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Meet My Dad, The Woodcarver

am a product of my parents. In me, I can see some traits which I get from my mom and some things I get from my dad. I attribute my woodworking abilities to my dad. His name is Jack Branch, and he has been doing woodworking in some form for as long as I can remember. He has designed and built a number of things: furniture, the picnic table and benches out on the screen porch, the cabinet which housed my stereo system – and there were plenty of other things he made as I grew up. Over the past decade, he has developed into a very skilled woodcarver. I visited his home and workshop yesterday, and I have to say that my dad is very fortunate to have such a gigantic space for a workshop. The basement of his home is large enough to fit six cars and has a ceiling height of at least 14 feet. His workshop is a magical place full of sculptures and caricatures. I hope the photos below convey …


Some wood carving gifts

My Dad is a wood carver and he will create neat little pieces of art as gifts. My wife’s 50th birthday was this past week and my Dad carved the dog for her. I thought he did a wonderful job on it. A while back, he gave me the small bust of an old man. It is a little hard to photograph, but he did an equally nice job on it as well. To see a post about my Dad and another of his creations, click here. _____________________________ I have not had much time for woodworking this week. I spent just a little time yesterday morning and about an hour and a half this afternoon. I am still working on the drawers for my daughter’s built-in cabinet. Very slow going – it has been a while since I made drawers and I am having a hard time getting them to fit properly within the face frame. But, it’s nothing I can’t work out; it is just taking much longer than I had planned. (c) Copyright …