Photography and Woodcraft

Ringgold, Georgia · 34 Sales


Photography and Woodcraft

Ringgold, Georgia 34 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Stewart wheeler

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Stewart wheeler


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Anonymous on Jun 20, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

A beautiful knife and wonderful workmanship! It was a pleasure buying from Stewart.

Anonymous on Oct 31, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Very quick delivery, beautiful product!

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When I was In high school my uncle gave me some money to buy an Xbox 360. To my great surprise I discovered that I wanted a camera instead.

After graduating high school I found I enjoyed photographing nature; specifically wildflowers and waterfalls. As I began to spend more time in the outdoors I grew tired of cheap gear such as walking sticks and knives from local department stores.

I decided first that I wanted a proper walking stick. Something with character and the strength and elasticity I required for my trips, but also without being too heavy. This allowed the use of my training as a Mechanical Engineer at the University of TN at Chattanooga to come into play. I scoured data sheets for different local hardwoods and finally decided upon American Hornbeam for my stick. These trees often have twists, knots, and fluted trunks. It's elasticity was comparable to hickory, but was significantly lighter. I have used that stick for 4 years now.

Having made a satisfactory walking stick, I wondered if I could do the same thing with knives. I then visited the local WoodCraft store, picked up a knife kit, and found I enjoyed making the handles. Researching various styles of knives led me to the Scandinavian Puukko style. I enjoyed the fact that I could shape the handle exactly how I desired without being limited to the pre-made shape of a full tang blade. I also valued the history and simplicity of this style of knife.

All of these activities eventually accumulated a hefty scrap pile. Burning the scraps was out of the question as some were expensive exotic hardwoods. "Perhaps jewelry could be made with the scraps?" I asked myself. After making a few pendants, and at the encouragement of friends and family, I opened up an Etsy shop to share my humble crafts with whomever might enjoy them.

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  • Stewart Wheeler

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a student of Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, I love nature, photography, and woodcrafting. I started with walking sticks and knife handles and now I make pendants from whatever wood I can salvage.

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Last updated on June 22, 2013
Thanks for visiting my shop!

I love creating natural wooden pendants as well as capturing the beauty of the southern United States with my camera.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with PayPal
I only accept Paypal at the moment.

I expect your order to be paid within 24 hours. If you have not paid within that time I will send you a convo first but if I receive no response or payment I will cancel the order and relist the item.

If you see something you absolutely love, but do not have the funding for at the moment, I would be happy to reserve it for you until you have the funds. Please contact me for this though. That does not apply to photo prints as I can print you one at any time.
I ship the wood pendants the day after I receive the order. I will ship on Saturdays if I am able but if not it will go out the following monday.

Photo prints are submitted to be printed as I receive the orders so allow a little extra time. After they are printed they will be shipped directly to you.

I will send you a convo on etsy as well as a paypal notification when your items have shipped. If the shipping cost turns out to be less than I expected, at least 3 dollars less, I will refund you the difference.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be perfectly happy with your purchase. If you are not please contact me and I will do what I can to make it right. Your satisfaction is my top priority.
Additional policies and FAQs
As I am a college student, during fall and spring semesters It may take me a day or two longer to ship your order out if it is a wooden pendant. If you have any other questions about anything please don't hesitate to contact me.