Posted on August 24, 2019
Here are a few photos of my runic woodworking projects recently as well as a sunrise on the lift bridge in Duluth, MN and an encounter with a fawn in southern MN.
I am preparing for a busy September where I will have my work for sale at the Little Falls Arts in the Park, Hutchinson Art Show, and the Norsk Høstfest in Minot North Dakota!
Category: Photography, Woodworking Tagged: Animals, Art Show, Ash, Black Walnut, box, Bread Boards, Cutting Boards, Deer, Duluth, Fawn, jewelry box, Life Bridge, Live-edge wood, magnetic, magnetic knife block, Photography, Rune, Runes, Runic, Runic Inscriptions, Serving Boards, Sunrise, Travel, Wood, wood-burn, Wood-burning, Woodworking
Posted on June 30, 2019
I have been working on woodworking as well as photography, but haven’t posted much lately so I thought it was time for a few updates. Some of these items sold at the recent Midwest Viking Festival at the Hjemkomst museum in Moorhead, MN, but there are plenty more to come!
Category: Photography, Woodworking Tagged: Agates, Black Walnut, box, Charred, Church, Coffee Table, Cutting Boards, Hávamál, Hjemkomst, Hopperstad, jewelry box, Lake Superior Rock, minnesota, Moorhead, Nordic, Norse, Northern Minnesota, Old Norse, Photography, Poetry, Resin, Rocks, Runes, Runic, Runic Inscriptions, Scandinavian, Serving Boards, staff, Stav Church, Stave Church, Table, Viking, Viking Ship, vikings, vikingship, walking stick, Walnut, Wood, wood-burn, Wood-burning, Woodworking
Posted on November 15, 2017
A second attempt at creating a MN and surrounding lands fantasy map in the spirit of J.R.R. Tolkien. Larger and more detailed and on a lodge-pole pine table this time!
Posted on November 14, 2017
This end table is made from a chainsaw cut naturally fallen oak tree from southern MN. The edges are chiseled free of bark and rot and dried for over a year. The crack which opened up during the drying process has been held together by three black walnut butterfly inlays for strength and decoration. The oak slab is mounted on raw steel legs which also brace the cracks in the wood. Around the edge is an Old Norse verse written in Elder Futhark runes from the Vǫluspá in the Poetic Edda.
The verse reads:
Ár var alda
þar er Ymir byggði,
vara sandr né sær
né svalar unnir,
jörð fannst æva
gap var Ginnunga,
en gras hvergi.
The Seeress´s Prophecy 3
Young were the years,
when Ymir made his settlement,
there was no sand nor sea,
nor cool waves,
earth was nowhere
nor the sky above,
grass was nowhere.
The English translations are from The Poetic Edda: A New Translation by Carolyne Larrington. Oxford University Press. 1996
Category: Woodworking Tagged: Black Walnut, Butterfly Inlay, Crack, Forest, Live-edge, Live-edge Table, Live-edge wood, Natural, Nature, Oak, Old Norse, Poem, Poetry, Raw Steel Legs, Red Oak, Rune, Runes, Runic, Runic Inscriptions, tree, Tree Rings, Viking, Wood, wood-burn, Wood-burning, Woodworking
Posted on September 5, 2017
In preparation for upcoming Art Shows which I will be attending this month (in Little Falls September 9-10 and Crosslake September 30th), I have just finished two additional Lake Superior Rock and Agate Resin Coffee/End Tables, one with Black Walnut wood and the other, most likely, with Cottonwood. In this post, I have also included photos of some of my fan wood-burns from LoTR and GoT inspired Minnesota.
Posted on August 28, 2017
A few more wood burns here taken from posters, scenes, and logos from The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Game of Thrones, and Skyrim. More fantasy/sci-fi art will be in the works. If anyone is interested in commissioning any art they like in a certain size or style, send me a picture of it and I will make it for you. Depending on the size, complexity, and time taken to burn I can give you a price estimate at your request!
Posted on August 11, 2017
My recent nerdy wood-burning projects including a Tree of Gondor end table, Yggdrassil/Branch and Root Tree, Tolkienesque Minnesota Map, Nazgul, and Gokstad Viking Ship wall decor pieces.
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