I've been doing a lot of carving lately. A LOT of carving. I really enjoy the process and the various projects that I get from customers (and ones I come up with) are a lot of fun. My issue has been with organization. I have all of these carving tools and when I get in the groove, they end up all strewn across the top of the workbench. There has to be a better way! Today, I put on my brain hat and came up with a solution that I hope will work for me. It's a dual purpose
Who doesn't like the iconic "Learn to fly here!" signs that you see at FBOs across this great nation? Now, you can own your very own sign customized with the aircraft of your choice. The prototype is a T-1A Jayhawk of USAF pilot training fame; one of my personal favorites. This is a video showing some of the process that goes into my work. There's some missing footage due to user error, but I tried to recap the entire process. Thanks for reading/watching!
Step 1: Create amazing hand made products...CHECK Step 2: Come up with catchy name...CHECK Step 3: Create business and offer custom wood stuff...CHECK Step 4: Make awesome commercial...CHECK Step 5: Sit back and watch the magic happen...
I suppose I should have done this a while ago. Here's a quick tour of the Flying WoodShop. There's a short bit about the phone/camera mount that I made this morning. With that, I plan on uploading more videos of projects, so subscribe and keep an eye out. Let me know if there's something that you want to see in the shop. Thanks for reading/watching!
Ok. Perhaps not a full-blown extravaganza, but I've been doing quite a few custom beer tap handles lately. The most recent is a 747-400 inspired handle for a member of The Pilot Network. This tap handle was a lot of fun to carve. The customer provided a turn radius diagram from the flight manual and let me have at it. The customer also asked to have Boeing and 747-400F carved down the sides. It was a two-day carve and I'm quite pleased with the results. There are several