Award Winners

Best Handwork - for reproduction of a John Goddard Tea Table - 2015 Northern Woods Show

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Best Handwork - for reproduction of a French Open Arm Chair - 2012 Northern Woods Show

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Best Carving - for reproduction of the Gratz Family Highboy - 2011 Northern Woods Show

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Best Traditional Design - for repoduction of Waln-Ryerss QA side chair - 2008 Northern Woods Show.

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Best Handwork - for reproduction of the Gardiner Greene serpentine Bombé chest of drawers - 2007 Northern Woods Show

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Carving 18th Century Furniture Elements

Presenting 10 projects--from shaping the surface through layout to rough carving and detailed carving--this guide explains the process of carving authentic motifs found on the most treasured pieces of 18th-century American furniture. Written with a two-pronged approach, the book first emphasizes that these are learned skills and offers guidance while, secondly, providing all the complex details that serious carvers need to reproduce each element with confidence. Selected for their importance and popularity on museum-quality pieces, projects include the cabriole leg, Philadelphia-style ball and claw foot, carved foliage on knee, Philadelphia rosette, and Newport flame finial, among others.


Price: $22.50


Carving 18th Century Furniture Motifs

The carved embellishments found on eighteenth-century American furniture pieces are what make them memorable works of art. This book directs the serious student through nine authentic elements from the colonial period. Each chapter is devoted to one element and provides pattern drawings, detailed instructions, and abundant photographs of every step. Learn how to execute the entire process from sculpting the surface to layout, roughing in the shapes and levels, and finally carving the details. The selected projects are chosen from historically important eighteenth-century furniture and adorned some of the best pieces ever made. Although the book tackles advanced topics, the instruction is logical and complete so that the serious reader, independent of skill, can successfully work through the steps.


Price: $22.50


Recent Highlights


My Second Book Is Now Available!

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Get My First Book Here.

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Selected for Directory of Traditional American Crafts 2005 - 2013 ® by Early American Life magazine.

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Authored "Carving a Philadelphia Flame Finial" in 2008 edition of the SAPFM Journal