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JBowerEngraving  ✨Hand Engraver/Artist/Geek/Car Crazy ✨Blog contributor for craftsmanslegacy.com ✨All photos are mine (unless noted)

One of the friends visiting this week is @preszlerwoodshop (If you aren’t following Trent, you are MISSING OUT on some killer canoe craftsmanship). We are all adventuring today and I’m so thrilled the rain cleared so we could visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. #GreatLakesGoodTimes
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#puremichigan #nomi #sleepingbeardunes #getoutside #hiking #adventure #blueskies

For #HandToolThursday: A closer look at the cookie measuring caliper I posted the other day. I think I’ll call it Calpernia because it’s so fancy. 💅🏽 I haven’t yet decided how to finish around the lettered part...that will come when inspiration hits again. #unnecessaryembellishment .
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#handtool #measurement #woodworking #metalworking #maker #craftsmanship #vintagetools #custom

Just making sure they are all the same. 😬 I finished engraving my large caliper this morning so I had to find a way to test it out. This week friends are coming to stay and enjoy several days of relaxation, adventure and good eats by the campfire. Every summer I make recipes from @chefbenford ‘s book of outdoor cooking called, #TamingTheFeast. This is the first time I’ve made his ice cream sandwich cookies and all I can think is, “Why didn’t I make these sooner?” Yuuum. (The cookie is oatmeal/chocolate/coconut/nut....the filling is vanilla ice cream with dates).
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#icecreamsandwich #homemade #maker #handtool #caliper #vintagetool #homecooking #inthekitchen #chefbenford

Times change. People change. Life moves so fast it stings as it whizzes by. My great grandparents’ farm reminds me that even in the midst of change, there are things that stay the same for generations. In a moment you can be transported back in time...with a place, a memory, a feeling...and...It’s magic. #SundaySlowDown
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#farm #simplelife #texture #barn #barndoor #lock #woodgrain #barnred #wood #familyhistory

Everybody’s working for the weekend...or in my case, to make gas money to cruise in this old beast 😬 🤟🏼 (Thanks to my buddy, Dena, for this pic of me in my happy place) .#jennygotherdreamcar .
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#wagoneer #grandwagoneer #getoutside #jeeplife #jeepgirl #jeepwagoneer

My friend, @txheritage, started a trend when he asked me to make sewing machine badges for his vintage machines. I was recently asked to make two badges as a surprise for @76andriveted by her husband, @ryan_radz.
#unnecessaryembellishment .
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#custom #sewingmachine #badge #brass #handmade #handcut #maker #handcrafted

You may remember an old junked clock I have been working on upgrading for my shop space. I wanted a garage style clock that wasn’t your typical garage clock. I hand lettered the glass on the door in honor of my favorite car guy. From the start, I had this idea for a custom pendulum and just finished the rest of its #unnecessaryembellishment . #Lenoed .
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#byhand #makersgonnamake #cargirl #jayleno #jaylenosgarage #handcrafted #maker #custommade #dobleismyhomeboy #steamcar #automotiveart #metalart

Leo Marvin (my Waggy)
and I are out enjoying this glorious #wagonwednesday because it’s too nice of a day to be inside. I’ll have to make up some work time later 😉 #LetsDrive #jennygotherdreamcar .
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#wagoneer #jeepwagoneer #grandwagoneer #wagon #woody #vintagecar #adventure #getoutside #carchic #betterinaclassic #carlove #carsofinstagram #jeeplife #jeep #jeeplove #countryliving

This is my lavender patch with no filter and no photo tricks. The color tonight was so beautiful. I wish you could take a deep breath of the night air and the overpowering yet soothing smell of the lavender. I’ve always said I’m not much into gardening but I do love flowers. Each year I look forward to cutting bunches of lavender to dry and give to friends. It’s a fabulous way to relax and catch a glimpse of a warm sunset after a busy Monday. .
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#summertime #gardening #lavender #harvest #flowergarden #flowerstagram #workwithyourhands #slowdown #sunset #mygarden #peacefulmoments

One last photo before this little baby goes back to the maker’s bench from which it came. #benchbling #unnecessaryembellishment .
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#makermonday #toolporn #handtools #handplane #tool #metalart #custom #jbowerengraving #woodworking

If you saw my stories this morning, I was sitting outside, drawing a design outline onto this hand plane and am now getting to the first cuts. The quietness of a Saturday morning is often my favorite time to work. #workwithyourhands
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#gettingstarted #workinprogress #steadyhands #oneatatime #maker #craftsman #metalart #metalcraft #custom #hands #handtools

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