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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.

Jewelry boxesSee all as Grid

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. Here are some samples of my most recent projects.


Jewelry Box: Kentucky Coffeetree and Yellowheart (Check Stock)
  • Kentucky Coffeetree produces seeds that are sometimes roasted for a coffee substitute.
  • Yellowheart has a deep yellow color.
Jewelry Box: Sycamore and Wenge (Check Stock)
  • Wenge is almost black wood.
  • Sycamore has extremely striking ray flecks that sometimes gives it the name of "American Lacewood".
Jewelry Box: Red Oak and Purpleheart (Check Stock)
  • Red Oak is arguably the most popular hardwood in the United States.
  • Purpleheart has a deep eggplant to a purplish brown color.
Jewelry Box: Birdseye Maple and Bamboo (Check Stock)
  • Birdseye Maple has tiny knots in the grain resemble small bird’s eyes.
  • Bamboo is not actually wood, but a grass.
Jewelry Box: Sycamore and Spalted Maple (Check Stock)
  • Sycamore has distinct and extremely striking ray flecks.
  • Spalted Maple has extremely eye-catching dark streaks.

TankardsSee all as Grid

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. Here are a few samples of recent projects.


Bamboo mug with Walnut handle (Check Stock)
  • Bamboo is a nutty brown "wood" with a distinct straight grain pattern with nodes. It is not actually a wood, but a grass that has wood-like properties.
  • Black Walnut is a very deep chocolate brown wood, and is one of the most prized American woods.
Bubinga and Maple with a Purpleheart Handle (Check Stock)
  • Bubinga ranges from a pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with darker purple or black streaks.
  • Maple wood has a light creamy color with a smooth grain pattern, although there are many variations that can make it very unique.
  • Purpleheart has a deep eggplant to a purplish brown color and is extremely durable.
Bubinga and Yellowheart (Check Stock)
  • Bubinga ranges from a pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with darker purple or black streaks.
  • Yellowheart, sometimes known as Brazilian Satinwood has a deep yellow color.
Kentucky Coffeetree with a Walnut handle (Check Stock)
  • Kentucky Coffeetree is similar to Red Oak in appearance. It's name comes from the practice of roasting the seeds to produce a coffee substitution - especially common as the United States was being settled and coffee was scarce.
  • Black Walnut is a very deep chocolate brown wood, and is one of the most prized American woods.
Kentucky Coffeetree with Curly Maple handle (Check Stock)
  • Kentucky Coffeetree is similar to Red Oak in appearance. It's name comes from the practice of roasting the seeds to produce a coffee substitution - especially common as the United States was being settled and coffee was scarce.
  • Maple that has developed a figure that makes it look wavy. Also called Flame or Fiddleback Maple.
Purpleheart and Cherry (Check Stock)
  • Purpleheart has a deep eggplant to a purplish brown color and is extremely durable.
  • Cherry wood is perhaps the most prized furniture hardwood in America it is a reddish-brown color that deepens with age.
Purpleheart and Curly Maple (Check Stock)
  • Purpleheart has a deep eggplant to a purplish brown color and is extremely durable.
  • Curly Maple has developed a figure that makes it look wavy. Also called Flame or Fiddleback Maple.
Black Walnut (Check Stock)
  • Black Walnut is a very deep chocolate brown wood, and is one of the most prized American woods.
Walnut and Maple (Check Stock)
  • Black Walnut is a very deep chocolate brown wood, and is one of the most prized American woods.
  • Maple wood has a light creamy color with a smooth grain pattern, although there are many variations that can make it very unique.
Walnut and Yellowheart (Check Stock)
  • Black Walnut is a very deep chocolate brown wood, and is one of the most prized American woods.
  • Yellowheart, sometimes known as Brazilian Satinwood has a deep yellow color.
Yellowheart and Maple with Curly Maple handle (Check Stock)
  • Yellowheart, sometimes known as Brazilian Satinwood has a deep yellow color.
  • Maple wood has a light creamy color with a smooth grain pattern, although there are many variations that can make it very unique.
  • Curly Maple has developed a figure that makes it look wavy. Also called Flame or Fiddleback Maple.
Curly Maple and with Purpleheart handle (Check Stock)
  • Purpleheart has a deep eggplant to a purplish brown color and is extremely durable.
  • Maple that has developed a figure that makes it look wavy. Also called Flame or Fiddleback Maple.
Spalted Maple and Cherry with Maple handle (Check Stock)
  • Spalted Maple is light-colored maple, where dark streaks have invaded the grain pattern. The extreme contrast in this distinctive wood is very eye-catching.
  • Cherry wood is perhaps the most prized furniture hardwood in America it is a reddish-brown color that deepens with age.
  • Maple wood has a light creamy color with a smooth grain pattern, although there are many variations that can make it very unique.
Spalted Maple and Purpleheart (Check Stock)
  • Spalted Maple is light-colored maple, where dark streaks have invaded the grain pattern. The extreme contrast in this distinctive wood is very eye-catching.
  • Purpleheart has a deep eggplant to a purplish brown color and is extremely durable.
Spalted Maple with Walnut handle (Check Stock)
  • Spalted Maple is light-colored maple, where dark streaks have invaded the grain pattern. The extreme contrast in this distinctive wood is very eye-catching.
  • Black Walnut is a very deep chocolate brown wood, and is one of the most prized American woods.
Spalted Maple with Curly Maple Handle (Check Stock)
  • Spalted Maple is light-colored maple, where dark streaks have invaded the grain pattern. The extreme contrast in this distinctive wood is very eye-catching.
  • Curly Maple has developed a figure that makes it look wavy. Also called Flame or Fiddleback Maple.

