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Design Sketches: "Welsh-Inspired" Market Crook Stick with Carved Border Collie Herding Dog

09-04-2008 06:54 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 5 comments »

UPDATE 10-23-2008: This stick has been finished, you can see the project posting here or click the “widget” pictures below. - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - - Original Posting: This is a simple Blog entry to post a couple of concept sketches for a Walking Stick design that I’ve been asked to build. The ...

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Hat Making Tool: Prototypes #1 & #2 of the DeCou Studio Formillon and Conformer

08-26-2008 03:39 AM by Mark A. DeCou | 5 comments »

Update 2-19-2009: For photos of the restored Maillard Conformateur & Formillon For photos showing another restored Maillard Formillon here And photos of a Carrying Case for the Maillard Allie Conformateur and Formillon - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - ——sorry photos aren’t loading, I’m working on repairing this...

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Design Sketch: Folk-Art Walking Cane with Carved Face of Christ, in Figured Bubinga, Antler Handle

08-01-2008 09:05 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 5 comments »

This blog entry is to post a concept sketch for a custom walking cane for customer approval. If you are a new reader, and like custom walking canes, follow this link that will lead to other project postings of several of my finished walking canes and hiking sticks:Carved Walking Cane thanks for reading,Mark DeCouMy Website- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - ̵...

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A New Persective on my Business; A Hot Air Balloon Tour of the Kansas Flint Hills Tallgrass Prairie

07-31-2008 04:51 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 29 comments »

(I haven’t done this style of blogging for awhile. With so many new LJ’ers now on this website, I’ve figured most of us don’t want to see these long-winded-folksy style, non-woodworking, rambling, style blogs anymore. But, this is a story about “Hot Air”, so I’ll let a bunch out along with the photos.) This blog could easily be subtitled: ”Facing Your Fears with Hot Air.”Read on further to find out why. July 29th, 2008: I wa...

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Planning "Steps" for a Carved Story Stick, "The Gospel" Commissioned Walking Cane

06-03-2008 04:08 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 9 comments »

My recent lumberjock postings of the walking cane work I have done recently has brought a lot of interest from folks wanting me to build them special, unique, elaborately detailed, walking canes and sticks. This new blog communicates the design process on one cane as I prepare to start the carving, and get approvals on the final design. The customer is a Youth Pastor, and needs to use a tall walking cane to support a bad knee. He and I have been designing this project for several weeks...

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Trying my big hairy hands at Silversmithing Work, first photos of my 4th project

05-01-2008 09:41 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 12 comments »

I think it is really important to constantly try to learn new things. Could just be my ADHD. But, I’m too old for medications, so I take on new things to learn to keep my mind freed-up from boredom. I just don’t like doing anything the same, more than once, or twice. And, I’ve been trying to find ways to make a niche for myself in the vast internet woodworking world. To that end, I try unique crafts, and do cross-discipline, mixed-media work, in the hopes that my work...

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A Few Progress Photos on a Walnut/Maple Walking Cane with Scrimshaw

04-27-2008 02:32 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 10 comments »

This is a walking cane that I am building for a woman in Conneticut. These photos are meant to show her my progress, and check the conformity with her ideas of what she wanted. - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - - Specifications: The wood is black walnut The handle is Curly Ambrosia Maple, stained “red mahog...

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A Scrimshaw Art Journey: What it is & How to Do it; Five Simple Steps to Success

11-11-2007 11:27 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 17 comments »

A Scrimshaw Art Journey: A Lumberjock’s “Short Version” of the Techniques for Decorating a Powder Horn by: Mark A. DeCouwww.decoustudio.com (This writing, photos, and artwork are protected by copyright by M.A. DeCou 2007-2010, all rights reserved, please ask permission before using any part or component.) =============================== UPDATE 9-25-2012:This past summer I had four students at the John C. Campbell Folk School class on Powder Horn Building and Scr...

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Airbrushing my Birger Sandzen-Inspired Carving for the Tilt-Front Laptop Computer Desk

10-12-2007 05:56 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 16 comments »

I’m in the midst of finishing up a project I have really enjoyed. Sure, it has taken me two times the hours I bid, but I am happy with the result. Actually, it has come out better than I expected, which is always a nice surprise. This is a functional-art piece I wish I wasn’t selling, to be honest. But, I have already spent all of the down payment. So, giving the money back is not possible, so the customer will get her desk. There have been a few pieces I wish I could ha...

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A Second Experience in Building a Burial Casket (aka Thorsen Table Challenge Entry)

05-31-2007 01:30 AM by Mark A. DeCou | 12 comments »

—————————————— UPDATE 3-28-2012: MISSION CASKET BOOK & PLANS AVAILABLE:After Posting my Casket Stories and Photos on Lumberjocks, I have been overwhelmed by the response from readers. There is quite a long thread of folks wanting to build their own casket, or wanting to build one for a close friend or family member. There are many reasons a person would build their own casket, including saving money...

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