Monday, March 16, 2015

No More Custom Orders

Greetings, folks!  It’s been a while hasn’t it.  I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their adventures in woodcarving.

As most of you know, I have been making woodcarving knives and gouges for about five years now as an enjoyable hobby and a small side business.  The fabrication of these tools has brought me a lot of satisfaction and pleasure, not to mention the joy I have received from hundreds of happy customers.  With a heavy heart, I have decided to stop taking custom orders for knives and palm tools.  This decision was certainly not made lightly as I have enjoyed having a hobby that has been able to pay for itself.

The main reason for me coming to this decision was simply a shift in my personal interests.  Although I have enjoyed making these woodcarving tools in the past, my interests have evolved into making custom folding knives.  I find that I enjoy my time much better and find even richer rewards in making my folders than I ever did making woodcarving tools.  And, since this is my hobby, I guess I get to choose how I spend my limited number of spare hours in the week.

I still have quite a few handles cut out and blade steel in my shop, so I will periodically post tools on the “Available Tools” page when I get the inclination to make a carving tool or two.  I will also take requests, so if you are just dying to own a particular tool, drop me an email and I will do my best to make one to your specs the next time I work on woodcarving tools.

I would also like to invite you to visit my new blog at Robinson Edge where you can follow me on my new adventures into the world of custom folding knives.  I even have a few of my knives on that site posted for sale if you are interested.  I will continue to post the occasional woodcarving here and will also leave up all of the previous posts and tutorials for everyone to use.  I want to offer a great big thanks to all those who have purchased my knives and gouges and I hope they continue to make mountains of chips for year to come.