As the year is nearing the end it’s time to look back and reflect. 2019 was a productive year. I made about 8 bowls, 9 segmented birds, 2 bottle stoppers, 2 dozen pens and Christmas ornaments, a handful of snowmen,… Read More... "A year in review – 2019"
As I was taking pictures of the inventory I took to the craft market, I realized a number of the items weren’t shown on this blog so far. I guess I was too busy making them and forgot about sharing.… Read More... "State of the inventory"
I’m really enjoying working on segmented pens lately. They provide that something extra that really makes the pen stand out. I’ve finished two of these lately one with oak and wengé used in a straight and one which started life… Read More... "Segmented pens"
This was my first pen using a panache pen kit. I have been wanting to make one for some time and I finally found a reseller of the kits. It’s made from oak with a CA glue finish and I… Read More... "With a bit of panache"
As a farewell gift to a colleague a few of us bought a nice bottle of whiskey (or so I’m told). Now since these bottles aren’t exactly cheap the packaging is quite nice, but nothing is quite as nice as… Read More... "A farewell gift box"
I always liked brain teasers and puzzles. Not the jigsaw kind, but the 3d metal or wooden ones. Metal puzzles are great, but wooden puzzles are not more than great fun, they are beautiful to look at… provided you can put… Read More... "handmade wooden puzzles"