f t g m
  • 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

Copyright 2021 - Custom text here

Home

A recent wood working magazine had an article on constructing a 17th century scroll box. So I got to thinking about how a modern artist might render it using today's technology. Here's the result

Paying tribute to my Celtic roots I decided to add a Tree of Life top.

The scroll sides are cut in Walnut while the top and bottom are Tiger Maple.

 

Shoehorns are so mundane who would think of creating objects of art out of them? Well, I would, and here are just a couple of examples.

The extra long reach is great for us older folk who really don't like bending over that far or sitting down to be shod. The upper one is a tribute to my wife's Viking ancestors. Here's a larger view of the bust of Thor

and of course the eagle

I hope folks enjoy using them as much as I did making them.

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