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Below are examples of completed designs.

Gloss finish on hand painted pine 24 x 21 inch custom sign for cottage featuring 3D loon pair in recessed oval.  All lettering V-Groove to keep water or other elements from accumulating which extends the life of the sign.  Six protective coats of polyurethane - plus 3 coats of spar varnish are used on every exterior sign.

Beautifully installed sign by Ron Oberg at Gooseneck Lake.

 

Gloss finish on hand painted pine 24 x 17 inch custom sign for cottage featuring 3D flying mallard duck in recessed oval.  All lettering V-Groove to keep water or other elements from accumulating which extends the life of the sign. Six protective coats of polyurethane - plus 3 coats of spar varnish are used on every exterior sign.

 

Sign Re-purposed and installed!

 

Satin finish on hand painted pine 24 x 13 inch custom sign for cottage featuring 3D flying mallard duck in recessed oval.  All lettering V-Groove to keep water or other elements from accumulating which extends the life of the sign.  Six protective coats of polyurethane - plus 3 coats of spar varnish are used on every exterior sign.

 

Gloss finish on hand painted pine 23 x 17 inch custom Pet Memorial sign.  All lettering V-Groove to keep water or other elements from accumulating which extends the life of the sign.  Six protective coats of polyurethane - plus 3 coats of spar varnish are used on every exterior sign.

 

Simple Pine Camp Sign 22 x15 Gloss Finish. Six protective coats of polyurethane - plus 3 coats of spar varnish are used on every exterior sign.

 

Elegant 38 x 24 gloss acrylic finish on Pine. Features V-Carving  - both sides to reduce chance of damage from water collection.  6 coats of Spar Varnish to seal and protect.

Bottom half for sign above. 38 x 12 gloss acrylic finish on Pine. Features V-Carving to reduce chance of damage from water collection.  6 coats of Spar Varnish to seal and protect. Carved on both sides.

Patrick and Alyssa Tompkins with their Newly installed sign at Aptitude Dressage.

20 x 36 inch wide, satin finish and honey oak stained personalized 3 tier award rack in oak. Features a 3D image of a horse and engraved names of the rider and horse.  Additional designs for the header board are available.

10 x 18 inch wide, satin finish and honey oak stained personalized award rack in oak. Features personalized carved names and custom images .  

 

Beautifully carved poplar Celtic inspired sign. Acrylics and polyurethane finish.

 

Garage parking sign inspired by one of my favorite Air Force Veterans,  30" x 8" high - Pine - with Logo. 

24 x 18 Washington Redskins plaque. Carved/engraved in ash. Acrylics and polyurethane finish.

 Custom 60 container Plexiglas and PVC spice rack.  Features full extension glides to easily see all spices on each rack.  Five racks, two shelves per rack. Each rack can easily hold 12 standard spice containers.  Easy grip fronts. Stainless hardware. Two elastic bands secure spices on each shelf and allow easy convenient access to spices. 

 

 

Personalized natural oak business card holder with company logo with satin finish.  The card holder is weighted and smoothed for an awesome feel.

 

Natural oak with Satin finish grape leaf dish.  This 3D dish is milled on both sides to be a wooden leaf! Personalized on the back. Satin smooth feel decorative element. Approximate size 6 inch x 12 inch x .75 inch. 

 

6 inch x 1.5 inch, Pine, Unfinished 3D Country Star - machined to validate my model.

 

12, 19 and 23 inch Country Stars carved from solid Pine. Finished in Red, White and Blue Crackle paint.

 

 

80 inch unfinished pine Oak leaf and Acorn Mantle.

 

Brown base coat and White wax coat - chalk paint on 3D Oak leaf and Acorn Mantle. Stock Pine.

 

Cute bathroom sign for cottage. 14 inch x 10 inch round from basswood. Acrylics and polyurethane finish.

 

Cute laundry sign . 14 inch x 10 inch slab from basswood. Acrylics and polyurethane finish.

 

Cute bathroom sign for cottage. 14 inch x 10 inch round from basswood. Acrylics and polyurethane finish.

 

Carved 1/8 Birch Plywood 3-D Christmas ornament (parts).

Assembled Birch Plywood 3-D Christmas ornament 2.5 inch diameter.

 

Carved 1/8 Birch Plywood Christmas ornament. 6 inch high x 4 inch wide.

Carved 1/8 Birch Plywood Christmas ornament with embellishments. 6 inch high x 4 inch wide.

Carved, painted and glittered 1/4 inch MDF Christmas ornament with embellishments. 18 inch high x 48 inch wide.

Carved and painted 1/2 inch MDF Christmas ornament. 7 inch high x 23 inch wide.

Carved and painted 1/2 inch MDF Christmas ornament. 7 inch high x 18 inch wide.

 

Lori's Christmas decoration in entry.

Carved Christmas plaque in Oak features self framing and scroll work. 

 

Quilt Rack Made of Pine.   Features an Oak Leaf and Acorn inlay and mortise and tenon assembly.

1st Lathe Project -

Antique Pepper Mill w/ 6 coats of polyurethane finish.

1st Lathe Bowl  - Setup on Shopsmith Mark 5:

Tools and using a back plate to balance the blank and to form the back for the NOVA 48232 G3 Reversible Wood Turning Chuck.

 

1st Lathe Bowl w/ 6 coats of polyurethane finish.  

 

Rose engraved vases front view.  Oak and Birch laminate. 6 coats of Gloss Polyurethane finish.

The Wood is from fallen trees harvested from our property in Michigan - Front (Birch) and Virginia - Rear (Red Oak).

Rear side of vase is plain dome shape.  Can be engraved.

 

 

Rose engraved vases side/top View showing the light (Birch)  and dark (Red Oak) laminate.  6 coats of Gloss Polyurethane finish.

Oval top and Rectangular top shown.

 

Rose engraved Birch and Oak laminate vase.  6 coats of Gloss Polyurethane finish

with hand made wooden roses.

 

Rose engraved oak and birch laminate vase.  6 coats of Gloss Polyurethane finish

with hand made wooden and air brushed Roses

 

24 x 8 inch Medal Rack made from rolled 16 ga. steel. Finish in flat black.

Kyra's medal rack mounted! Nice Kyra!

4 X 6 inch Oak Cross with Rose made in memoriam to Don Bishop 12 17, 1929 - 2 17,2017

who shared his love for wood working with me, and gave me my 1st scroll saw pattern.

4 X 6 inch Oak Cross with Treble Clef  made from an Oak tree Chum Magnuson planted as a child.

Made for our grand nieces (Cassidy and Kyra) in memoriam to their Grandfather and our Brother in law, Chum.

The girls played violin at their Grandfather's funeral service. 

3 X 5 inch Tree of Life Cross pendant made for Pastor Lauren at Gum Spring UMC.

Very rare cross grain cut 200 year old maple with chocolate ambrosia.  

Carved shoe rack with interlocking leaf design.  

 

Camp Rules sign designed by Lori Bolm.  

My latest fun is making pens! Left to right-
Maple harvested in Goochland, Va
Same Maple - but cross cut for end grain - Goochland, VA
Red Oak - Goochland, VA
Birch from tree harvested from cottage in Upper Michigan.
(The color of the metal is called "Gun Stock")

Solid PVC Sign made on custom logo.