Archive for December, 2009

Hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas!  We had a very nice day spent with the family.  Santa was good to us all!  Brandon had been down and out with a wicked cold for almost two weeks but is now starting to feel much better (Thank God!).

This year for Christmas Brandon made knives for both our Dads.  He did a spring assisted automatic knife with lacewood inserts for his Dad.

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automatic

For my Dad he made a pocket knife with birds eye maple.

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Here is a video clip of our outdoor lights.  Brandon made the leaping reindeer over the driveway, the reindeer and trees in the yard and the reindeer on the garage with the wreath.

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Check back soon for the update of the Mountain Climber Nutcracker.

Happy Holidays!!!

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10
Dec

New Project

   Posted by: admin    in Commission Nutcracker, Wood Carving

Brandon is currently working on a new commission nutcracker.  The project is in the design phase now.  Brandon is sculpting a clay model first, working toward the final design to be carved.   This nutcracker is going to be of a mountain climber.  Here are some pictures of the clay model as it is now….

Commission Mountain Climber

Commission Mountain Climber

Commission Mountain Climber

Commission Mountain Climber

Commission Mountain Climber

Commission Mountain Climber

Commission Mountain Climber

Commission Mountain Climber

Each project is a learning experience as we are learning a little bit about climbing and it’s equipment and gear.  It is very interesting.  The gentleman he is creating it for is a climber and has sent some pictures of his own adventures for reference and they are amazing.  It is an awe inspiring sport.

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