Monday, November 22, 2010

The Book... she is out!!!

The long wait is over. The book is released and is shipping from places like and Barnes and Noble.

The first review is in and it's a good one. Scroll down a bit on this page.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Facebook page for Pistol Grips and Gun Furniture

If you are interested in following the facebook page for my pistol grips, hide-a-gun clocks and cases, here is a link GunpowderDreams

Monday, August 30, 2010

Grip Update

Well, you might say I've gotten a grip, but at the Costa Mesa Gun Show, I sold only items that I had made, no more Chinese goods. I think it went better than otherwise. I got a lot more interaction, and because of that interaction, I can publish the following:

Woods available for grips by special order:
- Ebony
- Amboyna Burl
- Nara
- Buckeye Burl
- Ironwood
- Tulipwood
- Walnut Burl
- Maple Burl
- Koa
- Snakewood
- Others possible, but I need to research the availability

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


It's been a while since I posted. Lots going on. I've been working gun shows to help finance the show fees for two LARGE craft shows I'm trying to get into. I just found out that I have been accepted to the Tempe Festival of the Arts show the three days starting 12/4/2010. This is the largest and most distinguished show in the country, and it will be great exposure and possibility to sell sets that were in the book and were award winners.

If you are interested at all in the pistol grips, see them here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

It's official...

On a whim I did a google search on my name and up pops and these....

So I guess it's official, the book will be out soon.

Friday, April 2, 2010


I've been quiet long enough. Two of my chess set patterns recently won awards from the Scroll Saw and Wood Crafts Magazine. This competition, held every other year is for designs for the scroll saw.

I won...

The Editor's choice award in Compound Cutting with my San Francisco Chess Set, soon to be published in a Fox Chapel Book.

The People's choice award in Compound Cutting with my Venice Chess Set, also soon to be published in a Fox Chapel Book.

I want to thank the magazine and everyone that voted for my designs. I honestly don't now where this talent came from, but it's fun to be able to design these things.

Also, watch for the Notre Dame chess set to be published in the same magazine sometime later this year.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sawdust Status

Well folks, the book has been submitted to the publisher. I'm sure there will be some edits going on, but that is to be expected. I'm travelling almost every week for work now so there isn't much I'm doing in the shop.

Maybe I can get some grips done next weekend.