomotive but I will make any toy and project requested.  

My home town is Wenatchee, Washington.  I graduated from Eastmont High School in 1965 and entered the Navy where I served on board 5 nuclear submarines before retiring in 1989.  I then relocated to Oak Harbor, Ohio where I worked as a foreman in the chemistry department of the Davis-Besse power plant of First Energy Corporation.  While working at Davis-Besse, I also ran a furniture repair and antique restoration business.  I left Davis-Bess in 1999 and returned to Washington state where I am have established Messersmith Woodworks. 

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