Rail Yard Studios
Crosstie Boards
	Just a small sample of what we were up to yesterday. Took some crossties and had them cut into boards 1-3/16” and 2+” thick Dried they should be 1” and 2” boards.

	White oak (on the right), red oak (not pictured) and an interesting piece of sycamore (on the left) with a beautiful grain to it. Getting ready to take Rail Yard Studios into a new phase.

	Look for the video of us with the woodmizer that was used to plank these bad boys - if I can ever get tumblr or youtube to take it.

Crosstie Boards

Just a small sample of what we were up to yesterday. Took some crossties and had them cut into boards 1-3/16” and 2+” thick Dried they should be 1” and 2” boards.

White oak (on the right), red oak (not pictured) and an interesting piece of sycamore (on the left) with a beautiful grain to it. Getting ready to take Rail Yard Studios into a new phase.

Look for the video of us with the woodmizer that was used to plank these bad boys - if I can ever get tumblr or youtube to take it.

Built by Genuine Railroaders
	Caught this shot of 30+ year veteran railroader Bobby Sheffield sanding away on a hickory timber. He’s gained a whole new appreciation for the timbers after spending most of his life just throwing them in and driving a spike in ‘em.

Built by Genuine Railroaders

Caught this shot of 30+ year veteran railroader Bobby Sheffield sanding away on a hickory timber. He’s gained a whole new appreciation for the timbers after spending most of his life just throwing them in and driving a spike in ‘em.

Amazing People Saying Very Flattering Things

The fact that we get to spend so much of our time doing things that we really enjoy like working with steel, wood and some serious power tools is oftentimes reward enough. But when some great folks take notice of us, well it’s just plain exciting and makes us blush.

I’m terribly jealous of Molly Rigoloso living in NYC (one of my favorite cities). She gave us an amazing post in her blog  Mr. & Mrs. Rigoloso in detail after she caught wind of what we are doing. Molly, I hope you have a comfy couch for us to crash on when we come to visit.

And then, Molly shared the story with her friend Paula in Birmingham (we like it when folks share). Well, it turns out Paula has the blog Two Ellie and she also decided to favor us with an wonderful post.

No wonder our ears were burning today with these kind folks talking about us. 

Thanks!

Upcoming Show Schedule

railyardstudios:

Busy, busy time for us this fall. Lots of shows where you can find us. Here’s the current list. Just finished with Railfest in Chattanooga and heading back to the Choo Choo town in November for some more fun.

October 29-30, 2011
Greater Charleston Arts Festival*
Charleston, SC

November 8-13, 2011
Association of Railway Museums
Chattanooga, TN

December 1-4, 2011
One of a Kind Show*
Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

*Juried shows

railyardstudios:

Louisville & Nashville Credenza

OK folks, this is a special one. A beautiful credenza or hall table or console table (call it what you want) with a hickory timber. The wood has some gorgeous bark seams and wane that make it truly striking. Coupled with four sticks of Louisville & Nashville Railroad rail from 1902, this is one of our all-time favorites! 

The Brand reads “L&N RR” HB & HV MAI 1902 70 lbs.

The L&N RR is the railroad line. HB & HV is Hoesch in Germany. MAI is May (auf Deutsch) and 1902 the date with 70 lbs. being the weight per yard of rail.

Now here’s the disclaimer. We proudly say that everything we have is Made in USA, but I have to point out that these rails were made in Germany - granted that was 109 years ago, but we just want to be sure we’re up front that we’re using some non-US origin materials here.

Photo credit: Matt Collins of Collins Imagery

railyardstudios:

Just a few random material shots. Been busy this week though, so there will be lots of new posts of finished pieces coming in the next few days!

Waterjetted Random Shapes
	Hmmmmm. These were done by a thin jet of water laced with granite dust that can cut through 5” thick steel. Now that gives me some ideas. 

Waterjetted Random Shapes

Hmmmmm. These were done by a thin jet of water laced with granite dust that can cut through 5” thick steel. Now that gives me some ideas. 

These are two of my most favorite timbers to date - two BEAUTIFUL pieces of hickory. Planning to pair these with L&N (Louisville & Nashville) rail actually bearing the L&N name and the manufacture date of 1902 - extremely rare and part of a special limited edition series. If you are interested, let me know. This will be a very exclusive run.

We are headed for Chicago December 1-4 for @RailYardStudios to exhibit at our very first juried show! Hang on, it is going to be a wild ride between here and 2012!

Not the usual Rail Yard Studios fare, but could not resist showing these off. My soon to be 8 year old daughter wanted an Angry Birds party, so we made these up for a little game of bean bag toss. Knock the pigs over and they explode. Just for fun. Not taking orders.