This is my last Mug for awhile. It’s made of cherry, oak and the handle is a piece of a spalted oak I had laying around. Not big enough for a project but it fits the theme.
Due to a shoulder injury and being 65, I have been forced to retire. I’ve been a high end finish carpenter most of my life and have worked on many one of a kind projects. I’ve been very fortunate to have the independence from factory work as well as being tied down in an office all day. Most of my family worked doing the thing I avoided and they are retired with good pensions and travel when and where they want. I could probably go play golf and travel some but I’ve always wanted to sell my work (versus giving away) and love being in my shop. So ole’ Danal will be starting what I always wanted to try, Art and Craft Shows. I have always built Jewelry boxes for Christmas and birthday gifts but never more than one a time. I also like doing Backgammon, chess boards and I’ll do some mugs as well. My girlfriend( I posted some of her work) has encouraged me and is helping me with my display. So the next few months are going to be designing and refining what I will be doing for my next career. Most of my work is my designs but I am open for ideas and welcome suggestions and support.
I will post some of my new things when available as well as redoing my shop. I will still have time to look at everyones work and thoughts but all my time will be in the shop. Thats not a bad thing! Thanks