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Calvin and Hobbes

When I was a kid, I hated reading.  I never found something that captured my interest.  When I was ten years old, my sister moved to France to be an Au pair for a year, and when we dropped her off at the airport, my mother took us to the bookstore for something to occupy us on the long car ride home.  I groaned.  A book?  Yippee.  But she insisted, so I wandered around until something caught my eye.  A Calvin and Hobbes collection. Weirdos from Another Planet to be specific. I was immediately drawn to this weird kid and his imaginary tiger, so that's the book I bought.  It changed my life.  The vocabulary and story structure transformed me into a voracious reader from that point on, and from there, everything changed.  I started doing better in school, I started writing short stories, and I gained confidence in myself.  Bill Watterson took a kid who hated to read and turned him into a man who would go on to become an English teacher later in life.  I owe him a lot, and these pieces are intended to be a tribute to his iconic work, and to characters who defined a generation of readers and story tellers.  

Live-Edge

Live edge keeps the natural edge of the tree (with the bark stripped off) and creates a very unique profile for each piece.  These pieces are priced per square inch so you can size it according to your budget.  For live edge pieces, add 20% to the price compared to square stock, because of cost of materials and difficulty of making blanks.

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Framed

These pieces are burned into Baltic birch plywood and framed in a darker solid wood (typically mahogany) for a nice contrast.  Each piece is hand-burned and inked, and can be done in virtually any size.  These pieces are priced per square inch so you can size it according to your budget. 

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Solid Wood Plaques

These are made of a 0.5 inch solid wood plaque and feature a profiled edge instead of a frame.   Each piece is hand-burned and inked, and can be done in virtually any size.  These pieces are priced per square inch so you can size it according to your budget.

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Skateboards

These are burned onto actual maple skateboard decks. Though they do have holes to mount trucks and wheels, these are intended to be wall mounted art pieces. (though James may or may not be the skateboard police...)

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