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Vintage Carved Whale Bookends

Handmade gifts can be tricky. If the finished product isn’t gift-worthy, not only will you embarrass yourself, but you’ll also put the recipient in the awkward position of feeling obligated to accept it, whether they want it or not. 1,063 more words


Carving a Norse Antiquity

While I wait for my Christmas tree to dry out, I thought I would post one of my earliest projects.

This Viking is the first completed carving that I’m actually proud of. 1,050 more words


Ocean Waves Frame Progress

Ah yes, it’s been a long time coming and now the plan to become known as a custom, boutique framer is under way.  My goal is to establish my work here somewhere between those frames that are priced in the thousands of dollars and the big box frames that are okay for framing diplomas or you grandkids picture but not really gallery quality.   565 more words


Quick and Easy Fall Shadow Boxes

Fall is the crafting season. The colors, the textures, and all the celebrations beg us to create. Yet, our full calendars make it hard to find the time to work on projects.   351 more words

Basswood Surfaces

TC Noir, Part I

It is always at some warehouse, the last building on the left, Gene thought to himself as he slowly turned the steering wheel of the minivan.  703 more words


Blocks make it better

Along the way to this point, I thought “this thing seems weird, and small”.  Blocks changed that.  There are so many variations of instrument shape still available – even though I’ve finalized the design and built the mold – simply through block size and shape. 249 more words

Bass Building