Category Archives: Crafts & Hobbies

Canoe Paddle Making 101


Lot going on in the Missouri Bureau today. Michael is out for the afternoon.
We are in the process of making a canoe paddle by laminating.
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Charcoal Making 

https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/travel/destinations/2013/02/04/tour-the-kingsford-charcoal-factory/1890925/

Railroad Graffiti


Graffiti is an art “unique” in itself. We have all seen artists of various interests. And then there are the “railroad” graffiti painters. I see this all the time when I’m on the road.

Wood Carving

brother in Christ carved this.
Dwain Stoop’s down in the southern part of Missouri carved this from the Missouri Conservationist magazine.
It’s a piece of red cedar.

‘Brown Foreman Cooperage Barrel Making’

Sawmill Business

This is what we do at my work.
The logs in bottom picture will be debarked and sawed in to staves, check top picture.a
Then we haul the finished product to different wineries and to a bourbon distillery in Kentucky.
The bigger logs go to Edinburgh, Indiana and sold as veneer.
These staves are made in to barrels eventually.  We also make the ends

Wood carvings, Sculpturing!

This wood carving done by a gentlemen nicknamed "Buzz Saw Bob".
This wood carving done by a gentlemen nicknamed “Buzz Saw Bob”.

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Citizen Journalist in local movie. 2

Enclosed is another scene of the movie I was in, filmed in Rochester.

Citizen Journalist in local movie, Rochester,N.Y.

My life goal was to be an actor, and it still is. I hope for a day I do at least 1 movie on the “Big Screen”. There was a movie being made here in Rochester which I auditioned for and got the part. I hope to place a few of them on here. Enjoy!