Dwight Hostetter - Showing Artist
Dwight Hostetter, an avid woodworking hobbyist, has been involved in woodworking for about 28 years. After seeing and admiring pictures of Nantucket Lightship baskets a few years ago, he decided to give it a try. Dwight’s first basket went to his wife, his second to his mother and before you knew it, he was producing baskets for friends and complete strangers. Dwight has taught one class in Nantucket Lightship Basket making and is in demand to teach more. He makes all the components of his baskets from trees or milled lumber with the exception of the cane weaving and the metal rivets and brads. He even cuts down an occasional white oak tree which is used in the staves, rims and handles of the baskets. The baskets bottoms are usually made out of cherry, but occasionally have been made out of walnut, bubinga and other woods.
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