Derek Olson

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Derek Olson

Derek Olson

Derek Olson runs the Oldwolf Workshop Studio in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He is first a husband and father and makes his living as a healthcare professional, but deep down he is obsessed with historical woodworking, tools, and furniture. He has a condition known as ABAD (Acute Book Acquisition Disorder) and supports that habit through freelance illustration, photography, writing, and the occasional furniture commission. Other distractions include medieval reenactment, experimental archeology, replica prop and model making, tabletop gaming, hiking, and comic books. He is currently working on both a book on medieval furniture and writing and illustrating a comic book. He has published articles in Popular Woodworking Magazine and Mortise & Tenon Magazine and has maintained a blog following his creative adventures at www.blog.oldwolfworkshop.com for the last decade. He tracks the day-to-day in his shop on Instagram @oldwolf_workshop.

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