So I’ve been making these things along with some other things such as beard combs, double finger rings, and guitar picks out of wood… It’s raised some eyebrows amongst my community. Everyone has been like… “What the hell? One day Jarrod cuts down a tree and whittles cool crap while sitting on his porch smoking his pipe?” – though this is a bit romanticized of what actually happens
My family history is rich with carpenters and woodworkers and I’ve gotten to this place in my life where I’m thirsty for a trade. I’m sick of the lack of balance regarding the time I’m sitting in front of my computer and the time I’m actually awake to this world/life. So this woodworking thing has been stirring up inside me and my good friend Steve brought it out rather quickly when his interest was sparked by his dad (who just built his own wooden boat). Anyhow, Steve made a set of three rather neat looking spoons and a spatula… and now I can’t be stopped, I’m going bananas chipping wood.
It’d be great if I was able to sit on my porch swing, smoking my pipe, whittling cool stuff while my children play in the sun and my wife sits beside me reading a good novel while the warm sun sets over the mountains… but right now, its the late nights, and early mornings when my kids wake me up and I can’t get back to sleep… that is when I whittle and carve. Not so romantic at this point but non-the less I love it.
I’ve had many people asking if I sell these or intend to and yes… I do intend to and will have some updates soon on how you can get you’re hands on one of these… and/or some other trinkets I’ve become fond of making.
I absolutely appreciate the support and encouragement. It is the season (and by season i mean this next decade) of the artists and craftsman to find their song and sing it… so encourage each other in that aspect and don’t be afraid to try new things!