My daughter is a princess. I suspect most fathers feel this way about their daughters, but my daughter is especially a princess, because she is mine. See how that works?  There is a magical moment in a father-daughter relationship, where she asks you to make her something.  What joy!  Being a princess, she wanted to decorate […]

Written by: Connie Ratisseau Rick and Cheryl Mock of Bryan Ohio spend a good deal of their time celebrating LOVE. Not just their own, but their Etsy store, CarvedArtStudio511, keeps them busy memorializing and celebrating Wedding Anniversaries, and much more. They have carved over 1,000 plaques in just 4 years and now have 4 CarveWright […]

Written by: Connie Ratisseau About 10 years ago, we at LHR did a half dozen or so Customer Spotlights where we introduced customers and shared what they were doing with the CarveWright System. We are bringing those spotlights back and hope you enjoy getting to know a little about Blake Warner, his business partner and […]

October is one of my favorite times of year.  For starters, it’s finally cooling off enough to enjoy being in my shop.  Summer temperatures can go on well into October down here in Houston.  It’s also costume and prop season, which means lots of things to do in my shop.  Halloween driving most of that, but […]

We made a fun project awhile back that I never got around to writing about.  Thankfully, I took photos during the process and I came across them the other day.  Our co-founder, David Jochim, was redoing his back patio and ended up with a lot of weathered redwood from the old decking.  He brought it […]

CarveWright user and master prop/costume maker, Shawn Thorsson, has written a book! “In this book, master prop maker Shawn Thorsson uses his unique blend of humor and insight to turn years of painful experience into detailed explanations. He’ll show you many of the tools, methods, and processes that you can use to create professional-looking science […]

We’ve been working on a library project for almost 6 years, and it is nearly finished. Earlier this summer at the CarveWright Conference we gave tours and shared some photos in our post-conference blog.  Now, we’ve gathered up photos outlining the progress of this great build to show you some of the steps taken along the […]

Over the last few years, many of my friends have been acquiring kegerators to have beer on tap in their homes.  Not only that, but many of them are even brewing their own beers to share when friends come over.  Some of them are even pretty good at it.  One thing these taps all had […]

A couple years ago, we had a special visitor at our conference. She didn’t own a CarveWright machine, and had actually just learned of it’s existence. Her name is Bridgette Mongeon, and she was researching the system for her new book. Now 2 years later, her book, 3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft: Exploring […]

Yes, It’s true, I made t-shirts and Christmas cards with the CarveWright! I used an old process called block printing. It’s been around forever, and many of you have probably even done it before. Traditionally, one would trace an image onto a block of some sort, carve away (by hand) the negative space to create […]

This is part 4 of the Chess Table Project.  Check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 if you haven’t yet.  Part one, covered the design and carving of the chess pieces and the idea stages of the table design.  Part 2, discussed the process of designing, carving, and assembling the chess board for […]

This is part 3 of the Chess Table Project.  Check out Part 1 and Part 2, if you haven’t yet.  In part one,  I covered the design and carving of the chess pieces and the idea stages of the table design.  Part 2 discussed the process of designing, carving, and assembling the chess board for […]

This is part 2 of the Chess Table project.  Check out part 1 here, if you haven’t yet.  In part one,  I covered the design and carving of the chess pieces and the idea stages of the table design.  Now, I have the lumber (some really choice curly cherry and flame maple for the chess […]

The featured project at the 2014 CarveWright Conference was a carved chess table and chess pieces.  This project utilized almost every feature of the CarveWright system and is a great demonstration of it’s power to create anything.  Below I’ll outline the processes we went through to design and build this project.   The Chess Pieces […]

In my virtual travels around the net, I occasionally come across something that blows my mind.  Recently this happened, and I discovered it was being done with a CarveWright.  I try to keep up with the world of 3D fabrication in general.  With all the recent 3D printers and CNC machines flooding the market it […]