Friday, August 29, 2014


I've completed a Mr. Winkle for my British client. The order came with a request for bare feet instead of the typical stuffed muslin. I purchased a pair of feet from Mike Brose. The down side is that I didn't have any shoes in stock that would fit Mr. Winkle's big feet. So he's barefoot for now.

Saturday, August 09, 2014


It's been awhile since I've built a 2T Mr. Winkle. The mold is getting old and the castings require more TLC to get them ready. The dark marks on the castings (other than the eyebrow tube holes) are pencil marking slight depressions in the casting that I'll fill with wood filler. Then he gets sanded down.

The other photo shows the PVC pipe headstick I'm making for Mr. Winkle, who will eventually entertain audiences in the United Kingdom.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The word is "Nerd"

No doubt this intellectual dummy is hoping to stump everyone on "Jeopardy". Until then, he'll take pleasure in showing off his IQ in public with a ventriloquist partner. His name is "Norbert". Oh...and he's for sale.