Monday, February 1, 2010


Hey, sorry for the delay in getting something on this site. I still am not quite up to doing articles on a regular bases but I am sure that will come in time. Anyway I have been quite busy this winter and I have to admit, that whenever I have any free time I am off to the Taos Mountain to do some skiing. So until the middle of April, skiing will be one of my main priorities. As I get older I have come to realize that it is very important not to procrastinate, so therefore as long as this body is willing to do black diamonds and double black diamonds on Taos Mountain I have no other choice than to submit to the mountain.

As for the knives I was able to finish up the ones that had been ordered and yes, I will be continuing the knife series as I find time. I hope that I have the time to work on getting them done this month so that will be one less thing to have to worry about. What me worried?

I just finished these signs over the week-end which is amazing since I had a full weekend of skiing as well. And now have to do one additional one.

I have been hired on by Tree Of Life Woodworking to work on a carving project for one of Ted Turner's NM Ranches. The project consist of carvings for the dining room and 16 headboards for the eight guest rooms. There are two other carvers on the job and so far I have just been doing the drawings for the carvings. Last week I did eight full size headboard layouts. And they were traced on to the headboards and two of them are now being carved. This is a fun project as the subject matter is of animals which are on the ranch including background scenes from the ranch as well.
Also I recently noticed on FaceBook that I had an inquiry about crook knives. Most people don't know what a crook knife is so in the near future I will address these. In the mean time crook knives were a popular tool of the northwest Indian tribes. Their use went from as far north as Alaska to British Columbia to Washington State. I don't think it was used by any tribes farther south and may not have been really used in Washington until perhaps the early 1900's.

Well that is all I have time for now so until next time.

Terry R. Wolff