Another Custom Guard in Spalted Maple..

Just finished another one for another Martin XC1T Special Edition…and another happy customer!  Thanks Mike!

Spalted Maple with Red Mahogany stain and a beeswax finish on Martin XC1T

Spalted Maple with Red Mahogany stain and a beeswax finish on Martin XC1T

Defining Point Studio


Being a graphic & web designer, my favorite challenge is to create for other artists.  This one is hot off the press & was a pleasure to work with Jason Falsetti of Defining Point Studio.

Pick guard Production has Resumed!


I have finally resumed custom hardwood pick guard production after moving my woodshop to a new location. This is the first round of new production: a custom guard in spalted maple with a golden pecan stain and beeswax finish for an XC1T Ellipse Martin.  Thanks Ron!image Read more

Boondock Tactical Tshirt Design


All finished with a new t-shirt design for….12032037_474140692765628_8163618785787031794_n 11214351_474140659432298_537733852036642793_n 12039359_474140726098958_7616863860003854868_n 12079235_474140706098960_5764316966175458499_n

Nashville Country Homes


Another website out of the way…nch

Bartending Resume Template

Bartending Resume Template

So, a college friend of mine wanted a “Cocktail” (yes, the Tom Cruise classic) themed, snazzy resume template to land him a Nashville Bartending gig…

Here’s what I came up with..













yes, he got the gig!!

(“Cocktail” Movie Art ©1988 Touchstone Pictures)

Boondock Tactical


Boondock TacticalStarted on Friday, done by Monday afternoon.  If you need a website give me a shout.  If you need CCW training/certification hit up Boondock Tactical.  They have rave reviews and are the most affordable and most experienced in the State of Illinois.



I have recently moved my woodshop and pick guard production is temporarily halted until I can get shop equipment wired for power.  I appreciate everyone’s patience and will notify when production resumes.



Synchronicity Reiki


Website I recently completed for a friend and fellow Reiki practitioner Gina Hickam (McCann).


Find Synchronicity Reiki on Facebook!

Find Synchronicity Reiki on Facebook!


New Custom Guard in Spalted Maple

Custom Guard in Spalted Maple on a Martin XC1t Ellipse.

I’m constantly experimenting with new pickguard designs as I refine and perfect my manufacturing processes.  After doing a few in Spalted Maple I decided to make one for my Special Edition Martin XC1T Ellipse Acoustic. I’m really pleased with how it turned out and I especially love how it compliments the contrasts between the light and dark features of this gorgeous Martin acoustic. Custom Guard in Spalted Maple on a Martin XC1t Ellipse.

Custom Guard in Spalted Maple on a Martin XC1t Ellipse.

If you’d like a truly unique and custom piece for your favorite acoustic please contact me in the comments or drop me a line on Facebook or j at j bood dot us