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  1. The Box Plot ... a custom jewelry box created for a clandescent proposal.

    The Box Plot … one of these days I need to lay this article out in publisher and generate a formal PDF version. For now - here's the text and some images are posted above! The Box Plot Article by Eric M. Saperstein - June 2006 There is a goal shared by artists spanning all mediums and...
  2. New Wave Gothic Memorial Credence (Communion) Table

    Religious and fraternal furniture always takes on a special meaning; these pieces accept the persona of ceremony and participate in religious occasions from regular services to weddings, to funerals to holidays. Religious piece lasts for generations, not just a few functional years in a home, so...
  3. "Pheasant Wood" w/ Black Titanium Wine Stopper

    "Pheasant Wood" - Hawaiian Pheasant Wood or Golden Shower Tree (Kolohala) This extremely rare ornamental tree is normally found in yards and landscapes. Its distinctive yellow flowers and foot long pods makes it an interestingly beautiful tree. The wood's grain, when cut, looks like the golden...
  4. The world's most expensive bathroom hampers ...

    Artisans can design and craft chests of almost any size, copying the patterns of past masters, or of original design. A decorative chest can be a feature piece of a living room, bedroom, even a bathroom as one client employed a modern chest as a hamper. This was a very special order and a first...
  5. Eagle Carvings - Fun with the Live Free or Die Theme!

    Outside of New Hampshire "Live Free or Die" is not a commonly uttered statement. The exception is our shop. It's become a common slogan, intertwined with a bald eagle; the concept has made the theme for a series of personal projects. The first carving is in the bookcases above my mantle in the...
  6. Basic Oak Fireplace Surround - When an English Library is just a little too much!

    When I reached a stage in my apprenticeship where "case" products were my specialty, I began the task of turning my house into a home by taking advantage of my skills as a furniture maker. The task of installing an array of custom pieces including an oak fireplace surround, a home theater, a...
  7. A Cause for Walking Sticks

    Earlier this year my father's cousin Michael sent us some information about a former Army Ranger, Rory Fanning, who decided to take time out of his life to walk clear across the US to raise funds for The Pat Tillman Foundation. Rory's quest is personal, he served with Tillman, and the two were...
  8. The Kayaking Commissioner

    This is an extract article from our next newsletter - watch my blog entry for updates for when our 3rd Qtr 2009 Artisans Quarterly Review is released. Until then - here's a preview below. Links to Previous Issues: http://www.artisansofthevalley.com/newsletter.shtml Featured Carving by Master...
  9. Woodworking Skill Share
    I've made a step stool out of maple, and want to paint it. I planned on using a valspar canned spray enamel, but on my test piece I got some beading/clumping. I tried the same paint on some white pine and it was fine, so I'm assuming that I need to do something special with maple to get it to...
  10. Blogs
    Initial Announcements - Artisans International TV Debut on EBRU-TV's "BLANK CANVAS" Artisans of the Valley is joining the ranks of international TV stars! ... OK fine we're not THAT popular yet … but we'll get there! Seriously - we were privileged to become part of EBRU-TV's new US based...
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    A Call to Artisans, Those Who Appriciate Art, & Wine Lovers! This is a call to Artisans, Art & Furniture Enthusiasts, and Wine Lovers! - We are inviting local artisans to participate in an art and furniture show! Artists & Woodworkers: If you would like to display your talents, crafts, and...
  12. Blogs
    Furniture Restoration in the 21st Century - Circa 1920-1940 Comes of Age Article By Stanley D. Saperstein Artisans of the Valley Master Craftsman, Emeritus "As we complete the first decade of the of the 21 first Century we at Artisans of the Valley has noticed a new trend in the collectible...
  13. Blogs
    Lifestyles of the Rich & Feathered Presents - Extreme Bird Houses Continuing on our trend to feature artists from www.lumberjocks.com on our blog site … (OK … yeah once so far … with http://www.artisansofthevalley.com/blog/index.php/2009/07/hardwood-time-check-out-a-clock-made-entirely-of-wood/...
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    Artisans of the Valley TODL Category Feature - August 2009 Artisans of the Valley was featured today (August 24, 2009) in a Trade Only Design Library (TODL) broadcast email reaching out to over 48,000 members of the design and architectural community. (Shown Right) This feature included an eye...
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    "The Birth of Artemis" - Chronicles of a custom Jay Fisher Chef's Knife. (Product Marketing Example) Article Link: http://www.artisansofthevalley.com/docs/The_Birth_of_Artemis_Chronicles_of_a_Custom_Jay_Fishers_chefs_knife_08-2009.pdf Greetings! This is a preview - a few changes may be...
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    Artisans EBRU-TV Artist Profile on "Blank Canvas" - Air Date September 24, 2009 For those whom are new to our blog site - Artisans of the Valley with our full cast of characters (Eric M. Saperstein, Theresa Tonte, Stanley D. Saperstein, and a rare on camera appearance by Cindy Saperstein) will...
  17. Blogs
    The Ultimate Orbital Polisher - Gem Industries Takes on Wood! Artisans of the Valley reviews the Gem Industries Orbital Polisher - a 16lb perfectly balanced 11" random orbital sander. Yes - we said 16 (sixteen) pounds, this is no lightweight class machine, it's a professional grade piece of...
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