Hand Carved

Variety of Wood Species

Custom Sizes

Specializing in Sectional Sticks


Premium Woods


Carving Styles


Tips


Convertible

Local Premium: this is wood which has special figure or color and has been sawn from trees harvested locally. I collect wood sawn at a local mill which saves the slabs from these special trees. Slabs are the pieces cut during the first pass of the saw which has one flat side and the other side is the rounded outer edge containing the bark. In many cases it is difficult to tell a tree contains special or premium characteristics until sawing has begun. The species I collect include: Bird's Eye Maple, Curly/Tiger/Fiddleback Maple, Curly Birch, Black Cherry and Oak.

Non-Local Premium: my customers tastes in wood is wide and varied and increasingly I am being asked to produce pieces from wood not local to my area and I therefore import this wood. This wood may be imported from anywhere in the world through reputable dealers and wood in stock includes; Afromisa, Aniegre, Bocote, Bolivian Rosewood, Bubinga, Cocobolo, Keruing, Leopardwood, Padouk, Purpleheart, Redwood(fiddleback), Walnut, Mahogany and Teak.

The premiums woods shown in the attached picture are, from left to right, Curly Maple, Bird's Eye Maple, Oak, Black Cherry, Mahogany, Teak, and Walnut.

I have also selected many exotic woods from around the world and these are currently being tested and those found to be appropriate will be offered here soon.