Legacy

I’m wrapping up a couple of projects at Lorenzen Customs, one of which is a set of custom wooden planter boxes.  I’ve been enjoying this work and it has put my grandpa Lorenzen on my mind (more than usual).  When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to do was go to grandpaContinue reading “Legacy”

Working for a Living

There is pride in finishing a job that is well done.  I love it when a project comes out and it’s better than expected, cooler than anticipated, and exceeds original aspirations.  I also love the satisfaction of closing the deal, getting handed some money upon completion of a commission, and the feeling that comes whenContinue reading “Working for a Living”

Going Jurassic

It’s been a busy February and March at Lorenzen Customs.  I’ve been designing and fabricating a railing for my father-in-law, a Stegosaurus wind vane, and (FINALLY) putting the finishing touches on the Ace and King of Spades playing cards.  It’s super exciting to see things getting finished and, most importantly, the big smiles on customers’Continue reading “Going Jurassic”

Ace in the hole

I took another commission a couple of weeks ago, this time from a co-worker who also competes in professional poker tournaments.  He saw some cool wall art at a bar and sent me a picture, “can you do something like this?”  You know I took it on!  He wants the king and ace of spadesContinue reading “Ace in the hole”

Going Worldwide

My wife, Carina Bissett, approached me about a month ago about a project idea.  She has a friend who is about to release a new book (more about that later) and wanted to celebrate her friend’s accomplishment with a piece of art.  Carina showed me a picture of the book cover (see below) along withContinue reading “Going Worldwide”

What the f*ck!

I’ll admit it, I curse – especially when things don’t go my way.  Failure and disappointment are common in the shop and in the world of creativity.  Not only is it tough when I am doing something for the first time, because often I’m learning by trail and error, but it’s also tough as anContinue reading “What the f*ck!”