Two, roughing out in-process, and a smoothed and finished.
Koa with Acacia, bound for Honolulu; Figured Maple, Honolulu too; and Black Walnut with Maple, headed to San Francisco.
Just got this from a client in Honolulu (he commissioned the Red Gum handboard I posted photos of a month or so ago):
“Aloha Ben! Hope your summer is going well, mine has been great. As
soon as the board arrived we got hit with a week of big perfect waves
and was able to try it out at a number of spots including BIG sandys.
It grips the wave so nice and drops in and covers so much more
distance on the wave. The confidence it gives you to make steep drops
and bottom turn in has my friends green with envy!! I have not a
single complaint and look forward to doing more business with you! All
my best, Ben. Aloha!”
This makes me quite happy. Woooooop!
Hand carved spoons in Avocado and Lemon wood.
boo. I have a 14 hour drive to make on Sunday. This is mildly concerning.
Happy parents. Happy canoe.
A wee launching! The canoe hit the water today. I am happy. and stoked to move on to the next build!
Three canoe paddles. Two go-to paddles and a spare, for the folks. Handcarved.
Carving Avocado Tree wood. …textures…
My last time in the San Juan Islands was noteworthy for my fling with Tessa the Border Collie. I loved how she went places with me and she loved my patience for throwing sticks.
Figured Red Gum handboard with Mulberry inlays, on it’s way to Dave in Honolulu. Mahalo, brother!
A freehand woodburning I did a few years ago on the bottom of a skate deck (Birch).