When we got the Basswoodman name from the folks we made Howard sign a five year non-compete agreement.
Maxine and I were visiting with Howard and Sis recently and he said he’d found a nice basswood log and had cut a few ovals for a couple of local craft shows. They both got twinkles in their eyes and Sis said, “Well the five years IS up!”
I ‘spose now we’ll start seeing blocks and stuff with a stamp that says, “THE REAL BASSWOODMAN.”
A while back we sent a box of 2x2x12 basswood to Ralph Beverage, a carver from Maine USA. He liked it a lot and said, “I have carved for many years, and this basswood is wonderful to work with…” Today he ordered a couple more boxes of ’em.
Oh and by the way, Howard is 93 years young Saturday August 18. Happy birthday DAD. And may you be blessed with many more.