The ShopDog Family comprises the Turnery, Signs, Game Boards, Cutting Boards, Velvit Oil, and my Photography.
In the Turnery I work almost exclusively with the wood lathe, making wine related items, ring boxes, bocce sets, paperweights, conducting batons, magic wands, and other related items.
Click on an image to go to that type of item.
I make cutting boards from the smallest cheese board up to 24”X24”X3”. They can be flat sawn, edge grain, end grain, or natural. All my boards are finished with a mix of Mineral Oil or Walnut Oil and Beeswax that I make here at ShopDog. They can be made with or without feet, with or without grooves, and with or without custom engraving.
As a logical offshoot of cutting boards, I also make coasters in various woods.
Visit the full Cutting Board Store HERE , or click on any image.
ShopDog Signs is a sister to ShopDog Turnery, and shares a portion of the larger ShopDog site.
These are signs from the door-hangers for hotels and resorts, to personalized signs, and elegant award-type pieces.
Visit the full Sign Store HERE, or click on any image.
Chess, Backgammon, Scrabble, Bao, Mancala — all require boards.
I have made game boards since I was a young man, and have found the process to be a great deal of fun. Perhaps he oddest I have made is a chess set where each piece is a pipe, in honor of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado.
Visit the full Game Board Store HERE , or click on any image.
Velvit Oil is a finish I use a great deal here in the Turnery, on both turning and flat work. I have found it to be an excellent finish, durable and attractive. I am not a big fan of the glass-sheen finishes and Velvit Oil takes just the right polish and shine to suit my taste.
If you have questions, or if you want one of the Velvit Products other than Velvit Oil Natural (#200), get in touch with me and I will either get it for you or direct you to a source.
Phone: (336) 584-4228
Buy Velvit Oil HERE, or click on any of the images.
If you have arrived here directly via the velvitoil.com URL, welcome. This is a page in the ShopDog family of sites. I am a very small dealer of Velvit Oil. Velvit Oil is one of several products manufactured by Velvit Products.
I spent much of my youth as a photographer, both still and motion. I have continued, but purely as a amateur. These are a few images I have available for sale.
Go to my Photo site HERE.
Following this link will take you away from the ShopDog site, to the Fine Art America site.
Mercury Adhesives were introduced to me by a friend who taught Aerospace at a local High School. As part of the curriculum he had his students building balsa gliders. After a few years of experimentation with various CA glues, he found Mercury CA to be the best glue for adhering the wooden parts in these aircraft. I tried it out and I agree with him. When I found that Mercury Adhesives are made and packaged in the United States, and that they unconditionally guarantee their product from spoilage, I was doubly sold. Thanks Mike.
If you have any questions please get in touch with me and I will either answer your question or will put you in contact with the folk at Mercury Adhesives.
Phone: (336) 584-4228
Buy Mercury Adhesive Products HERE, or click on either of the images.
If you have arrived here directly via the mercuryca.com URL, welcome. This is a page in the ShopDog family of sites. I am a very small dealer of Mercury Adhesives. Visit the manufacturers site.