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Guestbook for: thewizz
Kent Mosher: You have lots of hours in your shop I can see. Nice bench and setup. Looking at your photos of what you have done it looks like many years at it too. I have about had it with working for the man and trying to get into carving and stay out of trouble on the cold winter days & nights here. I will be back for more ideas. Kent in Willow, Alaska
December 7, 2011 12:45PM

sweeney: i really like the tools you made. The saws in particular. All the best from down under
August 23, 2009 6:46AM

M Warner: Hello Richard I left a comment on another page so not sure where that goes. I have a desire to carve wood and I sent for a cheapy carving set. I have no artistic ability. Must one have artisic ability? I have no training or there is not a place here to train. I don't know where to start, where to go or how to get there. Maybe yourself or soma your readers here have web sites I can view, or maybe without training or artistic ability it is a lost cause. MORAY
April 6, 2008 8:52AM

vickietwo: You have great ,beautiful carving. I don't know what I'm doing yet. I need to learn more to finish a good carving. Chicago VICKIE
October 1, 2007 10:55AM

Darren Myers: Hello, I love all your work and think that your homemade tools and benchs are awesome. I am just starting to learn how to carve and was wondering if you have any larger plans you could send to me for you benches and your vises? I think they would be a great addition to my shop. Thanks
April 17, 2006 4:18PM

Bill T: You do a great and like the work u are doin what is the doors for and also like your signs as well.
January 9, 2006 8:02PM

Wayne Veit: Richard, I'm not at home and can't email from my daughters, when I get home on sunday night I can email you or send me a phone number and i'll call you.
November 26, 2005 1:26PM

wayne veit: hi richard, i have the beall collet chuck set. i don't use it any more. email me direct if interested.
November 25, 2005 7:44PM

scottg: Hey Richard Your server is still bouncing my mail to you. Maybe you could visit and unlock snowcrest.net or call customer service and ask them to do it. It's probably on the blacklist because it's not known. It's a small server. Love your projects! We is birds of a feather! Check this. 4 1/4" long 8^D http://users.snowcrest.net/kitty/scott/fudgy1.jpg and this, 3" blade! http://users.snowcrest.net/kitty/scott/drawsmal2.jpg yours, Scott
May 17, 2005 8:55AM

Don Smart: Thanks for your pictures. Great carving! I'm interested in building a version of you relief carving bench. Any chance on getting a larger print of the plans? Also, looking through the photos, I'm not sure what you use all of the holes for - stops?
May 10, 2005 8:07AM

Rick Eilers: Your work inspires me to no end. I really like your work. This is my first dive into the woodworking pool.... I hae learned a great deal just looking at this site. Almost boggles the mind. WOW! Rick Eilers Lebanon, Oregon
January 27, 2005 10:48PM

Kaz: Vry nice site. Even nicer shop. Lots of good ideas, thankyou for sharing. You do good work.
January 1, 2005 8:40PM

Larry: Nice!
January 1, 2005 2:47AM

Bill Testu: I love all your work. Ducks are fantastic..my favorite. Wonderful web site with lots of info. All the best to you and family.
September 11, 2004 11:45AM

Steve Mendelsohn: Great photos, thanks.
September 3, 2004 5:43AM

Darrell: Thank you ever so much for showing your relief carving bench. That inspired me to build my own. Thanks again
July 21, 2004 7:34AM

Tom Barclay: You sure do fine work and LOTS of it. Great stuff! Tom Barclay (the woodwaster)
July 2, 2004 5:46PM

Darrell: I just joined the knothole group a while back and was very impressed on your benches for relief carving. I will be making something on the order of what you have accomplished. Thanks for the ideas and the inspiration. I will be setting up a shop in the only Indian store in town and carving to my hearts content. If you ever get a chance to come to Myrtle Beach, SC let me know!!! Thanks again, Darrell
February 13, 2004 8:44AM

