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Civil War Ammo Box
A shot of the stenciled end with top attached
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Civil War Ammo Box
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2013-277 Civil War Pen and Ammo Box
I thought this Civil War Pen, with the replica .58 cal. and .44 cal. ends and musket clip needed a special box. It is a replica (more or less) of a Civil War ammo box. Contact me if you would like one. I am making a few more! $79
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Cocobolo holiday votive [SOLD]
#2010-912 This is a fine cocobolo votive with a malachite stone inlay in a gold mica matrix. Comes with three glass inserts for the holidays: red, green, and clear. [SOLD]
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zebrawood votive with shell inlay [SOLD]
2010-732 This zebrawood is a great wood, with striking highly contrasted grain. I decided to inlay tiny seashells with a calcite substrate, leaving the shell's voids open to create an interesting textural element. A standard tea-light fits into either of two glass inserts (both included, other colors also available). Approx. 6" dia. [SOLD]
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#2010-911 Ash Desk Clock for QORQ
This is a custom clock for my brother Joe, who owns a music and sound production company called QORQ Productions. I have been wanting to do a desk clock, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. The piece is a slab of crotch-grained Pennsylvania Ash, with the guitar hand carved and the outline gilded. The lettering is laser engraved. The clock is brass and glass. Approx 11 1/2 wide by 6 tall
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Gilded Cherry Oil Lamp [NFS]
#2009-727 Cherrywood oil lamp, gilded with glass insert. his cherrywood got enhanced with black and red dyes to bring out some striking grain. The interior is gilded with gold foil. Approx. 3 1/2" dia x 4" tall.
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cherrywood oil lamp
Another shot of the interior. I left the gilded surface a little crackled for added texture. Should look really nice when lit.
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Walnut Votive with Inlay [SOLD]
#2009-728 This pretty piece of walnut was the perfect size for this Christmas votive. The green malachite and gold mica inlay combine to really dress it up. The votive come with both a red and green glass insert for that perfect decor! Approx 5" dia x 3" tall. [SOLD]
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Gavel, Soundblock, and Cedar Box
Gavel and Soundblock in Tulipwood, Purpleheart, and Cedar. This was a commissioned piece for a young lady's law school graduation gift. We had it laser-engraved and silver filled with the school logo. The cedar box was custom fitted with satin cushioning, and even the top was monogrammed! Just the perfect touch for the prettier gender, don't you think?
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Gavel and Soundblock in Custom Box
Here is a shot of the custom fitted box.
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Gavel in Cocobolo
#2008-701 Gavel in Cocobolo. This full-sized (10 3/4") gavel is finished to perfection. The fox-wedged tapered tenon joint uses African Blackwood for the wedge, and is super-strong. The 3-inch sound block is in Cocobolo and Oak. Gavels are by special order only, and are available in many wood choices. Contact the artist!
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Votive Candle Holder, Brazilian Cherry & Glass [SOLD]
#2007-717 Brazilian Cherry is very hard, heavy, and has some gorgeous reds (almost burnt orange), almost-blacks, and tans. Finishes like glass, with buffed carnauba wax. Approx 5 ½” dia. x 2” tall. [SOLD]
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Votive Candle, Cedar and Clear Glass $70
#2007-701 Cedar Votive. The variety of the grain color in this piece is very dramatic, and the almost curled lip is very eye-catching. It kind of reminds me of an old-fashioned bean pot. Approx 4 ½” dia. x 1 ¾” tall. $70
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Kaleidoscope, Zebrawood and Brass on Brass Stand $45
#2007-902 This is a beautiful gift to display and to show the children. Glass faceted gems inside make a pretty pattern. Zebrawood has a very bold grain with a color reminiscent of light cocoa. Shellac finish with highly polished carnauba wax. About the size of a jumbo egg. $45
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Votive Candle Holder, Zebrawood and Cobalt Glass
#2007-710 Zebrawood is one of the most striking of African hardwoods. I decided to make another votive candle with smooth lines to highlight the grain patterns. Stunning piece. Finished with buffed carnauba wax. Approx 5 ½” dia. x 1 ¾” tall. In the collection of Gil and Vickie Gerretsen.
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Votive Candle, Cedar and Clear Glass $60
#2007-716 Cedar Votive. I only partially turned this beautiful cedar block to accept the glass votive. This preserves the exceptional natural patterns in both the woodgrain and the bark. The finished faces are highly polished with carnauba wax to reflect the beauty of the cedar and to contrast the natural sweeping shapes in the top. Approx. 4 ¾” wide x 3 ½” deep x 2 ½” tall. $60
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Kaleidoscope, Cocobolo and Brass on Brass $60
#2007-901 This is a beautiful gift to display and to show the children. Glass faceted gems inside make a pretty pattern. This rare wood is stunning to see, much more beautiful than a photo can capture. Highly polished with buffed carnauba wax. About the size of a jumbo egg. [SOLD] $60 for a simialr one
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Perfume Atomizer, Cocobolo
#2007-903 This Cocobolo atomizer has a wonderful grain and color richness unique to this gorgeous wood, which finishes almost as smooth as glass. The atomizer comes with a refill bulb and has a glass vial for the perfume. Finished with tung-oil and carnauba wax. Approx. 1 ¾" dia. x 4 ½" tall. In my wife's private collection, but I can make one for you, too!
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Perfume Atomizer, another view
#2007-903 Another view showing the atomizer pump.
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Votive Candle, Cedar and Clear Glass
#2007-700 Cedar Votive. This shape just sort of happened. It was very pleasing to the eye, and the very highly polished carnauba wax finish add to the appeal of the smooth lines. This one is a delight to light! Approx 5 ½” dia. x 1 ¾” tall. Artist’s Private Collection (My wife won’t let me sell it!)

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This portfolio is for the hard-to-classify items that are perfect for that special gift (even for yourself). Pamper your home, office, or both!  (Available on a comission basis for special gifts)