Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Makers Market Wednesdays

Hey everyone I just wanted to give a heads up that I won't be able to make it down to the market this week. If there is anything your looking for just send me an email and would be happy to make other arrangements.

Thanks for checking in,

Dan

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday Market


Well I have been really busy making a Pulpit for a church in Capitola, so I did not make anything new and exciting to come down to the market with me today, but I will be down there. Along with making the pulpit I sold one of my favorite skateboards (rising sun deck)  so I was able to hire a new Shop Helper!


"Shop Assistance" 

Custom Pulpit


I was recently commissioned to create a pulpit for Capitola Community Church. I was really excited for this unique opportunity, how often do you get to build a pulpit? They really wanted it took look clean and simple without too much flash. I really enjoyed build this piece there were a few design challenges that I had to overcome, but I am happy with the end result!







Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Makers Market Wednesdays

Wooden pirate swords are some of the first thing that I learned how to make as a young boy. They are also on the first thing I sold/traded. I remember when I was about 10 years old I was allowed to use the band saw, and would use a template my dad made to make pirate swords.  I would make swords for the neighborhood kids too, and I would sell them or trade them for different toys.
My sister has three boys all of which love playing swords; I have made a lot of swords for them over the years. They recently moved back to Santa Cruz and they are already asking for more swords. This gave me the idea to make a couple to sell. These swords are built to last, my nephews are really tough on these ones I built them and they have held up great!



Approximately 20" long 


Approximately 20" long



After creating a the apple cutting board one of my friends suggested I make a egg plant cutting board as well, and here is what I came up with. Hope you like it.




Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Makers Market Wednesdays

Well it has been a busy week, but I will be at the Makers Market today from 1:30-6:30pm.
 I have been working on a Pulpit for Capitola Community Church (pictures to come) so I was not able to finish any new projects for the market today. I do have a few new projects in the works though and I’m pretty excited about them!
 The First one is a bike basket I have been thinking about making some kind of basket/rack for my bike for a while now.  One of my friends found one on the internet and suggested that I try to make some, which just confirmed that it was a good idea. I have a design in the works so it might be a couple weeks before I have a prototype for everyone to see.
My other idea is some pirate swords for kids.  One of the first things I started making when I was a kid was wooden pirate swords; I even sell them to the neighborhood kids.  I usually make them for my nephews and friends kids as presents these days.  
Here is a picture of one of the ones I made for my nephew…  I would love some feedback on this would anyone be interested in something like this?