Sharpshooters; The fascinating and thrilling story of the elite green clad Union troops known as the “widow makers,” the United States Sharpshooters written by historian and reenactor Stanley D. Saperstein.
Archive for July, 2009
Charles Maxwell & Dan Cooney of Hardwood Clocks design and create hand made one-of-a-kind works of art that are feats of engineering and craftsmanship. These are clocks, yes clocks, made entirely of wood that function accurately and reliably; in other words they track and display the time!
Our topic today is the concept of an “investment grade blade.” Knives are by no means a neglected form of artwork, nor is their potential as an investment lost among collectors. The topic is, however, foreign to the majority of people outside the world of knife makers and collectors. You’re all aware that a painting can potentially go up in value, most of you know that a sculpture can become an investment. I’d bet that there is a good percentage of people who’s investment portfolios include items from the common art medias. My question is, have you ever seriously considered purchasing a knife within your investment portfolio?
The Trade Only Design Library (TODL) Featured Artisans’ Restoration Services in a broadcast email yesterday morning. TODL’s commitment to green design is illustrated by their ongoing programs designed to encourage manufacturers, artists, and designers to actively produce and implement environmentally sound products and services. TODL’s Green Director Kim Gordon LEED AP heads the efforts and […]
Artisans of the Valley’s New Wave Gothic Credence Table Returns for a Makeover: All things require upkeep in order to maintain working order and appearance, furniture is certainly no exception. Everyone knows this fact, yet furniture is likely one of the most neglected of all your possessions. New furniture, collectibles, and antiques all require upkeep.
The 4th of July seems to be a great time to feature our hand made and hand painted folk art flags. These unique creations are generally painted on a rough or rustic weathered plank and can be configured to display the flag of your choice. United States flags ranging from revolutionary to modern, state flags, fraternities, international, corporate, etc. Flags, eagles, banners with quotes, and other patriotic symbolism can be established as stand-alone artwork or incorporated into furniture carving, walking sticks, or sculpture.