Carvers, Turners, and Burners: A Showcase of North Country Woodwork


William Drinkwine
614 State Highway 31
Massena, N.Y. 13662
315-769-6485

William Drinkwine was born at the base of Belfry Mountain, a fire watchtower in the Adirondack Mountains. He has been working with wood all his life. A retired industrial arts teacher, Drinkwine is currently a wood turner but has also made furniture and cabinets.Working from a shop at home, he likes to use wood that is native to the area including white ash, maple and hickory. Drinkwine gets his material from a variety of sources – “blow downs” from storms, neighbors dropping off pieces or hunting trips in the woods. In fact, Drinkwine reports that he spends as much time looking for wood as he does deer. William Drinkwine’s work is available through several North Country galleries including Creative Spirit in Potsdam and the Gallery in Canton.

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