Got to love free advertising, today I made the front page of the Black Hills Pioneer for the stalagmite stand I built. The article was rather large with the first half dedicated to Wonderland Cave and the second half dedicated to my shop and the ...
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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||Butterfly Enclosure||6 days ago|
|commented on||Western Red Cedar and Oak Trestle Table||6 days ago|
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|commented on||Freedom 11 kayak||6 days ago|
|commented on||Raccoon Carving, Pierced Relief||6 days ago|
|commented on||Adirondack Double Settee||6 days ago|
|commented on||Workbench||6 days ago|
|commented on||Greene and Greene style bar stools||6 days ago|
|commented on||Train Table||6 days ago|
|commented on||Wormy Chestnut Boxes||6 days ago|
|added project||Display Stand For 60 Million Year-old Stalagmite||6 days ago|
|commented on||Walnut and Arizona ash box with integral wooden hinge||7 days ago|
|commented on||Beetle Kill Pine Lathe Stand||7 days ago|
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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. ...
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...