Fraktur Painting – Blossoming of Faith

Blossoming of Faith Original Fraktur Water Color – Blossoming of Faith – $129 My Original Fraktur Paintings This is a one of a kind, hand drawn, hand inked, and hand colored fraktur inspired painting. This and my other fraktur paintings are not a copy of an antique fraktur but an expression of my own vision … Continue reading Fraktur Painting – Blossoming of Faith

Fraktur Decoration on Paper

Fraktur Decoration on Paper I have long had an interest in fraktur, and have been doing fraktur type decoration for some time. A couple years ago, I decided to get serious about the art form. I started with bookmarks and bookplates as I needed something appropriate for my hand bound, leather covered 1733 New Testament … Continue reading Fraktur Decoration on Paper

Gunmaker Tools – 1775-1785 Augusta/Rockbridge Co. Virginia Longrifle Templates & Layout Guide

Gunmaker Tools for an Early Virginia Longrifle 1775-1785 Augusta/Rockbridge Co. Virginia Longrifle Templates & Layout Guide This offering is my attempt to help the beginning gunmaker by making some of my layout tools available to them. As the title indicates, this drawing has templates for my interpretation of the 1775-1785 Augusta/Rockbridge Co. Virginia longrifles documented … Continue reading Gunmaker Tools – 1775-1785 Augusta/Rockbridge Co. Virginia Longrifle Templates & Layout Guide

Late Colonial Powder Horn

This powder horn was made from a raw horn in a late colonial style. I scraped it down, carved and filed the spout in the traditional manner. The plain domed base plug was carved from pine and held in place with wooden pegs. I turned the stopper from a scrap piece of curly maple. The … Continue reading Late Colonial Powder Horn

Hand Turned Curly Maple Pens

I make these hand turned, curly maple, ball point pens from highly figured gunstock scrap that would otherwise go to waste.  These pens are stained with aqua fortis just like my gunstocks; which means at least three whiskerings with water and a scraper before staining, a coat of tannic acid to darken the figure, and … Continue reading Hand Turned Curly Maple Pens