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These are some built in book shelves that I put in last year. The room took some water damage so we decided to redo the whole thing and build the “library” my wife always wanted. The one live edge shelf is from a large oak tree that fell in our yard. I milled it out with an Alaskan Mill and I think it fits in quite nicely. The bottom photo is a small inlay piece that I made to take care of a really large knot in the live edge piece that I just couldn’t salvage. I cut out the knot and used an oak leaf as a guide for the carving and inlayed some maple for the veins.

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Some forgings for a sculpture. 
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Some forgings for a sculpture. 

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Here’s the finished bow tie, still need to do a little blending of the finish but basically it’s done.

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Copper weather vane I built a few years ago. The snow shot is from a few weeks ago….Spring in Minnesota!

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My sister recently lost her dog of 14 years and asked me to build an urn for her dogs ashes. These photos are just after the first coat of Tung Oil. She didn’t give much direction on what she wanted, she just said come up with something nice … hopefully she’ll be happy with it.

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Trip hammer tools. I had to weld a piece of scrap on the back of these so ball bearings wouldn’t damage my hammer dies. Those ball bearings are made of tough stuff!
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Trip hammer tools. I had to weld a piece of scrap on the back of these so ball bearings wouldn’t damage my hammer dies. Those ball bearings are made of tough stuff!

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A photo of a railing we built covered in snow from a recent spring storm. Lookin’ pretty good! :)
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A photo of a railing we built covered in snow from a recent spring storm. Lookin’ pretty good! :)

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New bottle opener.
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Here’s the first of three butterfly’s that I will be putting into help with the crack. It’s a bit of slow process to get these to fit well, but I kind of like the Zen of slowly but surely getting these to fit and look nice. I’ll post a completed photo once it’s done.

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This is a fireplace mantel that I milled out a year ago and after hanging above the fireplace for a while, it has decided it wanted to crack. So I will be doing some repair work on it to get it back into shape.

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