Consider some cheap do-it-yourself work to get a new look in your home for less.
Joe Stebbing started out carving wood the old-fashioned way. With chisels and a mallet. Trouble was, it took about three months to make a single carving. Stebbing, a plumber by day and an artist in the evening, wanted to increase his output. Then he saw some chainsaw carvings by Dean Fox. Those changed his mind.
When you paint with fire, you don’t sign your work with a pen or a brush. Hell, no. You heat a branding iron until it glows, press it hard into wood and admire the sizzle and smoke. Walker Babington just got the branding iron, which bears his initials. Before that, he didn’t feel comfortable signing his art work at all.
Keith Schoonover can wait months, sometimes years, for his wood to be just right for sale.
A redesign is in the works for one of the shore’s most iconic landmarks.