CupsSee all as Grid

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


Purpleheart and Curly Maple Tea/Coffee Cup (Check Stock)
  • Purpleheart has a deep eggplant to a purplish brown color and is extremely durable.
  • Curly Maple has developed a figure that makes it look wavy. Also called Flame or Fiddleback Maple.
Square Wooden Whiskey Tumbler (Check Stock)
  • Lowball-sized glass for Whiskey or cocktails
  • Also similar to Masu-style sake cup

GamingSee all as Grid

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.


Walnut long cardbox
  • Black Walnut
  • Hand rubbed oil finish
  • Brass hinges
Windmill Meeple
  • This is something I did for fun.
  • A meeple is a board game piece used to represent a player. The quixotic windmill is something I identify with.
Doomtown "Pinebox" carrying case
  • Pine is a softwood that has many varieties with different properties. Since the Doomtown game is based on the old west, a "pine box" was typically used as a coffin, so the choice is thematic.
  • This box is fully flocked, has embellishments of Walnut and Purpleheart, magnetic clasps and integrated poker chip trays.
Doomtown 2015 World Champion Box
  • Custom diamond inlay
  • Room for playmats, custom poker chip trays, and cards.
Slipcase Deckbox: Maple
  • Two-piece slip design
  • This one sized for sleeved M:tG deck
Slipcase Deckbox: Walnut
  • Two-piece slip design
  • This one sized for sleeved L5R CCG decks

PuzzlesSee all as Grid

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


Quix 3x3x3 Stacking Puzzle #2 (Check Stock)
  • My own design, similar to a Soma cube, but different.
  • Easy puzzle: make a cube with alternating colors.
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
  • I keep giving these away as gifts before taking pictures
3x4x5 Pentomino puzzle in purpleheart and maple (Check Stock)
  • There are 12 distinct pieces
  • The goal is to create a 3x4x5 cuboid with alternating colors on the outside
  • This is an extremely difficult puzzle
Soma Cube (Check Stock)
  • 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?

MiscSee all as Grid

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
Suburito
  • Wikipedia Entry
  • A wooden practice weapon designed to build muscle and perfect cuts in the martial arts
"Magic Wands"
  • Because you should never grow up.