Sourcing Wood

Wood is all around us. Fortunately, I have a number of folks who think of me when they have trees cut down on their properties. A friend of mine, Tim, came along to help with cutting and loading the wood. Mike, the owner, also provided a hand loading the wood onto my trailer. I’m always thankful for help.     We had trunks from one pin oak, one red maple and two honey locusts. The wood was wet and very … Read More

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Spinning Tops & Wooden Toys for the Taneytown History Museum

I took the lead in designing and making (and other museum volunteers helped with production too) historic toys for the Taneytown History Museum historic toys display this Spring, 2018. These toys will be available for purchase from the museum. Tops have always been fun. Above is a video of one in action! Special thanks to my daughter, Kelly Heck (a professional photographer) for the photos and video clip! Below are more photos of toy styles for sale. Designed and made … Read More

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