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Below are answers to some commonly asked Workshop related questions.  Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or FAQs to add.

I have a few including Bloodwood and Jatoba, but my top wood of choice is Black Walnut.  Black Walnut Walnut is relatively easy to get from tree services or just local marketplace adds.  Its rich, dark chocolate color brings a sense of elegance to any project.  It is also found with curl or other figure which make the final products finish look three-dimensional.

Figure is an unusual, three dimensional, pattern in some woods. As you move the wood around, the natural patterns seem to move. There are many different varieties of figure with just as many conditions that cause it.

Curly or curl is a type of figure. The grain of the wood is compressed, causing alternating hard and soft bands. The wood looks like it has actual ridges when it is perfectly flat. The curl patterns change as you move the wood.

Burl is a condition where the grain in the wood is not the normal strait lines. The grain goes in all different directions such as swirls and other random shapes. Burl wood is beautiful and very sought after. Burl is formed when a tree’s metabolism is highjacked by either virus, fungus or bacterium organisms. This causes an interruption in the trees growth hormones which, in turn, causes the irregular growth and patterns.

I have a commonly used formula to estimate the prices of my works. Basically it is 3 times the cost of the pen component kit and the material (i.e. wood, acrylic, deer antler, etc.). The x3 accounts for the kit and materials, labor and overhead. The costs of the kits vary widely. For example the Wall Street II pen components kits range in price from $6.99 to $22.99 depending on material and sub category. Wood costs can vary from $1.00 for reclaimed pine to $24.99 for snakewood, and beyond. This is a secondary reason for using reclaimed wood as much as possible. 

I think this statement by Rebeckah Joy Piett, sums it up pretty well.

” When you buy from an independent artist you are buying more than just a painting or a novel or a song.  You are buying hundreds of hours of experimentation and thousands of failures. You are buying days, weeks, months, years of frustration and moments of pure joy. You are buying nights of worry about paying the rent, having enough money to eat, having enough money to feed the children, the birds, the dog. You aren’t just buying a thing, you are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a private moment in someone’s life. Most importantly, you are buying that artist more time to do something they are truly passionate about; something that makes all of the above worth the fear and the doubt; something that puts the life into the living.”