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Former Georgina minister spending retirement as artist

Georgina resident Bill Major did not think he would be spending his retirement as a wood artisan.  

But that is exactly what happened.

Before he retired, he was a minister with the United Church.

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Port Bolster wood artisan hopes Stage 3 brings uptick in sales

York Region’s move to Stage 3 couldn’t come fast enough for Bill Major.

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Bill Major is a local artist from the Port Bolster area that specializes in live edge naturally treated wood cheese boards and placemats.

A former United Church minister, Bill is now spending his retirement as a wood artisan. Each hand crafted product is locally sourced from a saw mill, then air dried for 4 months and treated with 10 coats of food safe and eco-friendly hemp seed oil and 2 coats of bees wax.

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"Bill's boards are a great addition to our Restaurant, the unique character of each board compliments the natural elements in our dining room and simplicity of our food. He is a craftsman to wood as a chef is to food"... Rob Gentile, Executive Chef and an owner, Buca Restaurant,  604 King St., West, Toronto, Ontario
"Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Bill and purchasing two of his hand-crafted wood trays.  I love the natural and rustic beauty of them and they work perfectly at my home in the countryside of Niagara-on-the-Lake.  This is both an excellent quality product and it is such a pleasure to deal with a wood artisan as passionate as Bill.  I love this product!  I plan on purchasing more as gifts in the future!" ... Charles the Butler; the Marilyn Denis Show, CTV.
"Working with Bill has been just tremendous.  We were so happy to discover his beautiful boards which are perfect for our cheese and charcuterie platters.  The wood is simply stunning and well treated.  Our food shines on these platters." Emma Bequaj, winner of Chopped Canada,  Emma's Eatery Catering, Toronto.
 "Bill always finds exactly what I ask for regarding size and colour/wood type and has it shipped to me quickly and very thoughtfully and safely.  You can tell he cares a lot about what he's doing, it really reflects in his amazing craftmanship and attention to detail.  Bill's boards are beautiful and his finishes are natural and food safe.   The wax oil blend he provides works so well and my boards have looked fabulous for years, with lots of regular use".  Katie Eyre, Founder and Creative Lead, Brie and Banquet Wild Catering Co. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
"I recently ordered several of the walnut charcuterie boards form Live Edged Woodcraft for myself and a couple of friends.  Bill was extremely helpful in helping us get exactly what we wanted.  The boards arrived very quickly and are absolutely gorgeous.  I am so impressed with the craftmanship and customer service from Live Edged Woodcraft. I  will be ordering cheese boards for gifts!", Susan Rea, Professional Interior Designer, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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