Monday, March 2, 2015

Inaugural post - now that it's 2015, I thought I'd catch up to the 90's and start a blog

The first post!

I'm going to attempt to show some of my woodwork for your enjoyment - and of course hoping you to inspire you to commission something special for yourself.

I'm also pretty weak on photo skills, but I plan on getting better.  So until then...

I made this plaque for a local TKD studio.  He allowed me to enter it in our NWA woodworking competition/show. Won 2nd place!

It doesn't show well in this picture, but the background is actually 1 piece of oak, that I cut into two Ying-yang halves, then stained two colors.  The "opponent" is cutout into negative space (as he is the opponent of the trainee's imagination).
The hardest part was inlaying the black belt on the main character.  It had to fit perfect, but still flow like it was made of fabric.  Now's when I realized I should have shot a close-up, but the piece is long gone, so lesson learned.

2nd place for Training Spirit plaque (for local TKD studio)

Luckily for me someone commissioned me to do something even better!  "What if you put a clock into it?" he said.  "You're brilliant!" says I.

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