About Smith Crafters
Smith Crafters is a one man craft studio located in Idaho and run by Anthony Smith. It was once my soul source of income but has now faded away a little bit into a hobby. I still enjoy creating things, and put just as much if not more effort into each and every piece as before, it's just not something I market as often now days.
Now days I'm a BMW motorcycle mechanic for a living.
Smith Crafters started my Freshman year of high school. After taking woodshop class I found a special set of skills and a love for the lathe. Purchasing my own wood lathe for at home during spring break, I jumped at the opportunity to have a hobby and make things. Throughout high school I made and sold many pens. I made these pens using wood and acrylic and pen kits bought from a craft store. In my junior and senior year I also started making duck calls. Shortly after graduation I discovered casting resin. I made a few rings before, but I started using rings as a way to hone my skills with pouring the resin to get a good mix of colors. The original plan was to cast resin and then hybrid resin (wood burls with resin) blanks to make fancy duck calls with. That never really happened. I started posting photos of my rings online and soon found a small following and people asking me to make more and more and wilder rings. So that's the path a followed. At some point in 2017-2018 I went back to my roots a little bit and started making pens again. However this time I didn't purchase any kits online. I cast my own material. Cut my own threads, and designed my own pen from start to finish (minus the nib). I've made many other items in the past besides just pens and rings though. I've made a few tobacco pipes, guitar picks, pendants, medical bracelets, straight razor restorations, bowls, vases, bottle stoppers, shave brushes, end tables and a coffee table, Christmas tree ornaments, vape tips, ear gauges, seam rippers, and probably more things that escape memory.
I enjoy building things. Besides that though I have more hobbies! I enjoy camping, hunting, riding motorcycles, backpacking occasionally, building vintage motorcycles, archery, and many more.
I was very happily married in early 2020! I have a 3 year old border collie/Australian shepherd that enjoys being a shop dog. 3 motorcycles to keep me moving and busy. Tons of tools to keep my hands occupied. Overall I live a very happy life.
My greatest passion though is making others happy through my work. Whether its fixing someones bike or making them a wedding ring they love. That's where my true joy comes from. AND my wife!!!