Dawson has been a wood carver for over ten years. Once he has carved each piece, it must dry outside for seven days. Each piece is then finished with three different rounds of sanding. While he works with multiple wood types, we only commission pieces crafted from sustainably harvested woods like fast-growing pine and eucalyptus.
When we first met Dawson, he was using two nails hammered into a log to secure the wood while sawing, carving, or using his chisel. At one point during filming he actually removed his shoe and started using his foot as an additional grip! Needless to say, we immediately went out and purchased a proper vice for Dawson. Since then we have also provided additional tools such as chisels, carving knives, and sharpening stones. When we placed a larger order this past Spring, we were thrilled to visit his workshop and see another wood carver employed to help fulfill our order!