Sunday, January 16, 2011

Custom Oregon shaped Cribbage Board with lasered Elk

Dave
Bud LOVED his cribbage board!! He was so thrilled with the design and the artwork – he would pick it up every 5 minutes or so and just look at it and comment on what a wonderful job you did and that the elk was amazing!! I will take a picture and send it to you J

Thank you again, so much, for your hardwork and time to make this a very special Christmas!!

Deanna








I was contacted by a client in Oregon about a cribbage board for her husband.  She had two requests, she wanted an Elk and she wanted the shape to be in the shape of Oregon.

The Elk she found and liked online was a drawing done by Dennis McGraw. I told her, as I always tell these type of requests. It is a copywrited image, we must get permission to use it.  She agreed completely.  I called the number on his website explaining the situation.  Typically, I do not hear back from these type of inquiries.  Imagine my surprise when I got a return call from Dennis graciously agreeing to let us use his image for this project.
Thank you Dennis for allowing us to use your image.




The next step was to create the shape of Oregon State along with a four person track.

It was made out of a piece of 4/4 Hard Maple.
Once the shape was cut was done and the holes were drilled we were ready to laser  the Elk.


Here is the finished project, it really turned out nice. I think her husband will be thrilled on Christmas morning.



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Friday, January 14, 2011

Splinters Woodworks Shop Expansion

Finally I have put together a short presentation of the shop expansion project. It is my first video so bear with me.   : )      Enjoy!!

It has been a wild ride this past year.... The shop expansion was closed in last summer during a very busy year for orders and shows and is still working towards completion. I have saddled up the horses for another ride....(ok ...I really don't have any horses, but the equipment has been cleaned and warmed up and getting accustomed to their new space)....I still have a lot to do to finish the shop, but then it is possible that changes and upgrades will never end...at least I hope so...

The following video is comprised of a set of photos I took during the building process.  I have had several requests for me to post it, but due to work load have been unable to put anything together until now.  Now that it is winter and the pace has slowed a little bit, I have put them into a video format to share with you.
It is so nice to have a shop where all of my equipment has a spot and I now have a separate finish room as well as a office space.



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Thank you for your patience....now back to work here.....  :=)


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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Glacier National Park Centennial Plaques




This plaque was created and presented to Glacier National Park at the 100th birthday Centennial celebration.  It now hangs in the front lobby of Glacier National Parks headquarters.


In addition to the above big plaque I also created 120 or so smaller plaques which were presented to various volunteers and committee members for their help in making this a successful celebration.


These plaques were made out of a local harvested Birch.

It was a privilege to have been a part of this celebration.  Thanks for asking me. 






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Custom 28 inch Birch Pizza Peel

This request came from the east coast for a pizzeria there.  It is being made out of birch.


Here is how the whole process begins. Once the boards are prepared they are glued up and clamped.  The clamps and cross boards are used to ensure it stays flat while the glue is drying.














The clamps and boards have now been removed and the scraping, sanding and shaping will begins
















I place the peel in the vise to shape the handle and edges.












Another completed custom pizza peel is completed and on its way to its new home...



















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Saturday, January 1, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Happy New Years 2011...

I wish the very best to each and every one of you out there in this up coming year.

Thank you for all the support and contacts I have received from clients and family all over the world.

I am looking forward to a great 2011 with lots of new projects and ideas to share....






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