Articles by: Jim-Sebring

Star Carving Fixture

Star Carving Fixture

Dress up your Christmas tree with handcarved stars! The stars are ideal for highlighting garlands or wreaths and make perfect stocking stuffers. I developed the holding fixture so I could mass produce the laminated stars Use the drawings as a guide. Choose a soft wood 4×4 for the base unit; […]

by January 27, 2010 Techniques
What is Tramp Art?

What is Tramp Art?

By Jim Sebring The origin of tramp art dates back to the late–1800s. Essentially, tramp art consists of notched and layered pieces of wood. It is widely believed that tramp art evolved from folk-art chip carving traditions. The notches, which were often carved in wood scavenged from cigar boxes and […]

by January 6, 2010 Features