After spending 4 years carving at the cramped garage workbench, in the summer of 2009 we added 12 feet to the back of the garage and built Terry a studio to work in. Before there was one small window partially blocked by his tool box, flourescent lighting, and not very good heating. His feet were always cold. So the studio has in floor heat, four big windows on the front and two on the side. The picture to the left is his carving area. Beneath the counter is the chute for the dust collector that sucks up the sawdust he creates. To the right is the area he will use for painting. That way when he gets tired of working on one thing he can move to another. He has a refrigerator that he keeps stocked with "libations" and a sink. The garage window is now a walk through door. Next to it is the cabinet he keeps stock with his cut-outs. Behind the closet door is the dust collector to help keep the sound down when it's running. Last, but not least, he has a TV, stereo, satillite receiver and DVD player. Mounted on the walls are 2 speakers that are generally blaring our version of oldies but goodies; hits from the 70's and 80's. It is a man cave that surpasses most man cave's. He spends most of his days out there and thoroughly enjoys it.
Welcome to Quack Shack Carvings! I, Rhonda,started this blog for Terry so that interested family and friends could see what he's working on and completed. He will be doing the carving I'll be blogging, computers are not Terry's thing.
Terry was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. His Dad worked on the Alaska Railroad so as a kid he was able to explore Alaska via the rail. His second favorite past-time is Fall Fishing for Silver Salmon on the Kenai River. We live on a lake; where we feed and enjoy watching the wildfowl. In 2006 he took a few duck carving classes and discovered a new passion. It has resulted in the pieces displayed here.
Terry's work schedule gives him the time he wants and needs to spend time carving. That's why in 2009 we spent the time and money to build a studio to work in. Pictures of it are posted in the blog.
Terry would like it if you became a follower of his carvings. Also click on any of the pictures to get a larger detailed version of the carving. Please leave comments as we would appreciate your feedback.