I have the first big round of items for sale from work I’ve been finishing up during the past month or more. Prices include shipping in US; beyond that, additional charges apply.
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I’m challenged when it comes to setting up stuff for sale; I’ve tried to insert paypal buttons right on the page, but it never works as easily for me as they say it is. So after wasting 2 hours, I ditched it once again. Leave a comment here if you want something; that way we have a timed record in the off-chance there’s more than one person interested in the same item. Then I will send a paypal invoice, or you can mail a check.
If you miss out on something, I regularly take orders for furniture, and to some extent woodenware too. Just email me if you’re interested in ordering something.
Any questions, fire away. thanks for looking, PF
Carved oak box. This one is made from red oak, with a white pine lid & bottom. Wooden pins and glue securing rabbet joints, wooden hinges. Till inside.
H: 6 3/4″ W: 18 3/4″ D: 12″
$850 including shipping in US
Bowls – There’s several bowls I’ve re-carved recently. I had started them while working with Roy Underhill; we had a class at his school, and shot an episode of the TV show. I ended up with several “bowls begun” that got stashed in the loft. Four straight years of watching Dave Fisher each June really drives home what bowl can be. So I had some time this spring/summer and tackled “fixing” these bowls.
Butternut (Juglans cinerea) bowl:
H: 5 1/4″ (to handles) L: 17″ W: 9″
Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) bowl #1
H: 5″ L: 15 1/2″ W: 8 1/2″
Carved on top of the handles, and along the sides/rim. This pattern is one I’ve been using on spoons a lot lately; it’s either half-round lunettes, or diamonds – depending on whether you look positive or negative. Or is it right-brain/left-brain?
Poplar bowl #2;
H: 5″ L: 15″ W: 8 1/4″
Poplar often includes streaks of dark blue/purple in the heartwood. Over time all the colors fade a bit, and turn a mellow brown. But the streaky bit stays streaky.
Poplar bowl #3
H: 4 1/2″ L: 16 1/2″ W: 8″
This bowl is one of the times I learned the lesson “leave the finishing touches for last.” I had carved the handles way before I had the shape the way I wanted it. So when I re-carved the bowl recently, I had to go over that carving and cut it anew. Fortunately there was enough thickness left for it to work. I added the textured background, just like on furniture carvings.
Joined stool; oak with red wash
H: 20 1/2″ top is 14″ x 15″
This stool is like a pair I made recently for an historic house museum in that the stiles/legs are plumb, not canted in one direction like many joined stools. I added carving to the aprons of this one; two different, but related patterns from Connecticut.
Ladderback chair (what I usually call a “JA chair” after Jennie Alexander, whose design it follows. Somewhat)
H: 34″ W: (across front) 17 1/2″ ” D: 14″ (at seat) seat height: 18″
$1300 (includes shipping in US)
I caught up on my orders for ladderback chairs, and made one or two more. Here’s one in ash & red oak, with a hickory bark seat.
One picture; 3 spoons. There’s other views below, showing the shape, particularly of the crook. The handles are all carved, as usual. Here’s the lowdown.
top – #1; apple, crook $130 – SOLD
middle #2; birch $100
bottom #3; birch $100
Lengths are 10 1/2-12″
Walnut spoon – SOLD
I couldn’t throw it in the other photo, it was wreaking havoc with the lighting.
L: 11 1/2″ W: 3″
Baskets – I make baskets from white ash, pounding the log apart to make the splints. Usually I use white oak or hickory for rims and handles. Lashing the rims is either hickory bark or more ash splints.
Basket #1: SOLD
This round basket has no handles, making it an excellent choice at the table.
Diameter: 11″ Height: 3″
hickory rims inside & out, hickory bark lashing.
Basket #2 SOLD
A small ash basket with a length-wise handle done in white oak.
H: (to rims) 5″ L: 10 1/2″ W: 8 1/4″