Woman Jumping over a Stool Banjo

May 29, 2019

This banjo is one I made for myself. The fretboard image is made from selected frames of Eadweard Muybridge’s “Woman Jumping Over a Stool”. It is made by inlaying acrylic mother of pearl into Richlite (an ebony alternative). I have seen a number of instruments with heavy adornment but never… Read more

Fretless Banjo

May 29, 2019

This Banjo was custom made for John Ryster.  John was expecting a daughter they were naming Rose at the time of the build. This is the reason for the inlayed rose in the peg head and for her name in the bridge. To here John play this custom fretless banjo… Read more

Ladder Lamp

December 19, 2018

I was in need of a desk lamp for my office. The top of the desk I made a couple years back from some very interesting cherry. Cherry is very sensitive to light and I didn’t want to have anything sit on top to leave a mark from blocking the… Read more

The Father Stool

December 6, 2018

    Last summer I went to visit my Grandfather at the old family farm in Collins, Mississippi. I never grew up there but always visited, and it holds special memories for me. I always heard stories from my father of his time as a young lad and teen working… Read more


August 26, 2018

This drawing entitled “Shed” is 7ft by 5 ft and is part of a larger exhibition in the works but has recently been installed as part of a group exhibition at Georgetown College in Georgetown KY to feature the faculty of Georgetown College. The exhibition itself was a experiment as… Read more

Ohio Tool Company 1900-1902 No 08

May 18, 2018

I found this No 08 Jointer plane in horrible shape. The pitting caused by rust was beyond anything I had ever seen. It looked as though someone used a wire wheel to try and “clean” it up. I purchased it at a local Peddlers Mall because you rarely see a… Read more