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Carlene Sanderson: I had the honor of meeting and sitting through a demonstration of carving a small bear at the Carving Show in Dayton, Ohio last weekend and I really enjoyed your sense of humor and your talents are very amazing. Now that I've gone through your carving album I feel VERY honored to have met and visited with you !! Thanks a lot for sharing your talents and the souvenir bear and owl !!
November 11, 2014 1:10PM

Cathy Moses Chadwick: Greetings Jan! I surfed your website thru a link from Nutmeg Woodworking. I was looking for a Proxxon jigsaw, as I am a budding gourd artist. You are the bomb-diggity! Do you teach gourd-carvers??? Please say YES!
June 28, 2012 12:41PM

Stephen Truax: Enjoyed my visit thoughly. Very nice work. A fellow artist Steve
December 8, 2010 9:09AM

Thomas Marsden: I like your work. I am a beginner in wood carving. the more i do the more i wish to do this for the rest of my life. Seeing your work inspires me!!! I live in Belize. Last month a hurricane passed over my farm and a mango tree fell, I decided to carve some parrots and some wooden flower vases. they came out beautiful. I am now a carving student. Tom
November 23, 2010 8:05AM

Joyce White: Your work is beautiful. I am just starting trying to learn to carve. Keep up the great work.
July 5, 2009 11:56AM

Joyce White: I love your works,they are very beautiful.
April 14, 2009 4:43PM

John Dixon: Hi Jan thanks for letting me spend all my money at your shop. My Dad is happy to have his woodburning stuff working again. I will give these books and tools to an aspiring carver, although young he has a lot of potential and we have to do all we can to draw that out of folks. Thanks again John Dixon Rosseau
April 10, 2009 5:20AM

Barb Frowen: I was fortunate enough to come down to Jan's studio from Thunder Bay last summer, with my friend. It was our first attempt at wood carving. We had such a great time at his lawnchair workshop!!!!!! It is my prized possession. Jan and his wife were great ambassadors for the carving profession as well as their city. I enjoy browsing his site from time to time and hopefully, will get back for a visit and another lesson!. take care Jan!
March 2, 2009 12:13PM

David and Carol Francis: Just took a quick walk through some of your pictorials. Looks like you and your students have a wonderful time being so creative.
February 14, 2009 7:23AM

aulddiy: Some great carvings there Jan. However thanks for the help you've given me over the last year as I stumble along trying to carve. However how come an ugly old ... fella like you always attracts bonnie lassies. Apart from my wife these kind of lassie avoid me like the plague. ll the Best, Auld Diy
November 23, 2007 2:33AM

Jack Miller: Jan, what great fun it was to go through your albums again. It's been a while since I've done that. I really like the idea of the carved chairs. By the way, is the wood white oine. The one picture makes me feel that white pine was used because of the grain pattern. In any event keep up the great work and I hope to see you again soon. I'm hoping to retire after the next school year and plan to devote a lot of time to travelling and teaching. I hope to come and teach at Joe Dillet's GOW and at the Chipping Away program, if they'll have me as well as Jim Odea and Tony Erickson's Florida Roundup, as well as continue to teach at the several that I work in already. BTW how's Thea doing? Jack Miller
May 4, 2007 9:51AM

Irene: Enjoy the variety of your work. I am basically a relief carver and have been since a child. Lost my ability when suffering a severe spinal cord injury. Am on the way back to learn how to carve with limited mobility. Am inspired to "just do it!"
March 15, 2007 10:13PM

William K. Jaquays: Your carvings are beautiful. Such talent.
December 19, 2006 6:29AM

Paul R. Anderson: JAN - You are not only a finominal carver, but a finominal person as well. Your carvings are so versitile and well done. I know you are a terrific carver, having taken a class from you at Joe Dillet's GOW. I hope you can be there again this year also, Jan. --Enthusiastically, Paul R. Anderson
August 26, 2006 7:10PM

Jacques Banne: Beautifull. Bravo. Banne Jacques
August 5, 2006 7:54AM

Arnold Klooster: Impressive carving I have just started carving and can tell I have a long way to go, but it is fun and relaxing. Arnold Klooster Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
January 18, 2006 10:53AM

John Griscti: I really enjoyed looking at your photos. Your chip carved jewelry box is awesome. You are a master at all types of carving. Thanks for sharing your pictures.
December 26, 2005 7:13PM

November 9, 2005 5:40PM

Bill T: great lookin snake glad its not a real one as it be meaner then a cotton mouth U do great work u goin to come to my fl round up
October 2, 2005 10:21PM

Delight Full Decor: Great site! Great products! Keep up the wonderful work.
August 4, 2005 9:18AM

