So a man I really respect used to use a walking stick to knock pecans from trees. This is while he was studying philosophy on university. He’s now 76 and I thought it would be a fitting gift to inlay some pecans on a walking stick. There will be a 44 magnum shell set in the top as a reminder of his days as an Alaskan bush pilot and sea captain. I’ll post pictures once she’s all wrapped up. #carpentry#woodworking#nomadcustomcarpentry#nomadcarpentry#shopwork#rigid#rigidrouter
From the shop to the beach, Makita has you covered.
@buildlifeoutdoors bleeds Makita, so when I mentioned needing a portable radio he bought me this to use in the shop. We brought it camping this weekend, and it’s been amazing!
PS. I’m not sponsored.
Hey guys, and happy Friday! My name is Reagan, and I am the heart behind this business alongside my sweet husband Christopher. We started this business in a season of transition with so much uncertainty as to what the future held, and we have been blown away by this adventure every step of the way.
REAL REEL: We are getting ready to go into our busiest time of the year, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little anxious about it. We've got 7 shows on the calendar right now, which makes me so freaking excited and definitely a little nervous all at once. But we've been revving up for these events all year long, and are just ready to dive in and start showing up! We can't WAIT to meet you all, to hear the stories of your favorite places, and to make signs that commemorate these memories for you!
So thanks for following along on our adventures, and have a wonderful weekend! | 📸: @lauren_connelly#localstature
None of these four would’ve made the cut when my father was deep into custom woodworking. The ideals of what is attractive is slowly shifting to the irregular. I guess makers like me are helping the cause. Straight uniform grain bores me, and perhaps the argument is that it bores me because I can’t do it justice in the traditional sense of fine furniture making. But this is irrelevant, for the artistic approach I’ve chosen is to seek out the outliers, the spalted pieces, the knotty, bark-riddled pieces, the perfectly imperfect ones, and turn them into one of a kind pieces that tell a more flavourful tale than that of the faultless maple ogee rail and stile mirror frame. To each their own.
From left: spalted Birdseye maple, heavily spalted self milled yellow birch, self milled blue stain Manitoba maple, and locally salvaged crabapple.