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Screen door for porch

I used this door as a practice piece before I took on the larger more complicated entry door. I used basswood because it is light and easily carveable. Normally, one…

Osage Bench

I made this bench from the last pieces of osage orange that I had on hand. The tree does not grow where I live now, but grows from about Grand…

Three-legged white oak table

This¬† little table was made from part of a very large warped gnarly piece of white oak which I laboriously cut and trimmed and planed into four separate workable pieces….

Cherry table/bench

¬† I made a handful of tops: one cherry, two mulberry and one walnut, finished them and set them aside. The wood I used spoke to small tables and, although…

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Vene

This poured model represents a very special project I’ve been trying to do for many years now. It addresses the issue of violence in our society and encourages us to…

Walnut Table

My sister had this piece of walnut sitting outside her garage and it was sufficiently aged so that I could not tell what kind of wood it was. It’s a…

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Box Elder Hall Not-a-Table

I belong to a woodturners group who got together to look at an old dying box elder tree. It appeared on the outside to have a lot of integrity left…

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walnut wood spirit

I was bored. I hadn’t done a wood spirit style carving in a long time, so I went to the wood pile and pulled a very wet piece of walnut…

hall “table”

I started working on a fairly large piece of box elder that I had gotten when a bunch of us took down an old tree. I knew that the chances…

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Trout Relief Carving

I tried something different here. I was trying for something a little more impressionistic or “outsider”. It was fun to work on this. I chose the background piece of mahogany…

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