A Visit To Long River Gallery & Gifts

Long River Gallery & Gifts, located in rural Lyme, NH is operated by Dave and Lisa Celone. If you haven’t stopped in to check what they offer, we highly recommend that you do. Easy to find, bordering the Connecticut River alongside Vermont neighbor town, Thetford.sandy at long river gallery and giftsBud and I were able to meet with Dave, tour the shop and have to say we are..VERY impressed with not only the selection of gifts and artwork, but the quality offered.  Well done you guys, we are thrilled to be one of your chosen woodworkers.

Lucky for us, Tracy Gillespie was shop sitting on Saturday, so we were able to meet her. Hi Tracy!

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Tracy Gillespie – Block Print Artist

Shown here in cherry, this handmade wooden rocker is not only unique and gorgeous, it’s extremely comfortable. Why is it so comfortable? Find out at the link provided below.

So many artists, artisans and crafters are featured, we know that you’ll be impressed too. We also noticed a few fellow Vermont Hand Crafters! So, here is a shout out to some of them… Continue reading

Hello Texas!

Creative Woodworking’s 1st cutting board in the shape of a state is – NOT Vermont?

No, it is not.white oak cutting board texas shape

Why? Well, I’m not sure exactly how this happened, we had planned on making some Vermont Shape Cutting boards, we just hadn’t done it yet. So, we were chatting with a friend from Texas…and that’s how the story goes.

Step 1 – Make the Template

  • What is the overall size? Go from there.

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Getting there is 1/2 the fun…

Some folks say showing up is 1/2 the battle – and I guess that would apply at times. For us, as Creative Woodworking grows, getting there is 1/2 the battle, but getting there is also 1/2 the fun. Our most recent road trip and 1st delivery to Grand Isle Art Works brought us to upper Lake Champlain. Little did we know how stunning this area (and the lake) is!!lake-champlain

Driving into South Hero, we were not at all prepared…the lake gets closer and closer and closer until all there is – is the road. Lake Champlain, so big on both sides, it’s breath taking.

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