Sara Jane Douglas: Hello, it was wonderful speaking with you. You have a beautiful website, and it looks like you produce some high quality work. I can tell you are very modest, and you should be very proud of your artistic achievements. I hope you have a splendid time in Florida, and I still think you should set up at a few more shows, or auction some of your work so that others may enjoy for a lifetime.
Wishing you the best...
Sara Jane :)
September 15, 2011 11:55AM
Richard Brown: Ray,
I just wanted to say that I really enjoy seeing your work. I visited your site in order to view your NW Coast style carvings but, enjoyed all of your albums.
I had seen Mike Bloomquest's fish that he posted links to on the woodcarvers list serve site and have to agree with your comment about Mr. Reid. I actually have a couple Bill Reid's carvings and consider it an honor to have them to enjoy.
I am in the process of building my carving studio area, as we recently moved and I have no where set up to carve at the moment. I hope to have it done very soon so that I can get back to carving myself. Thanks again for taking the time to post all of your wonderful work on the web for us to enjoy.
May 3, 2010 12:28PM
Doug Neely: Ray, your work is tremendous and very inspiring.Thanks for the tip on the basswood for the moon mask.If mine turn out half as good as yours I will be thankfull. Doug
October 24, 2007 4:44PM
Karin: Hey there! I just wanted to stop in and say hello. I was reading how you got a Laser and I will be getting my laser On may 29th!!! I live in Western NY about aan hr away from you. Nice to meet you. I would love to see some of your laser work your wood work is amazing. I am also looking for some wood to purchase heard you might have some????
My contact is http://www.funwithgraphics.com
May 14, 2006 5:49PM
Bill T: Really great work u are doing and sure do like the frames u did and also the truck side pannles. Keep up the great work
January 7, 2006 2:42PM
Bill Russell: Ray,
I've been looking through your PT albums and as always I am very impressed. You sure do some beautiful woodcarving and such a variety. Happy New Year!!!
January 2, 2006 7:32AM
Nena: I have to say that your carvings are beautiful! You are very talented!! I started carving about 3 months ago and I use a Dremel.
I only hope that my carvings become as beautiful as yours!
August 26, 2005 11:09AM
Thad Hammett: Oh boy what some good carvings, real nice Thad
June 30, 2005 5:27PM
Rev. Mike Wilcox:
February 22, 2005 5:28AM
Ed F.: Ray,
You are a very talented carver. I enjoyed your carvings very much. Very nice work. I was especially impressed with the beautiful detail and painting of your NW carvings.
December 19, 2004 6:48PM
Bill: love your work where did u get the pattern for some of them like the eagle
December 19, 2004 8:45AM
maryjo: I am very impressed with all of your work.Maybe someday if I keep my nose to the honning wheel I can get half as good.
November 15, 2004 4:01PM
Merrilee: Hi Ray!
What a beautiful finishing to what we saw started in Evart, MI! You have done an excellent job! Thanks for sharing!
July 18, 2004 6:11AM
Marcia Berkall (aka Mush): Just checked out your new Acanthus carving. Not only is your carving exceptional, but your sense of design is awesome. Beautiful!
July 17, 2004 3:31PM
Robert Stadtlander: Great Website!
Keep up the good work.
June 25, 2004 6:15PM
Paul R. Anderson: Congratulations on your fine carvings. I particularly like your North West Coast Indian carvings which are terrific. I love the NWC art, and you have captured it very well. Hopefully I'll have a chance to meet you personally some time in the near future.
Enthusiastically, Paul R. Anderson,
De Forest, WI
June 22, 2004 9:30AM
Chris: Hello .... love your angel! Better than the original! It is cool to see your version. Take care ... happy carving ..... CJ (Chris) Whillock - Carving Magazine
June 13, 2004 5:38PM
Tom Horton: Ray, Outstanding work. Spent a great 45 minutes going thru your albums. Most inspirational and you have been doing "great" work for a long time. Keep up the great work. Again, it is so inspirating. Oh, yes, even seeing your workbench made me feel better. Guess I am not the only one who uses his table saw table for glue ups, dry fitting etc. How do you get a work bench clean and keep it that way?????
June 11, 2004 9:38AM
Melody: Hi Uncle Ray,
Got your web address from Pam. Your work is out of this world! I like the Sea Otter & the 2nd Frog the best!! Your floral panels & guitars are awesome too. Mom & Dad said hello. Can you still make the cricket noise?!
March 26, 2004 11:41AM
Pam: Hi Dad! I love the floral panels, and all the flowers. Post more pics of you, your wife and the house. I love you Dad.
February 23, 2004 7:27PM
Dave Thompson: Ray, you have done some truly fabulous carvings here. The site is very interesting and you are evidently very prolific and talented. I particularly enjoyed seeing some of your earlier and transitional work and noting the progress. Keep up the great work!
January 27, 2004 8:36AM
bernie feinerman: It is a pleasure to get a chance to see your work. Tnak you.
January 9, 2004 11:28AM
WOODBUTCHER JAN: Its early in the morning and you made my day already Ray
Some awesome talent you have
Thanks for sharing
January 9, 2004 3:48AM
Merrukee (again): Opps! my finger slipped! Thank you for posting your carvings! They are very beautiful. My favorite is the floral panel in your beginning album! Gosh that is beautiful!
November 19, 2003 6:39PM
November 19, 2003 6:37PM
Bill Russell: Ray, I took a look at your PT and I have to say it was a very enjoyable visit. I was following the talk about router bits with some interest. I would love to try a challenging project in relief.
Ray, guys like you and Bill Judt give me some inspiration to try something....someday.
All I can say is fantastic carvings.
November 11, 2003 4:58PM
Fred Quenzer: Ray,
Fantastic, I've only gotten half way through your gallery of photos, and am completely blown away. Great work!!!
I look forward to seeing you next year at Dmitri's, and as Rick Butz always says "happy carving".
October 29, 2003 5:47AM
Lloyd Skeoch: Hi Ray, I tried sending a message directly to you using the address from your mail to the woodcarver mailing list, but it bounced. I had writen to the list after your invitation to look at the GPO pictures in your album. After looking at the GPO pictures, I went to the rest of your albums. I was particularly fond of your rose carvings, and I was wondering how thick the rose carving that was attached to an oak back was. I am considering doing the same sort of thing, but with a family picture, and i am not sure how thick I need the basswood to avoid any problems. If you had replied to the list, I missed it, so i am still curious.
October 4, 2003 9:36AM
Gordon Sorensen: Good to see other pictures of the GPO ,I will be posting my pictures on my web site when I get time. Will be at Joes next year agen .
September 24, 2003 6:12AM
Jack D. Royer: HI Ray, I enjoyed your carvings very much. You do some good and interesting things. Jack
September 24, 2003 12:15AM
KEN 'da Bear' BROWN: HOPE YOU ARE HOME SAFELY BY NOW!
September 22, 2003 10:38AM
Pete Farrow: Wonderful work, especially the North West carvings. That is something that I want to attempt. Any suggestions where I should get books etc. with instruction, ideas. I have done them in woodburning and have recently started carving.
August 15, 2003 8:25PM
gordon l smith: I received your Email and looked up your web. I sure like what you have done, don't think I will ever be that good but I enjoy doing it any way .will be getting back with you soon .We are trying to get a house so will be busy for the next few weeks. gordon smith
July 19, 2003 5:26PM