“WE’RE JUST AVERAGE AMERICANS, starting a business with a Woodmaster Drum Sander”

Meet Russell and Beverly Yanney with their Woodmater Drum Sander!

Meet Russell and Beverly Yanney with their Woodmater Drum Sander!

“My wife and I have owned a 50” Woodmaster Drum Sander for 5 years. When you do precision wood working like we do, FLAT is essential.”    — Russell and Beverly Yanney, Green Forest, Arkansas

The Yanneys may have started with no woodworking experience but they certainly have it now. They used their CNC router to carve the Marine Corps logo, "But the wood must be flat first," says Russell. "Getting wood truly flat without the Woodmaster Drum Sander is impossible."

The Yanneys may have started with no woodworking experience but they certainly have it now. They used their CNC router to carve the Marine Corps logo, “But the wood must be flat first,” says Russell. “Getting wood truly flat without the Woodmaster Drum Sander is impossible.”

“My wife, Beverly, and I got started in woodworking in about 2009 when we were renovating a house we purchased. We’re just average Americans, not trained woodworkers. Our backgrounds are in the medical field. We started woodworking from zero and didn’t even know the difference between different types of wood.

Here's a closeup of inlaid lettering. The Yanneys create a perfectly flat surface with their Woodmaster Drum Sander, then use their laser cutter to cut both the letters and the spaces they'll fit into.

Here’s a closeup of the Yanney’s  inlaid lettering skill. The Yanneys create a perfectly flat surface with their Woodmaster Drum Sander, then use their laser cutter to cut both the letters and the spaces they’ll fit into.

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Building a viable woodworking business

We’re now expanding our scope and developing our work into a viable woodworking business. We already do craft fairs and have a small storefront in our town. My wife is already full time at it and I’m part time. She does the design work and I do the engineering. We’re making custom cedar benches, jewelry boxes, custom chests, fireplace mantles, chopping block tables, and more.

Wildlfe scenes like these are popular among the Yanney's customers. After sanding the wood perfectly flat and smooth with the Woodmaster, they carved this outdoor scene with their CNC router.

Wildlfe scenes like these are popular among the Yanney’s customers. After sanding the wood perfectly flat and smooth with the Woodmaster, they carved this outdoor scene with their CNC router.

We got started with a small planer, a table saw, and a chop saw. One thing led to another and I found a CNC router and a 50-watt laser cutter I couldn’t pass up. That led us to purchase our Woodmaster Drum Sander. The CNC router and the laser cutter have such high precision and low tolerance, the workpiece must be flat.

“Woodmaster holds tolerances to 0.0001 — that’s ONE HUNDRED THOUSANDTHS of an inch!”

Flatness and precision are essential in our work because we work in thousandths of an inch. The Woodmaster Drum Sander holds tolerances to 0.00001 – that’s 100 thousandths of an inch – side to side and end to end. Without our Woodmaster Drum Sander, getting wood flat is just impossible.

A beautiful jewelry box by the Yanneys. Woodmaster created the flat surfaces; their laser cutter created the floral designs.

A beautiful jewelry box by the Yanneys. Woodmaster created the flat surfaces; their laser cutter created the floral designs.

We use the Drum Sander in our inlay work. We sand the workpieces flat with the Woodmaster then use the laser to cut the inlaid pieces and the recesses they fit into. Then we sand the surface flat, even, and smooth with the Woodmaster. We do our bas relief carving work with the CNC router. Here, too, flatness is key and we prepare our workpieces on the Drum Sander.

The Yanneys own a Woodmaster Molder/Planer, too.

The Yanneys own a Woodmaster Molder/Planer, too.

Quality, versatility, affordability

We actually got an 18” Woodmaster Molder/Planer before the Drum Sander. I chose Woodmaster because it’s American made. I wanted good quality, versatility, and it didn’t cost $10,000 like some machines do.

We’re both perfectionists. When we say ‘perfect’ we mean it and Woodmaster helps us achieve it.

“Write the check”

I’d tell anybody who’s thinking about getting a Woodmaster, ‘Write the check!’ It’s American made, easy to use, and you don’t have to be a mechanic to maintain it. You can definitely make money with a Woodmaster. It does what you ask it to do.”

— Russell Yanney, Woodmaster Drum Sander & Molder Planer Owner, Arkansas

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