Monthly Archives: August 2013

2013 Great Lakes Leather Association

I had a wonderful time at GLLA.  This was my first time at the event, and if they’ll have me back, I would like to become a regular vendor there. Advertisements

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Smell my wood… really!

At Great Lakes Leather I had a few pieces of finished lignum vitae for sale.  It is a beautiful wood and has a lovely scent.  Now I can ask potential customers if they have smelled my wood, as well as … Continue reading

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The Octagon Project

At Great Lakes Leather Association, I got a very nice request.  I am working on an octagonal version of sticks I make.  After an hour or so with the drafting board, I worked out the measurements to about 1/32 of … Continue reading

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New Wood

I went over to the wood store that is across town to get some iron on walnut veneer.  They also had some lovely canarywood and a couple of interesting hunks of lignum vitae.  I expect to have some small paddles … Continue reading

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New paddles from exotic woods

Some of the new paddles I will be bringing to GLLA next weekend.  From top to bottom, ebony with a redheart handle, bloodwood with an ebony handle, osage orange with a laminated ebony handle, canarywood with a laminated ebony handle, … Continue reading

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Branching Out

I have started to make some small altars for people who travel and want something to focus on for meditation or worship.

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