TheChewedStick

Creative woodcraft items — with help from beavers

North Andover, Massachusetts | 43 Sales

TheChewedStick

Creative woodcraft items — with help from beavers

North Andover, Massachusetts 43 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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Karl Bunker

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Karl Bunker

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Announcement    A new product line makes its debut in the shop! Pens made from beaver-chewed sticks. These are fully-functional pens with extendable/retractable ballpoint tips and quality pen parts and mechanisms. Some of these pens come with a presentation box made from a beaver-chewed section of log and custom fitted to the pen.

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Last updated on Apr 14, 2019

A new product line makes its debut in the shop! Pens made from beaver-chewed sticks. These are fully-functional pens with extendable/retractable ballpoint tips and quality pen parts and mechanisms. Some of these pens come with a presentation box made from a beaver-chewed section of log and custom fitted to the pen.

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About "The Chewed Stick"

I've been working in various crafts and art fields for most of my life. Lately I've found my greatest joy is in creating objects in wood that emphasize the beauty of wood in its natural forms. And to my eye, some of the most beautiful and charming forms of wood to be found in nature are those that have been "worked on" by beavers. The stumps of trees felled by beavers, logs and branches with beaver chew-marks or with their bark gnawed off by beavers, and sticks with the characteristic cut ends left by beavers.

I'm lucky enough to live in an area with a good population of beavers, and so I started using their "artifacts" in various woodworking projects.

Not everything I sell is made from beaver-modified wood. But it's always my goal to put the focus on the natural origins and natural beauty of whatever wood I'm working with. When I'm working I place huge importance on the quality of my craftsmanship, but in the end I want nature to be the real star of the show. I feel like my job as a craftsman is to reveal some of the hidden beauties of nature.

On request, I can provide a "note of authenticity" that explains the origin, making and materials of any of the items I sell. This will be particularly useful if you're giving one of my products as a gift. To request this, just use the "Add a note to TheChewedStick" box after adding the item to your shopping cart.

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