WC logo MENU
View ThreadPost ResponseReturn to IndexRead Prev MsgRead Next Msg
Rasta man
Posted By Ellis Walentine
Date Saturday, 21 May 2022, at 8:34 a.m.

On a completely different note, here's my shop mascot, a Lignum vitae bust of a Rastafarian man that I bought in Jamaica about 25 years ago. I had been looking for some kind of wooden carving to take home with me, but most of the carvings I saw were junky tourist-quality stuff. Then I stumbled on this guy's work at a little stand south of Negril, near the Pickle Parrot. I spotted this bust and it spoke to me, but I didn't see anyone to haggle with. I had brought some antique American carving chisels with me in anticipation of some horse-trading and this was my opportunity. So, I walked around behind the booth and found the carver at work, sitting on a rock and carving another piece with a dull chisel and a couple screwdrivers that looked like they had been sharpened on a cinder block. He was refining the surfaces with shards of glass and some well-worn sandpaper. Needless to say, when he saw the treasures I had brought, he was most amenable to a deal.


Messages In This Thread

Post Response

Your Name
Your E-Mail Address
If you'd like to have the option of deleting your post later, please provide a password (CASE SENSITIVE!):
 If you'd like e-mail notification of responses, please check this box
Accept Terms of Service

View ThreadPost ResponseReturn to IndexRead Prev MsgRead Next Msg

Frequently Asked Questions on using forums

Oneway Manufacturing - Superor Design, Legendary Quality

Shop Amazon using this affiliate link, and Amazon will pay WoodCentral a commission on anything you buy. The commission is used in paying the costs of maintaining this site, and the price you pay on Amazon is NOT affected by using this link.

Messages Hand Tools Turning Classifieds Feedback SANDBOX
Copyright © 1998-2022 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by any meanswithout the written permission of the publisher.