If you’ve spent any amount of time on the CarveWright users forum or Carvaholics Facebook group, you are familiar with Clinton Stoutenburgh (AKA cestout). Clint has been carving with us from the very beginning after acquiring his first unit in 2007. As many new users do, he joined the user’s forum and started asking a lot of questions. It wasn’t long though, that he was doing more answering of questions than asking.
Clint jumped in and learned everything he could about the operation of both the machine and software. He went through every tutorial he could find taking what he learned and putting it into practice.
He purchased projects from the Pattern Depot and, while making them, really analyzed how they were designed.
Clint has always enjoyed the problem solving aspect of designing projects.
“When you approach an idea and think, “could I do that with my CarveWright?” Figuring out the solution is fun and addicting.”
As soon as people started seeing what Clint could do, orders started coming in. In response, he created Clint’s Custom Carving as the name of his CarveWright based business and built himself a website. He’s made signs, plaques, custom boxes, memorial pieces, and many other pieces for customers all over.
I think designing and building for all of his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids is where Clint’s real passion lies. Every year, he makes Christmas presents for all the kids in the family.
Clint’s explorations have led him to be one of the most active members of the CarveWright community ever. He is the second largest project vendor in the Pattern Depot, he is an active member on both the users forum and Carvaholics group, he does training in his shop as a STARTU member in the southern California area, and he keeps pushing the boundaries of what the CarveWright can do to the benefit of all of us.
In our interviews with Clint, we discovered he has a staggering 2000 hrs on his upgraded B machine and 1300 hrs on his C! Needless to say, he’s well versed in the maintenance and upkeep of his CarveWright units.
If you’re in Southern California and would like to get some training from Clint, contact him through his website to schedule an appointment. www.clintscustomcarving.com