Tim Connolly: What incredible talent. It floors me what you can do with a piece of wood. Keep it up. You inspire those of us who are just starting.
March 8, 2005 8:52PM

Mark Maynard: Hi Jan, I had the opportunity to visit your site and your gallary. You do amazing work. I'd like to find out more about your classes.
February 8, 2005 7:13AM

Wm. K. Jaquays: Enjoyed your site. Some day I will take the 402/401 to your place and see it all first hand.
December 18, 2004 10:47AM

Ed Fam: Very nice album Jan. You do great work!!! I am curious about the relief carving bench setup you have in one of the pics. Please give me the particulars on it if you have time. I finally managed to wheedle a little space in my back room so I can set up my carving gear and I want to build a nice bench for relief carving and wood burning. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Ed F.
December 15, 2004 6:35PM

Bill T Smith: great work u do n keep up the great work
December 4, 2004 2:03PM

Marco: Many thanks, Jan. Your "Lineman" is super!! Look it on my website (and sign my guest book!) Ciao, from Italy.
October 19, 2004 9:57AM

Marco: Many thanks, Jan. Your "Lineman" is super!! Look it on my website (and sign my guest book!) Ciao, from Italy.
October 19, 2004 9:56AM

Steven R. Brandt: Lots of great carvings!!!! I am afraid I have not kept copies of mine. It would be great to look back and see them and progress made. I like chipcarving and enjoyed seeing yours.
July 1, 2004 6:02PM

john chenier: Just spent some time going over your picturals. What beautiful work. At the present trying to learn how to do "scroll" as you have on the cowboy cane in one of the sections. CONGRADULATIONS on the beautifull work. Time for supper. Take care & God bless you both. JP
February 8, 2004 2:27PM

Krum: So you think YOU have a big pile? You should see what I have now! LOL You can send me that huge one in the MIDDLE....LOL Krum
January 7, 2004 7:10AM

whittlerrose: Really enjoyed thumbing through your photos. It was nice to kinda get to know you through your family photos. I like your finish work. Vivid colors. Do you use oil paints? I copied the photo for retirement. The best is yet to come. You're right, that would make a great retirement piece. Some of your caricatures are very good. Enjoyed the unusual expressions. I especially like carving caricatures and am always looking at faces. Thanks for the tour. Whittlerrose
January 5, 2004 5:54AM

Tim Wiley: Jan... your work is amazing. Great detail and a genuine good feeling. And the knife looks great........
December 30, 2003 4:27PM

Ray Mighells: Jan.. Your dedication, determination and highly honed skills are inspirational. Drive on!! Ray from Killbuck, NY.
June 30, 2003 8:30AM

Ann Reinfried: What a fantastic and diverse album. I really enjoyed each and every picture
June 28, 2003 10:25PM

Dave Thompson: Just had an opportunity to view your work again. You really are quite good! I was especially impressed w/ the Indian maiden, and am still dizzy from trying to figure out that whirlywig thing! Thanks for sharing. DWT
June 27, 2003 8:27AM

May 24, 2003 4:38PM

Brad Bader: Jan I think that youre carvings are so neat, They have really inspired me, I hope I can be as good as you some day.
April 23, 2003 8:43PM

Marcia Berkall: Wow, Jan, That medicine cabinet is just beautiful!! I am impressed. Thanks!!
April 22, 2003 4:54PM

Thad Hammett: Boy oh boy a lot of cutting, whittling, and chiseling, in all these albums. Nice carvings keep on going. Thad
March 22, 2003 9:38AM

CRaig: Grouse is nice But birds should be shown in their natural habatat, no feathers, apple in the back end and on their back roasted to a golden brown. Wood sprite was wonderful........ loved the extras you have on it. I will try to do something like it. SOMEDAY
March 19, 2003 7:03AM

Wm Earl Gray: Great far out do the young reccoons protrude in the woodspirit? Its a favorite theme of mine(raccoons)
March 19, 2003 4:54AM

Lawrence Boyko: Please, tell me again why you are not an artist!!!! Beautiful..
February 19, 2003 4:53PM

Wm. E: Hi Jan..........Great carvings, really like the Lab Cane.thanks
December 3, 2002 1:37PM

Jack: HI Jan, I had to let you know how much I enjoyed veiwing your web page. You have many nice carvings and it is obvious you enjoy what you are doing. The very best to you and yours Jack D.Royer
October 30, 2002 5:32PM

Marcia Berkall: Wow, Jan, Thea's Christmas Tree Skirt is beautiful!! Lucky kid that is going to get that!! Want to adopt me??? Thanks for sharing!
October 29, 2002 6:26PM

