I like to make functional art: All of my projects are made to be used. Every day since 2006, I drink tea from one of the first mugs I made. My projects include careful planning and execution to get exceptional items that will last for years to come. If you want something you don't see, just ask: I can make quotes and provide computer mockups of projects.
Think of everything on this site as examples: The actual options are endless.
I make my mugs from wood and food-safe finishes. They can hold any liquid that is safe to drink, hot or cold. I use a clear coating on the inside so the beauty of the wood is not hidden. I usually prefer natural wood colors and avoid dyes and stains. Just be sure not to use the dishwasher on them, they will be ruined.
I make a wide array of boxes for playing cards or other card games. For typical card decks, the slipcase design is very popular. For other card games, long boxes and satchel cases are popular.
Slipcase Deckboxes: Standard Sizes
Left to right: Standard Poker, Sleeved Doomtown, M:tG, L5R, Large (54 unsleeved cards, 55 sleeved cards, 75 sleeved cards, 85 sleeved cards, 100 sleeved cards or 75 double sleeved cards) Red Oak pictured $35 In Standard Woods
Whether it is for jewelry, pencils, cigars, business cards, or to hold your marbles so you won't lose them, if you want it, I can make it. I tend to do simple attractive designs that are sturdy and functional, but can get fancier as well. There are many options such as flocking the inside to protect delicate valuables.
Jewelry box: Walnut and Maple hidden sliding miter
Miter construction with sliding topBasic Woods: $40
I have made many other projects over the years. Spectacular cutting boards, yarn swifts, continuous looms, martial arts practice wooden weapons, building blocks, abaci, magic wands, and more. If you know what you want, just ask for a quote or computer model.
All end grain cutting board
End grain holds up better than other boards