My carving work shop is a converted one-car garage, attached to our house. Shortly after buying the house we replaced the garage door with a large bay window which allows for plenty of light to enter the room. Once that was done I constructed a sturdy work bench and a rack to hold the carving knives and chisels. Later I added a special wood carving stand with a height-adjustable work platform. Other items in the carving studio are a tool sharpening wheel and various sharpening stones, a magnification light for carving fine details and a light table for tracing designs onto paper.
The work shop also houses shelves full of wood pieces, containers filled with stains, oils and waxes, glues, brushes and anything else needed for carving.
Over the years I have participated in numerous wood carving shows and competitions and have received a number of awards. In total I received 5 Best of Division, 1 Best of show and 1 Peoples’s Choice awards as well as many ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings. All these awards are hanging on a wooden board in my carving studio.