Sep 18, 2016

RIP Derek Ott

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our good friend and past employee Derek Ott.

Many of you might also remember him from his time spent at working at Cut & Dried Hardwoods (Solana Beach, CA) and the Palomar College woodworking program.

Derek was an amazing artist with a unique and quirky sense of humor.

We remember him once coming to work wearing a Darth Vader style mask that he carved completely by hand out of a solid chunk of Cocobolo.

He continued to wear the mask throughout the course of the day while he completed his daily tasks (filling orders, restacking wood, etc.)

We have an awesome picture of him wearing the mask saved somewhere. If we ever find it, we will make sure to post it.

He will be missed.

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