Bill Babine, Woodwork

After enjoying a forty year career as an English teacher and soccer coach, Bill turned his attention to toy and furniture design in his Goffstown workshop.

All of the items Bill produces are made from native hardwoods like cherry, ash and oak.

He is well-known for the wooden toys he creates, which hearken to days gone by. His array of toys includes cars, trucks, trains and flying machines; a menagerie of woodland and exotic animals, that come with or without an ark; 3D puzzles and pull toys that “hop” behind their strings. All of these are finished with water-based products.

Bill also enjoys building antique replica boxes, such as multi-draw seed boxes that were used to store and dry seeds over the winter for use in spring planting, and traditional slide-top candle boxes that serve as safe keeping for tapers.

Bill has been a member of Valley Artisans since 2013 accepts special orders.

handmade wooden puzzles