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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.

Tankards/MugsGallery

I make my tankards 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.


Coffee/Tea CupsGallery

Basically smaller versions of the mugs. Drink from the end of an edge, next to a corner (or from the corner).


Card BoxesGallery

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
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Doomtown 2015 World Champion BoxCustom diamond inlay, room for playmats, custom poker chip containers, and cards.Get a quote for current availability and lead time.
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Slipcase Deckbox: Spalted Hackberry
  • Spalted Hackberry Slipcase Deckbox. Open to the inside.
  • $39 (Not a standard domestic, but sometimes easy for me to get)
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Quilted Maple Slipcase Deckbox
  • Quilting is a grain pattern that sometimes happens in maple and is difficult to find.
  • Price dependent on wood availability
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Slipcase Deckbox: Red Oak
  • Red Oak Slipcase Deckbox.
  • $35 In Standard Woods
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Other boxesGallery

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 top
  • Basic Woods: $40
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Jewelry box: Options
  • Flocking lines the inside with a coating of soft fibers to protect valueables. (+$15)
  • Splines increase strength and add a decorative element. ($4 for 2 in each corner)
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Jewelry box: Purpleheart and Box Elder hidden sliding miter
  • Miter construction with sliding top
  • Not Basic Woods: $50+
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PuzzlesGallery

I like making mathematical mechanical puzzles like Pentominos, Soma Cubes, Burrs, and others.


Soma Cube
  • Soma cubes are a solid dissection puzzle that is much easier than Pentominoes
  • There are more ways than one to assembe: can you figure them all out?
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6 piece burr
  • Burr puzzles have been around for hundreds of years
  • 6 piece burrs have 6 interlocking pieces
  • The object: Get it apart, then back together
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3x4x5 Pentomino puzzle in purpleheart and maple
  • Pentomino Puzzles have been around since 1953
  • There are 12 distinct pieces
  • This particular version is extremely difficult
  • The goal is to create a 3x4x5 cuboid with alternating colors on the outside
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3x4x5 Pentomino puzzle in purpleheart and maple: Exploded view
  • Pentomino Puzzle: Exploded view
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MiscellaneousGallery

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.


Cutting Board
  • All end grain cutting board
  • End grain holds up better than other boards
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Suburito
  • Wikipedia Entry
  • A wooden practice weapon designed to build muscle and perfect cuts in the martial arts
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Honor Counter / Life Counter
  • For playing games such as Legend of the Five Rings or Magic: the Gathering
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