Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wild Weekend! Here We Come!

What a Great Labor Day Weekend we have in store at Ironstone!

Kicking off with Bert Kronnick's Free Vintage Fishing Gear Appraisal Clinic on Friday from 11 - 3,  we then head on down to the Tony Bennett and Jackie Evancho concert Friday night with plenty of General Admission Lawn tickets still available.

Saturday is the Opening of Artist Richard Arnold's Knot Rod exhibit featuring his handcrafted beautiful & whimsical wooden autos which are also available for purchase.

Also joining us Saturday is Cigar Box Guitar Maker, Mike Doyle here for a Meet N Greet along with his highly popular Cigar Box Guitars and Ukuleles.

Do join the fun! See you Friday & Saturday!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Knot Rods Cruis'n in on Saturday! 11 AM

 Ironstone Heritage Museum is please to announce that the Knot Rods are coming! 

Opening Saturday, Sept. 1st, Artist Richard Arnold presents his wonderful Knot Rods starting at 11:00 AM.  Richard will be here opening day for an Artist "Meet N Greet" so do mark your calendar!  At bit about Richard in his own words....

Artist Biography  -  Richard S. Arnold  -  Knot Rods

"My art is a story in unique and colorful woods as well as an attempt to keep alive the nostalgic feelings I have for Classic Cars and Hot Rods.

After a career in woodworking including everything from cabinetry to furniture, and rocking horses to rocking chairs, I now have the joyful privilege of combining my passions for both woodworking and old cars into the creation of Knot Rods.

My medium is primarily American grown hardwoods and my subject is currently Classic and Hot Rod Cars of the 1930’s. I create every component of my cars except the dowel used for the axels.

In an entirely handmade process that begins at the drawing board, each piece of wood is chosen and crafted to showcase the best that it has to offer in color, grain and character for an individual car. Each model slowly comes to life by way of many involved and specifically developed techniques. By the time each car receives its final coats of finish more than 100 steps later, it has developed a personality of its own. My leaning is toward refinement so look for my work to continue to evolve.

I was born in San Luis Obispo California and have resided in California all of my life. I lived in Atascadero, fixing up and driving a Model A Ford to High School. I began my apprenticeship as a woodworker under my Dad’s tutelage at the age of 15. Thus began my love of old cars and of wood.

I served in the Air Force from 1968-1971, married two years later, and moved my family to Trinity County from Atascadero in 1981 and then to Camino in El Dorado County in 1989. I have lived in Camino ever since with my wife of 38 years.

When I am not in my shop designing or creating Knot Rods, I enjoy spending time with my four wonderful kids, spouses, and coming up on nine Grandchildren ! Salmon fishing is my constant tug in August and my wife Susie and I love to go to Gold Beach, Oregon and enjoy time there. We also have a ’34 Ford Coupe that begs to be driven in our lovely Sierra Foothills, and we do that as often as we can."

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hula Girl Has Found a new HOME!

Our lovely Hula Girl has found a new home! Congratulations!
Doyle Guitars Presents 
The Hula Girl Cigar Box Ukulele

Isn't this a little lovely!  I am thinking it is my new favorite. Read more about that in the "observations" column at the right...
along with the story of the drain?!
Straight from Hawaii, this cigar box has found it's true place in the world.  This piece has been lovingly worked into a one of a kind, hand crafted ukulele by Guitar Maker Mike Doyle.  Matched to an exotic wood neck inspired by colors of the box this beauty is just waiting for her perfect love. 

Guitar maker Mike Doyle has included The Hula Girl in his Hot August Night Ukulele Special of $50 off the prices for the month of August only.  Normally $250, this is your opportunity to own a one of a kind "Doyle Guitars" Ukulele, and the Hula Girl no less!

At least come by and strum her cords! She is a charmer!

Friday, August 10, 2012

"Not your Father's Car Show!"

Had to share this link with you! Great story!

Hot August Night Uke Special!

Hot August nights, sittin on the porch strummin the Uke with a cold beer or chilled glass of Obsession.. 
You don't have a UKE!

Well, now is the time to come by Ironstone and pick up one of Doyle Guitars' one of a kind, cigar box Ukes.

Guitar maker Mike Doyle is offering $50 off all Uke's through August.  


 Come by and take a look, strum a tune and see how spectacular these instruments are!  

Coming soon is a photo of the new "Hula Girl" Cigar box.  Now she is something special!  Real nice mellow sound too!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

FREE Appraisal Clinic - Vintage Fish Gear

Join us Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm for a FREE Appraisal Clinic featuring Vintage Fishing Gear expert Bert Kronnick.

Bring your stuff and see what it's worth!

Bert also has on display an amazing collection of classic & rare Reels & collectibles. You can see these daily from 11 - 5 through September 23rd.