CRaig: Liked them small critique, More question than anything. Are the noses overly large? Or are they related to the Watsons?
October 3, 2002 9:41AM

Cliff Parker: Great carvings :)
September 27, 2002 3:52PM

tess: great work,i really like your bed and breakfast book me a room with a view!!!
August 1, 2002 6:58PM

Don Richards: Keep up the good work.
June 18, 2002 7:12AM

Gerrit en Sjerpjen Bilker: Hallo Jan en Thea, Wat moaie printsjes allegearre. Do hast it mar goed foarelkoar,Jan,do wurdst noch ris beroemd. Hiel moaie website`s ek. Wy sjoche der sa no en dan es nei. It is goed mei s, Sjerpie hopet mei myn suster Tine yn Septimber nei Trenton te gean. Pite wurdt dit jier 80. Iksels bliuw dit jier ths. As we sn binne sjoche we een oar jier wol wer. No sa mar. De groeten : Gerrit en Sjerpie.
April 30, 2002 12:36AM

Tim Brown: Great carvings. But what would you expect from the Woodbutcher.
March 12, 2002 1:09PM

pam west: love it all, especially the japanese books, gota get me one!! love pam
February 26, 2002 5:13PM

pam west: love it all, especially the japanese book, gota get me one!! love pam
February 26, 2002 5:10PM

John Hale: really enjoyed my visit in your album jan. sorry I hve not seen you lateley, keep up the good work and pics.. john hale
February 4, 2002 12:04PM

DON WOOD: job well done
January 30, 2002 8:11AM

norris: Hi+hello, We made it back to the snow country, nice to see you all, see you on Groundhog Day. Jim Lynn
January 20, 2002 8:12AM

Tricia Evans :-): Jan,I really enjoyed looking at all you've done which is alot! I started to make a list of all my favorites but it got so long I just decided to tell you I love everything! oh.. by the way.. after visiting your home album-- is the Maid job open? :-) What a absolutely beautiful inspirational setting to carve in!!! Hope to meet you some day and see your carvings 1st hand.
January 17, 2002 7:27PM

Gene: I am new to wood carving.Recovering from a heart attack and the loss of two fingers on my right hand and other injuries 89 years old I needed a hobby to help me hang on
January 17, 2002 5:19PM

January 17, 2002 4:56AM

John Chenier: Jan just amazing. Beautiful work. You are a very talented person. Keep up the nice work. JP
January 11, 2002 3:57PM

CRaig Watson: Spoon is wonderful Jan I want to carve one or three.
December 12, 2001 8:52AM

Krum: Ahhh never ceases to amaze me Jan-your just to D---good! LOL Hugs, Krum
December 11, 2001 8:52PM

December 10, 2001 1:30PM

Leo: Really a nice photo album ,don,t know where all the energy for this comes from but keep up the good work.
November 26, 2001 5:05AM

Jim Ek: Just finished viewing your relief of Peter. No question why God gave us trees. Well Done!
November 16, 2001 8:33PM

Vic H: Great work on your relief carving of Peter!! Glad you carve much better than you spell...your last frame of Peter needs some help! Wonderful job and wonderful theme.
November 16, 2001 1:15PM

Krum: Ohh! Love the way your relief is going-not much further to go! :-)
November 14, 2001 8:49AM

Merle Orlowski: Jan: Just looked at your photo's and they are very nice. It was good to see you at GPO2001, and tell you that you did a very good job as the auctioner. I just received my 2001 Show Report AWC yesterday. I hope to see you there again next June. Merle Orlowski
November 1, 2001 3:45AM

caitlynkeilah: dear pake we looked at all the pictures and we liked them all, espcially the real happy picture of beppe in illinous. and we laughed at it. love you all talk to you later. love keilah caitlyn naner
October 29, 2001 6:35PM Amazing pictures, and amazing , I put the e-mail where my name should be and visa-versa oh well not the 1st. mistake and I'm sure it isn't the last. Thank-you for letting me see these they are wonderful.Have a wonderful day!
October 27, 2001 1:35PM

Jean: Jan I like your Happy Couple, but I would hate to see them sad. Jean
October 18, 2001 8:20AM

Paul R. Anderson: Hi Jan: Congratulations on your new format for setting up the photo albums. It's a neat idea and easy for people to follow. It was fun to see the GPO photos. That tall fella is really doing a job cutting up that pumpkin! Please greet your lovely wife from me. Enthusiastically, Paul R. Anderson
October 15, 2001 3:55PM

Marc Work: Great carvings , I love the Scottish Santa
October 9, 2001 5:44AM

October 8, 2001 7:32PM