Rich Radspinner

by Michelle Muellenberg Paweiski

Rich Radspinner has always been an artist whether he was swan diving into an icy pool, creating a culinary masterpiece, spinning through the air on the side horse or using perfect massage technique to cure an athlete’s ailments.

The North Dakota native’s life reads like an adventure novel – an exciting new quest beyond each page. However, Rich’s most recent chapter may be his favorite.

More than 50 years after building his first wooden stool, Rich, along with his former employer, has started his own company and is now constructing unique wood creations that can be seen at small shops all over Rapid City.

Following in his grandfather and father’s footsteps, Rich, now 63, started his love for woodworking at an early age. “When my grandpa was alive I would watch him and my dad do stuff.” He began his own craftsmanship when he was around 9 years old living in California running around with his friends through the open fields.

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