About the Craftsman
CHRISTOPHER RADEMACHER is a fourth generation woodworker following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, grandfather and father. He is a senior at Polo High School and although very busy with his education, he still finds time to produce quality woodworking pieces. This year as a member of the Whiteside Area Career Center Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (WACC CEO) class and created CPR Woodworking as his business.
Between high school, CEO, and college, he has constantly been working toward his goal of graduating high school and junior college in the same year. CPR Woodworking creates and sells a variety of projects including; bowls, benches, tables, picture frames, and other custom works. Throughout the year the CEO class has shown him the sheer impact that looking professional can have, as well as learning the life skills that will be so important in college and beyond.
About the Woodworking
Every piece created by CPR Woodworking is a hand-made work of art. Carefully selected raw lumber is used for solid construction and then meticulously finished. For several years Christopher and his father have created pieces for friends and family, as well as, donating several items to not-for-profit organizations as fundraisers.
Several of Christopher's designs have been entered into 4H Fairs at the county and state level and all have received top honors. Never afraid of a challenge, he entered a blanket chest made of quartersawn oak when he was only in 8th grade and has continued creating high quality pieces to this day.