Eugene Saturday Market

Every week we sell at the Eugene Saturday Market in Eugene Oregon. It's a lot of fun, good music, food and there is a drum circle near by for Jeff when he's going through drumming withdrawls. This and our online store at ETSY, are how we make our living... It's a good life!!!
This is our Saturday Market booth. Last week I found some nice rugs at a Garage it's nice and cozy..

More inlays this Week

Well they just keep sellin, so I just keep makin more... I got some new diamond bits this week so did some inlay in beach stone...

A Good Weeks Work

Well it seems I never really get enough time to work on makin stuff, and this week we were really busy with Dentists appointments, doctor appointments and berry pickin and chores, but I got a lot made....a ton of inlays...a deer horn with tiger eye, purple heart heart set with amythest and misc. other hearts set with stones. Some amazing wood, cocobolo that blew my mind when I sliced it how beautiful it was. Now today we're off to Market...Here are some picks of the amazing berries we picked too.....yummy

Signs For Our Country Doctor

I carved these signs in Oregon Myrtlewood for our Country Doctor; Dr. Richard Mentzer, as a gift. I've been going to doctors for years, generally just to tell them what I need and rarely am I impressed by their knowledge or attention to detail. But Dr. Mentzer is what a doctor is supposed to be. He takes his time and I'm not sure if he even knows just how much he relies on his intuition. But I've had some really bummer problems every Spring for 20 years.. and been to doctors every Spring and they never got a clue, so I finally went back to Dr. Mentzer. (He's a fair distance away so I quit going there about 5 years ago cuz of the gas and time involved)... But he clued into the fact that I needed Vitamin D. That day I got some cod liver oil and took it, by that evening a host of problems were in remission. Now I feel like a totally new person. I'm not sure if he gets the appreciation he deserves, but I noticed that his sign out front was lookin pretty bad, so decided to make him a gift of a new one, kinda a tribute to him and our appreciation of the service he provides.

My New Favorite

This necklace is my New Favorite. It's my new favorite wood to work with, Mountain Mahogany it's called. Hard as stone, took almost an hour per slice to cut on my band saw with constant oiling... But it takes such a shine and has the tightest grain I've seen.