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Mountain rain

This is what happens when you play with milk paint and a set of carving gouges. Carved basswood cabinet/bookshelf in middle earth style. Mahogany back and base. Slanting the tongue and groove back pieces was a lot of fun. The … Continue reading

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Frame and panel Chest of walnut

I built this to match a walnut Prairie couch and loveseat that I had already built for some valued clients. All solid black walnut with a purple-heart bottom. I feel like I have finally nailed the lapped and half-lapped miter.

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Carved walnut frames

I finished this hand-carved solid walnut frame for an image taken by Lasala images for cross fanatic Mike Hall. I love combining my passion for fine woodworking and cycling. I can  make these frames and professionally mount your image for … Continue reading

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St. Johns Valet

Version two of the St John’s coat rack is now complete and ready for the Lumber to Legacy program auction in Albany Oregon (http://cityofalbany.net/lumbertolegacy). The lumber was salvaged from a construction project in Albany that removed seven very large native … Continue reading

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St John’s valet

The St. Johns bridge here in Portland has always been among my favorite US bridges. Designed by engineer and poet David B. Steinman, the bridge was the longest suspension bridge in existence at the time of its construction. Mr. Steinman … Continue reading

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Walnut picture frames with Bicycle advertisement prints

I just completed a run of hand-carved walnut picture frames for a series of bicycle advertisement re-prints I’d been collecting.  They combine two of my passions- cycling and woodworking. I have many more of these prints available, and will be … Continue reading

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more sushi-boxes

Another run of boxes finished and photographed. If your interested in one, let me know here. Prices specified do not include shipping.

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Prairie Couch in Eastern American Walnut

I recently completed the first of three prairie style couches. They are based upon a design by Frank Lloyd Wright and fit nicely in both an arts and crafts as well as in a modern setting. The one shown in … Continue reading

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New stuff keeping me busy, old stuff needing to get finished…

I’ve been pretty busy these days between hanging with my kids while my wife works a long stretch of days, as well as kindergarten round-ups, getting our home ready for sale and acquiring the oak I need for a recent … Continue reading

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Batman coat rack

Here in our household, we have a coat problem. A serious coat problem. Too many coats, not enough closet or hanging space. Coats end up strewn on the ground (where guess who get to pick them up), or stuffed into … Continue reading

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