Updated photos

Posted a lot of new pictures from the past year. Feel free to look at the photo gallery. Thank you for visiting.


Magic balloon with Hummingbird and cat in gondola. All with iridescence paint.

new Projects


Completed the barn owl on basswood. Spent 2 years off & on between projects. Also took a class on Intarsia, the use of multiple wood types for color and texture effect. Did 2 side by side eagles with instructor. The first is sanded and shaped and ready for finished to be applied. The second will follow soon. Also completed so holiday themed scroll saw works, Santa and crossed candy canes on basswood and painted. Attached chains for hanging by the door next Christmas. Won a contest in Woodcarving mag and got a real nice book on carving Cypress knees, probably a Santa from the one I have available, and an extension for another years subscription. Way cool.


Finished Ram Head for Viola

Well it took almost a year to complete but most of the time was waiting for summer to end last year. It was over 100 in the garage where I have to use the power tools on hardwood like the maple for this piece. Once shaped I could then move indoors to use hand tools. Delivered to John this weekend to both our satisfaction. Can’t wait to see what it will look like when the master builder completes the body. DSCN4252

Catching up

Like most webpages this seems to have gotten away from me. Posting mostly to Blackhawk Wood Designs on Facebook so a lot of current pictures and projects are there to find. I’ll put some pics here as well. Maybe even try to update Photobucket. Who knows. Once a month at Woodcrafters in SE Portland doing demo carving/pyrography. Fun interacting with other artists.DSCN3951

Oregon City Art in Garden show

Woodcraft hummingbirds final2Had a great time Saturday July 18th at the 3rd Annual Art in the Garden show. Sold my Hummingbird panel and the wood burning of Sparrows of Lahotan Valley. Our host Cindy Rothe was especially gracious and I look forward to next year, although the heat will not be welcome!

Treefrog in development

working on a treefrog that was aa woodburned image I used on the seedbox for my wife. Started carving it at Woodcrafters on January 4th and will try to have it finished for my next demo on March 22nd. Also completed a couple of gift boxes for the daughters of a co-worker. wood frog 002