Siblings Portrait

My daughter, her husband, and their kids recently made a trip to the east coast to visit his family, something they haven’t done for several years now. It was an awesome experience for all of them, reconnecting with parents, brothers and sisters. And for the kids, it was awesome meeting and reconnecting with their cousins. […]

Sunglasses Man Portrait

I wanted to burn something special for my son-in-law for his upcoming birthday. He and my daughter have been married for several years now, and while I burned a customized cutting board for him a few years ago, featuring his favorite football team; The Philadelphia Eagles, I have never burned his portrait. So, I decided […]

Adopted Family Portrait

This wonderful family portrait is the second project I have worked on for one of my fantastic clients. I was thrilled and honored to work on another piece for him. This time the burning was to be a commemorative portrait of their beautiful family. This gift is from four siblings to their adoptive father. They […]

Lady’s Leather Wallet – Grandma Remembrance Portrait

This wallet was quite a project! A man contacted me wanting a really special gift for his wife on Christmas morning. She had been very close to her grandmother, who passed away a year ago, so he thought a hand-burned portrait on a leather checkbook cover or wallet would be just the thing! He texted […]

Thrift Gift Wooden Box

This wooden box was a Christmas gift client project I worked on during the month of November. This is for a teen sister team who have started their own, thriving small thrift-store business and mom and dad wanted to surprise them with a customer drop-box for items. This is the lid of a darling wooden […]


A dad handcrafted this custom baseball bat as a special high-school graduation present for his son. He then asked me to burn the boy’s name and graduation year into it .  My client wanted to commemorate his son’s love of the game with this unique gift. I was excited by the idea of personalizing a […]

Gift For Woodworking Dad

Gift from a daughter to her woodworking dad.

My Oldest Son’s 40th Birthday Wine Box

My oldest son, Trent, is a big mead fan and also loves both my pyrography and anything old-world style. So, we thought we would join forces for his special 40th birthday this year, bottling some of the mead Jeff brewed and left to age for a year, along with a custom label I designed for […]

Custom Burned Guitar

I was contacted by a local guy who is working on a custom guitar as a gift for a long-time friend and band member. He wanted to know if I could burn some customization onto both the head stock/neck as well as a commemoration on the back. I was happy to do this burning and […]

Two Little Girls Jewelry Boxes

Two lucky little girls will receive these adorable, handcrafted jewelry boxes! I was contacted by a local carpenter who made two identical wooden boxes that he planned to turn into jewelry boxes as gifts for his girlfriend’s little girls. He had already identified the images he wanted to use and the font style for their […]

Rustic Plaque for Mountain Cabin

I was recently contacted by a gentleman from Wilsonville, OR who wanted a hand-burned, rustic plaque as a gift for his dear friend to hang on the wall in his mountain cabin. He wasn’t sure what font he wanted or whether to include any graphics or not, but he definitely knew he wanted his friend’s […]

Girlfriend Gun

It was the first week of December 2017 when Ben contacted me wanting a custom burned rifle stock for his girlfriend…in time for Christmas! I had never worked on gun stocks before…but I was excited by the challenge! I told him that as long as he could deliver it to me with all of the […]

Historical Portrait – Sisters

This is a portrait I did on vegetable tanned leather as a gift for my aunt’s 80th birthday. The image is of my mom and her sister, back when they were young ladies in their late teens/early 20s.

Brian W. McCown Memorial Portrait

This memorial was ordered by a father who wanted a special Christmas gift for his wife. The project touched my heart, as it is a loving dedication to their young adult son, who passed away in 2011. Together, my client and I decided on a large oval plaque. Since the photo was black and white, I […]

Newborn Baby Portrait and Birth Stats Plaque

NEWBORN BABY PORTRAIT FOR MY BROTHER’S FIRSTBORN I wanted to celebrate the birth of my brother’s first child by burning a newborn baby portrait. My little brother is my youngest sibling, and while he has been married before, with step-children, this is his first biological child. So, I wanted to memorialize the special event. I […]