Monday, August 10, 2009


Rufio is made from walnut and pine. His arms and legs are jointed with pine dowel. The whole piece was hand carved and took about 20 hours to complete. This project dates back to the winter of 2003 when I was first introduced to carving. I was inspired after seeing a wooden monkey at Tinker Toys in Woodstock NY. I could not afford to buy it at the time so I set my mind to make one.