The Studio
The Studio

My studio is about 50 ft from the house. I am blessed to have my work area so close.

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Finishing Works
Finishing Works

Inside the Finishing Half of the Studio. This half of the studio is where I do most of the painting and final assembly of the pieces.

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Drying Time
Drying Time

Multiple works drying between multiple layers of finish.

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Rough and Raw lumber
Rough and Raw lumber

I mill all of my own wood to achieve the proper dimensions I am looking for in order to create specific artworks.

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Final finishing complete
Final finishing complete

Open Road and Waters Edge triptych after several finish coats awaiting box frames to be made and fitted.

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Painting
Painting

I usually paint on a simple surface such as this sawhorse and plywood set up.

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Duality rough in before carving.
Duality rough in before carving.

Sketched out and rough cut beginnings of a Duality Wall piece. These works are made from a solid slab of Mahogany.

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Color Blocks.
Color Blocks.

Multiple Color Blocks being honed in before surface preparation, gesso and paint.

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Rough cutting wood for milling.
Rough cutting wood for milling.

Using the bandsaw, I rough cut the lumber oversized so I have extra material. This extra material allows me to be able to mill the wood down to my exact specifications for each individual piece.

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Jointing rough wood
Jointing rough wood

With proper set up, jointing wood allows for true 90 degree angles to made. This is needed for many of my more linear style works.

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Planing the wood
Planing the wood

Using the planer to mill the wood down to final dimensions.

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A lot of sanding.
A lot of sanding.

These pieces of wood are the rough pieces used in my Color Box series. After milling and roughing out on the bandsaw, each piece goes through a four step sanding process utilizing different machines and snapper grits.

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