Tables for Two; New semester at KBS; Placemakers at the Bemis

It’s been a crazy few weeks. I’ve moved to a new house, started my second full semester as a mentor with the Kent Bellows Studio and have several major projects going on, including two large conference-type tables that are commissions for growing Omaha small businesses. Balancing these two tables has been one of the trickier challenges I’ve faced since starting … Read more »

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My First Full Dining Set

Late last week I started working on what will be my first full dining set: a smallish, yet functional cherry and walnut-accented table and 4 chairs. The table is a pretty straightforward Parsons-style design, with a unique and fully functional (emphasis on the “fun”) hanging shelf that is mortised into the surface of the table top. The matching chairs are … Read more »

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Of Book Cases & Balloons

It’s been several weeks since I mustered the will to write anything. In my literary absence, I’ve been busy on lots of projects, including a fancy book case, a new series of balloons, blimps and other flight-inspired lathe-turned pieces, and hammering out designs for some exciting new projects that I’ll be sharing soon, including my first full dining set, and … Read more »

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How do you take your coffee?

Maybe it’s because it’s easier to find a place to put an extra chair than an extra table. Or maybe it’s that I deeply despise the taste of coffee. (I do enjoy toffee, though, if you every want to bring m some). Whatever the reason, I haven’t made many coffee tables. For my friends Jessica McKay and Christopher Van Buskirk … Read more »

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“Transitions” table & Dana Damewood’s photos

I wanted to share some of the photos that Omaha-based photographer Dana Damewood took during the big blizzard we had in Omaha a few weeks ago. Right after Dana took these photos, I wrapped up the table, braved the blizzard and delivered it to my clients’ beautiful new home in Dundee. I love how Dana highlighted some of the more … Read more »

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Some current & pending projects

The snow, or something like it, is falling. I’m going to stay in the comfort of my house for a couple days and hope it melts quickly and we get a few more 70-degree days. A boy can dream, right? Either way, this seems as good an opportunity as any to share an update on the happenings at MeasureCutCut Studio. … Read more »

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Of Dining Tables & Web Designs

Almost exactly one year ago I took part in a little holiday group show at Julie Conway’s Illuminata Glass Studio. One of the artists I had the pleasure of getting to know a little better while hanging around the show was Andrew Hershey. Andrew balances making his own artwork along with his duties as the Bemis Center’s Media Director,¬†and as … Read more »

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A little habitat

When I finished the Habitat table recently for Birdhouse Collectible, I was inspired to continue working with dyed resin. Luckily, I still had a little of the spalted, wormhole-laden hackberry to experiment with. I originally envisioned creating miniature, coffee table versions of the Habitat table, complete with the striking red resin application. I quickly realized I didn’t have enough material … Read more »

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