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  • Charles Ludwig Fuess (Center)

  • The "First Family" in Cuero, Texas

  • Circa 1970 ...

  • More circa 1970 ...

  • The Brothers ...

  • Fine lookin' group of Fuess men ..

  • Bernie Fuess Wake

  • Trillium - Rare Michigan Forest Flower

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Cradle Loom

With worsening arthritis Natasha is always on the lookout for ways to express her art in ways that minimize stress on already damaged and painful joints. Sometimes this provides me with new woodworking challenges. Thus the latest design/construction project; The Cradle Loom. This is a small laptop loom that resembles a doll's cradle (thus the name). This handy little loom is used for a variety of weaving styles mostly aimed at weaving decorative bands or belts.

Left Side View

Right Side View

End View (Warp supply side)


Fairness is an illusion of the weak and ignorant; it is the insincere promise made by those who manipulate the masses for gain.

-- Dean Koontz, The Night Shadow

Pat Fuess' Bride's book is now online. I'd hoped it could be in the Gallery, but it's a rather large 14.5MB PDF. That said, here's the link.

Bell Forest Products in Ishpeming, MI sent me an exceptionally beautiful batch of Walnut so I just had to make something special from it. Here's my rendition of a 9 Drawer Apothecary Cabinet ...