Giveaway Winner

Giveaway-Winner

Congratulations @gretchenashley. You have randomly been chosen as the winner of the @michaelswoodcraft and @goldenbarrelbp and  giveaway. 

We would hope Gretchen that you do an Instagram post of  pictures showing everything on your kitchen bar when you receive the package and tag both @michaelswoodcraft and @goldenbarrelbp !

Thanks to all who follow and entered the contest!

Look for more fun giveaways in the future.

 

Check out my handcrafted cheese boards

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Sunday Morning Muffins

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I love to make and eat homemade Blueberry Muffins for breakfast on Sunday mornings! They are the best just from the oven when they are warm :)

Here is the link to my recipe!  Blueberry Muffins  They are delicious!!!

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The bigger the muffin the better, I love using the large size muffin pans. I buy frozen blueberries in bags, most all grocery stores have them. Adding frozen blueberries to the batter helps to reduce the blueberry juices from turning your batter blue.

 

Enjoy your Sunday!! :)

 

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 I love this picture of my work taken by Tricia Buice, check out her blog page, Saving Room for Dessert!

 

 

Giveaway Enter to Win!

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I have teamed up with Golden Barrel Baking Products for a fun baker’s giveaway.  One random follower of @MichaelsWoodcraft Instagram and/or @GoldenBarrelbp Instagram will win an 8 inch round, handcrafted walnut cutting board from Michael’s WoodCraft and several baking ingredients and mixes from Golden Barrel.

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How to enter:

1.       Must be a follower of #MichaelsWoodcraft and #GoldenGarrelbp and leave a comment that you follow both on both accounts under this giveaway photo.

2.       For a 2nd entry, regram this photo. Must  use the hashtag #michealswoodcraft and #goldenbarrelbp in regrammed photo on your Instagram page to qualify (must contain both hashtags).

Contest begins today at 10:00 AM Eastern time, Wednesday, February 18th for all USA residents only. Winner will be chosen at random through random.org and announced Wednesday, February 25th  at 7:00 pm ET. Good luck!

Click this link for MichaelsWoodcraft Instagram page and this link for GoldenBarrelbp Instagram page!

Good Luck!!!

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handcrafted ice cream scoop

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Beautiful Pictures!

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I have a wonder photographer that is helping me with pictures of my work and I wanted to share a sample of her beautiful work. All of these pictures were taken by Tricia, you might already know Tricia because she is a very active blogger, please visit her site, Saving Room For Dessert.

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Tricia is not only a great photographer but wow, she can cook, and is a wonderful baker. She is always creating new recipes and also loves kayaking, hiking, watching great movies, baking and traveling.

Handcrafted honey dipper stick

Tricia has sent me a lot of photos over the last few weeks, I love all of her pictures!! I hope  you enjoyed seeing Tricia’s pictures and I hope you will check out her blog, Saving Room For Dessert!

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I could eat that bowl of ice cream right now!! :)

Handcrafted wood rolling pin

Tricia makes some wonderful, delicious pies and has included many recipes on her blog.

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The Teardrop shaped cutting board I hand crafted using Black Walnut!

Handcrafted Walnut honey dipper stick

Honey Dipper Sticks are great if you like using honey!

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The above board is handcrafted using Walnut, Cherry and Ambrosia Maple!

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Do you remember when no one knew what a kiwi was?

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Walnut cheese boards are great for serving your favorite cheeses, crackers and maybe cold cuts!

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If you are interested in my woodwork, browse my site or email me if you have any questions!

Love all the pictures Tricia!! :)

 

Rustic Black Walnut Wood slices

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Good evening y’all!

In early January I wrote about cutting a Black Walnut log into these Walnut cookies slices. At the time the black walnut tree had just been cut down so the moisture content was 100%. After 5 weeks, most of these are at 20% moisture but there are a few at 13-15%. It will be another few weeks before the moisture is between 8-9% so that I can begin finishing them. Check out my previous post from January 7th, Walnut Wood Cookies

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I spent nearly 7 hours today removing the remaining bark, running them thru the planner on both sides and cleaning up the edges. They are looing really nice, a few cracks but that adds character. Most all of these are 12 inch in diameter and 2 inches thick.

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All of them have really great color and should finish out beautifully! They will make great cutting boards, serving boards or plate chargers!

 

The National Weather Service has predicted a winter storm for our area starting Monday evening thru Tuesday with accumulations of 4 to 7 inches of freezing rain, sleet and snow! Where ever you are, I hope you are in a warm place!

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you enjoy your weekend! :)

 

I will soon be adding a new board design, see picture below!

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Serving boards

 

 

 

 

Bacon!!

 

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I am not sure I know anyone that doesn’t like bacon, especially a good bacon sandwich!! :) The other day our local grocery had bacon on sale, buy-one-get-one so we went for the sale. Bacon has been running anywhere from $6.00 per pound to $10 a pound for a long time and just recently the prices have come down.

This is Smoked Maple Bacon, despite how thin it was it tasted very good. We like thicker bacon and generally buy it at the Publix deli and we have purchased it from Cracker Barrel. Cracker Barrel usually has bacon on sale all the time and it is very good.

We decided to try this bacon so we made a few BLT sandwiches.

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When all the cooking was done, it had cooked up really thin!! Now time to make the sandwiches, crab the bread and the toaster, lettuce, tomato, salt, pepper and mayo. We use Duke’s mayo and nothing else because of it’s great taste. It is also made locally.

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BLT’s are quick to make and is one of my all time favorite sandwiches, I enjoy having a lot of bacon on my sandwich!

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We enjoyed the BLT with cantaloupe, it was very good.

What is your favorite sandwich? Do you like a good BLT?

 

Cheese Serving Boards

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Black Walnut

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I am always looking for unique material to use in my shop. Black Walnut is my favorite and most of my customers love Walnut. I sell more items made using Walnut than any other wood. I was able to land this stack of Walnut, these are Black Walnut live edge slabs.

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I purchased all that the lumber mill had, six pieces, wish they had more but I was a little late. Each piece is 7 foot long, 5/4 inch thick and ranges from 14 to 18 inches wide. As you can see it’s all very beautiful. The moisture content of these boards is very high, around 14%, so I would be able to make anything with these for about 6 months.

Do you like Black Walnut? What is your favorite wood?

Enjoy your evening!

Do you have an Instagram page? If you do please let me know, I would love to visit your page! Here is the link to my page: Michael’s Woodcraft Instagram

Check out my handcrafted Honey Dipper Sticks!

Handcrafted Ice Cream Scoops!