It has taken a lot of design work, but the stand build for the stalagmite is under way. One of the biggest problems to overcome was the uneven contour on the back of the stalagmite, I decided to build a cradle for it out of reinforced concrete. ...
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Location: Deadwood, South Dakota
I stepped out of the corporate world on the 26th of July 2013, we moved from Katy Texas to Lead, South Dakota and I have rented a 600 square foot shop in Deadwood a small town with a lot of wild west history. My shop is just three blocks from Mount Moriah Cemetery the final resting place of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.
I have stepped up my woodworking game and have ventured in to other types of media such as glass, leather, tile, mirrors, cork, cardstock, etc… Along with the usual tools in a woodworking shop I have added a CNC machine and a laser engraver. I will be working on building my business these next couple of years making products to sell to tourists and the bikers that come here for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (Sturgis is just 15 miles away). It is my hope to make enough during the tourist season so I can spend the rest of the year designing new products, stretching my abilities and making what I want.
-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD
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|commented on||Walnut and Arizona ash box with integral wooden hinge||7 hours ago|
|commented on||Beetle Kill Pine Lathe Stand||7 hours ago|
|commented on||Sofa arm coaster||17 hours ago|
|commented on||walnut slab bench||17 hours ago|
|commented on||Never-Again Hammer||17 hours ago|
|commented on||Coming soon: Making Wooden Knobs #1: Handle For Rods||2 days ago|
|commented on||Tiger Cedar Chest||2 days ago|
|commented on||Pirate Toy Chest||2 days ago|
|commented on||Chair with three legs||2 days ago|
|commented on||3D Router Pantograph||2 days ago|
|commented on||Shavinghorses for me and Bull||2 days ago|
|added project||Double Sided Saloon Sign||3 days ago|
|commented on||Chip carved plate||3 days ago|
|added blog entry||60,000,000 Year-Old Stalagmite Display Stand #2: The process has begun||4 days ago|
|commented on||New Wine Bottle Holders||11 days ago|
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I have been asked to build a display stand for a 60 million year-old Saw Tooth Stalagmite that will be displayed in the Deadwood Visitors Center. The stalagmite weighs 450 pounds and is about 3 1/2 feet tall and 28 inches across at the widest poi...
Well I have my shop up and running in Deadwood, it was an eventful year stepping out of the corporate world, moving from Houston Texas to Lead in the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota, setting up our new house and workshop. I had been rather b...
Attention Lumberjocks in the Black Hills of South Dakota, you are cordially invited to attend the open house at my new workshop from 12:00 to 4:00 on Sunday December the 29th and Monday December the 30th. I stepped out of the corporate world to f...
As I mentioned in my last project post I have been busy doing things for other people and have not had much workshop time but was getting ready to get back into it. What better way than picking up 24 rough-cut kiln dried 8/4 inch oak boards, betw...