Welcome my friends and those who maybe visiting for the first time!
Today, I am so excited to introduce you to a true
West Virginian Artesian, Greg Cartwright, of Cartwright's Creations.
His items are sold in historical shops throughout West Virginia.
He is a lover of reclaimed wood of historical nature
and creator of works of art!
Greg (Cartwright's Creations) & I
A note from Greg
I have provided two seam rippers to Lisa
so she can have one and one to give away.
They are both made from beautiful old growth oak which was reclaimed from the original train depot in Weston (Lewis County), West Virginia. Train service was established in Weston around 1880. This wood is representative of a great part of my passion for this venture in woodworking for me – that is finding wood with a story to it. I must admit that my main focus is pens and pencils but it really doesn’t matter what I am making as long as it is from wood (although I have recently added pens made of deer antler).
I truly love woods with a story and encourage you to browse the
Pens Section of Cartwright's Creations to see example of
works created with the different woods.
You will find a list of approximately 60 woods of varying ranges of historical and local significance along with some exotic woods which are in my collection just for their beauty.
I am always looking for special projects! If you have a special piece of wood, I would welcome the opportunity to make seam rippers or pens of various styles for family or friends. If you are interested, send me a picture of your piece of wood and please include a ruler in your picture so I can judge the dimensions of the piece. My contact information is available here
From this block of wood a Seam Ripper is made!
How does it work?
This one is closed (pouch is included)
You pull out the top!
Insert the top piece back into the hole in the bottom!
Folks we have a Seam Ripper!
Look at the grain!
It is functional, historical, and a work of art.
How to Enter to win one Chrome Top Seam Ripper (described above) valued at $50.00
This giveaway is open to everyone! No matter where you live!
1. Go to Cartwright's Creations
and come back and leave a comment telling me which reclaimed wood you would want for a handle!
2. If you are a "In The Boon Docks" follower you get a second chance - it would be nice if you helped spread the word about this awesome giveaway on your social media!
Don't forget to leave another comment!
If you are a Non-Reply Blogger or Google+ user - Please leave an email in your comments. (Comlisajohnson(at)gmail(dot)com) for example. If I cannot contact you - you can't win!
2 chances to win
This giveaway begins today, April 30, 2014 and ends on May 30, 2014 at midnight! The winner will be announced on May 31, 2014!
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE Giveaway WORD!
How to order one for yourself or Mother
Greg has offered up a special deal!
He will make a custom seam ripper for you for $35.00
What an impressive gift to give your Mother for Mothers Day, a friend for Graduation or a birthday gift!
If you don't need a Seam Ripper, you will find pen and pencil sets, or a single pen for Fathers Day available for their regular price
(only Seam Rippers are available at a discounted rate).
These are gifts everyone will love!
I sure do and I have only had one a few days!
1. Follow this link and Pick your wood
2. Then go the Seam Ripper tab and order you choice of gold or chrome hardware Click on Chrome or Gold Link provided
3. When you pay via PayPal include your wood choice in the instructions!
4. Check out
Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway!
Create and be unique!