Bill Russell: Richard, I loved all of your carvings. But your carving benches and holding stands are really super.You have a very creative mind. I enjoyed all of your albums and I will be sure to check back.
January 22, 2004 4:02AM

bill lowe: loved your carvings and you have a marvellous setup, got the gallery from carving walking sticks group, I only do sticks very much the self taught amateur at carving but love doing it, I have some phtos on the walking stick web site, again just of sticks, thanks for sharing and a happy and prosperous New Year in 2004 to you and yours..from bill lowe in a very cold Lincolnshire cheers..........
December 30, 2003 11:19AM

Joe Sauer: Very impressive, Richard.I really like the mini shaving vise.
December 30, 2003 8:41AM

Ray Mighells: Very nice albums. All great work--keep it coming.You can see my PT albums at razaxnstuff
December 24, 2003 8:49AM

peruturner: Hi fellow woodturner nice turnings please check my albums too under (peruturner) queep on turning ED
September 14, 2003 9:59AM

Ken Laninga: Nice Diamond Willow stick you are working on there but I could not see just what you were doing to it. I'm into Diamond Willow in a BIG way! http://www.surf.to/ken
August 8, 2003 9:56AM

Brian A. Trueman: Very interesting stuff on your site. Wish I was as good as you at carving. Very innovative carvings and work benches.
June 12, 2003 12:11PM

Shirley Farnsworth: Outstanding photos, Richard. You do amazing work.
April 5, 2003 1:45PM

Larry Mattson: Beautiful work. I love your homebuilt workshop features. Larry in Orlando
March 11, 2003 5:56AM

Bill Gilliand: Hello! The dumbhead shaving horse - Where can I find plans for the one you use and show on your web site?
February 14, 2003 6:22AM

David Atmar Smith: Richard, I had to go no farther than your hand planes to recognize your talent. But, I am so impressed with your carving stands that I'm going to write to you for the plans to your sculptor's stand. You da Man, as they say. David www.picturetrail.com/davidatmarsmith
January 30, 2003 8:01PM

John A. Perry: Great Web Site --- I extremely enjoyed it --- Your tools and fixtures are inventive --- I make cane & walking sticks of unique design --- They give the history of a living family --- Parents, children, grand & great grand children with each of thier birth dates inscribed on the WS. They make Grampas very happy seeing what he and his wife have given life too. --- I call them Loin-sticks. I also have made canes with verses like the 23rd Psalm on them. No two of my canes are alike --- each is primitive but well very pleasing to the eye. People get a kick looking at them and they bring many comments. The hardest part for me in making them is stripping bark and smoothing the wood before carving. I like your striping holding tool???? If you know of anyone that might want a very unusual WS please let me know. John A. Perry
January 6, 2003 8:33PM

H.C. Bud Garrison: Great Web site, Thank you for sharing. You are a gifted carver. Really like your sho[ and all the tools, makes one jealous. LOL. May God bless you and yours.
November 27, 2002 7:17AM

Brenda: Richard, I liked your photo's very much. I think you have a great shop and supply of material. Thank you for sharing these photos with us. (I'm in the stickmakers club on Yahoo). From, Brenda.
October 3, 2002 1:09AM

Ruth Harding: Always a pleasur viewing your pics Richard!!
June 30, 2002 11:01AM

Rick: Richard, Really great work. Love the dog & cat, and the castle are my favorites. The carving vise is pretty ingenious too. Rick Rick's Woodshop Creations
April 27, 2002 6:51PM

Tommie: Really nice site. I tried to print the rlans for your shaving horse but the print was too small to read. I rewally liked your carving bench. Visit my site: http://www.angelfire.com/va3/tommiesplace.com
April 24, 2002 3:07PM

Monty Montgomery: Hey Wizzzzzzzzzz I really like the handle on the DW that looks like a palm handle, is it Mertyl wood? that bench is nice also, I don't think it was done when i was there. Marys sending you a suck up package soon
April 3, 2002 6:56AM

David Pritchard: I like your double ended bench and would like to build one. Is there a measured drawing availble?
January 5, 2002 8:35AM

Dave Ullom: Richard, I loved the castle carved in the stump. Do you have any other pictures of it? Other angles? If so, please contact me. I think the concept is facinating and your work tremendous.
January 1, 2002 2:06PM

Jackie: Honey this is very nice. I love you.
October 6, 2001 4:56PM