Recent Woodworking Projects


3 Lions – Artwork by Tom Sullivan – NFS

Here are some new woodworking projects I’m really excited about.

These pieces are all on eastern red cedar and have been etched in with a dremel. The wood has been sanded with 3 grains of paper and is smooth as bone. And each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind.

The inspiration for each piece comes from multiple places. First, I do my best to utilize “bad spots” in the wood grain. For instance the eye of the Cracken, in the first Cracken piece, was a bad spot, and I used it instead of hiding it. Also, in that piece the wood grain was perfect for a whirlpool and no additional lines were needed.

So I may have ideas about something I want to create, but I spend different amounts of time with each piece of wood, as a semi-blank canvas, until I “see” something in it. Then it’s game on and the creating begins.

I hope you like the pieces, and if you have ideas about anything you want, let me know, and I’d love to create something special for you. These make great gifts and I actually have 3 commissions ongoing at present, so if you think you might want something for upcoming holidays, get an order in as soon as you can. Come Christmas time I’ll be very busy!


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Kraken – NFS



Southern Charm is Now Selling My Tables

Southern Charm, a unique retail store in the Cary Towne Center Mall, is now selling my tables.

The store is a co-op between the owners and many talented local artists in North Carolina. I feel truly blessed to have been allowed to sell my products here, as the items within are handmade and representative of a time when craftsmanship meant something in this country.

The store sells wooden monogram letters, hand-crafted artisan jewelry, all kinds of holiday gift ideas; including items for Halloween and Thanksgiving presently, there is an abundance of ACC merchandise, as well as bath and body soaps and lotions. They even have school supplies and most of the vendors will accept custom orders.

And of course you can find my tables and other products there….

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Southern Charm is located at 1105 Walnut Street in Cary, NC, in the mall, located near the Food Court, and is open 7 days a week. If you need holiday gift ideas, or just want to find something rare for yourself, please give them a visit and see all the wonderful crafts they have in the store.