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About Rich Wells

What started off as a last-minute, “omg we need a retirement gift” has become a fun side-hustle

A Marine for 30 years, I’ve worked in many different types of workplaces, Army posts, Marine bases, and with a diverse group of people. For as far back as I can remember, I was the “go-to guy” in my command when it came to unique items for retirement gifts, end-of-tour gifts, and other special occasions. This is because I could make anything!
And when I say that I’ve made some unique gifts, I’m not kidding…
  • Need a wooden sword with a coin in the handle? Check.
  • Want a wooden plaque that resembles Mt. Whitney as an end-of-tour gift for an assault climber? Got it.
  • Got to have a metal and wood Viking shield with rune markings and fake blood for the chief of staff because he goes to ‘battle’ every day? YES SIR!
But hands down, the most requested and favorite items among the troops are the rustic wooden flags.
Whether the order was for the “George Washington,” a one-of-a-kind flag that is sanded to give a 3D wavy effect, or the “Ben Franklin,” a lockable security & storage box to hide the tactical tools or other valuables, each one is handmade right here in my workshop in Whispering Pines, NC.
Be sure to visit our booth at Twigg & Co. in Aberdeen, NC, or feel free to send me a message with feedback, questions, or requests.
– Rich

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Store Location

Twigg & Co.
206 N. Sandhills Blvd.
Aberdeen, NC

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Email: hello [at]
Facebook: @WellsWoodwerx

Store Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm