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Thank you for looking at my old web site.  Here you can see pictures of my art and a little bit of information about me, and some links to other sites.  I hope you enjoy looking around.  Comments in my guestbook are greatly appreciated.  Also feel free to send feedback. 4/18/2012 - Please go to my new web site.

An article about me in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette newspaper (2/6/2011)

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Oak Burl Shell
14" maximum diameter.

The shell pictured above was made from an oak burl that I had stashed away in a corner of my workshop for a few years to dry.  I had no idea what to expect when I finally got the courage to cut into it and see.  There was some spalting that made black markings within the wood.  It had been cut off and left behind by loggers from a tree on a friends property near Bella Vista, Arkansas.  I pulled it out of the mud where it fell and had been run over by heavy equipment, took it home and cleaned it off.  I think it was worth the effort.  :)

92 Friction - Fit Tiles
7 3/4" Diameter

A recent project has been improving my friction-fit tiles.  I have added squares, rhombus, and pentagon shaped tiles.  These are re-usable and can be used to model a huge variety of shapes.  Click on the picture above to go to my new page that has more information about the tiles.

14 Inch Maple Shell 2009

14 inch diameter by 5 1/4 inch wide curly maple shell.  It was made with a different technique than all my other shells that allows the shell to be narrower.  This one does not have a stand because it would tip over too easily if stood up on edge.  The smaller interior whorls are now partially exposed instead of being covered and the form overlaps onto itself.  The dark line is colored epoxy applied along the joint where the overlap occurs. This new construction technique makes the shell look a little bit more like the fossil ammonites that are the inspiration for the shells.