Sneak peek at an artist's journey to honor a father
February 7, 2022 | 3:39 pm CST

Wood artist Steve Thomson sketches a portrait.

A few months ago, Kutzall Tools hosted an Instagram @Kutzall and @HappyLifeWood Giveaway in partnership with wood artist Steve Thomson of Happy Life Wood. 

The selected winner was Karlie (@karlie_peterson). Her father had passed away a year earlier, and it was her desire to have a wood-carved portrait of her father, crafted by Steve, to memorialize him. 

Thomson jumped at the opportunity and began working with Karlie to design the piece. Kutzall followed along and captured this fascinating process and now, the company has released a sneak peek trailer of the exciting journey. 

A full-length video will be released in the near future. In the interim, head to Kutzall Tools YouTube channel to watch the trailer. Be sure to hit the subscribe button so you’ll be the first to find out when the full-length video will premiere, along with other future projects.  


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Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).