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Johnny J W Morlan Art Gallery - Johnny J W Morlan Artworks

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"Artist Statement, Biography, Profile and Accomplishments {Shop Studio} South Wall Motivational and Philosophical Quotes, Proverbs and Sayings Some Of The Wood I Have In Stock Presentation Eighth Grade Shop Class Artist Statement My focus is on remaining environmentally conscientious while creating and handcrafting beau"

Hello, Welcome To My Gallery!

I Am Very Pleased To Have You As A Guest 
I Hope You Have A Pleasant Experience

"Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible."  Mac Anderson

I am a woodworking artist with 25 years of experience that creates one of a kind, limited edition and custom handcrafted artistic functional/nonfunctional solid wood creations such as boxes, desk accessories, home décor and corporate/professional office pieces.

They make very special gifts. Each one of my pieces that are large enough are signed, dated and numbered. All are accompanied with a certificate and documents organized in an elegant folder. Pricing includes up to 4 special lines of wording of your choice added to the certificate!

                                                                            

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                         

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 Hello & Welcome! Woodworking Artist Johnny {J W} Morlan’s Newsletter   Johnny has more than 20 years of experience working with wood and has worked more than 500 different species of wood. He normally keeps more than 125 species in stock.
 Hello, Welcome To My Gallery   Hello, Welcome To My Gallery! I Am Very Pleased To Have You As A Guest I Hope You Have A Pleasant Experience.
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 Article: Wood Movement & Projects   How To Insure Wood Movement Doesn't Ruin Your Project, Author Johnny W. Morlan: I place each species of wood into one of four wood movement categories, they are minute, small, average and great.
 Article: Wood Movement & Environment   Your Indoor House Environment & Wood Movement, Author Johnny W Morlan: Wood is either classified hardwood or softwood. Hardwood comes from {flowering} broadleaf trees. Softwood comes from {conifers}cone-bearing trees. There are exceptions to this. For instance Balsa and Basswood are hardwoods even though they are extremely soft.
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Artworks from 1 to 25 (on 96 total)


Custom Made Curly Sugar Maple Wood Jewelry Box

Figured Andiroba Wood Mans Valet Box

Quartersawn Sapele Wood Jewelry Box Front Close Up

Paela Wood Desk Set

Spanish Cedar Wood Multiple Triple Business Card Holder

American Cherry Wood Quadruplet Desktop Business Card Holder

American Mesquite Wood Desk Set

Ancient Kauri Wood 4 Drink Coaster Set

Custom Made Morado Wood Desktop Business Card Holder

Close Up Cancharana Wood Solid 14 Karat Embossed Gold Banded Jewelry Box

Morado Wood Golfers Desktop Business Card Pen Holder Set

Close Up Custom Made Figured Walnut Wood Plaque For Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Skin

Custom Made 4 Isosceles Right Triangle 2 Rectangle 2 Tier Oak Wood End Tables

Tarara Canarywood Standard Letter Opener

Indonesian Rosewood Music Keepsake Box

African Padauk Wood Heart Shaped Desk Set

Walnut & Oak Wood 21 Pen Display Case

Custom Made Australian Silky Oak Wood Desk Set

Cancharana Wood Executive's Photo Holding Desk Set

Gabon Ebony Wood Desk Set

Pink Ivory Wood Americana Letter Opener & Pen Set

Custom Made Exotic Wood Cigar Double Twist Pens

Tarara Colorado Wood Desktop Double Horseshoe Business Card Holder

Custom Made Ponderosa Pine Wood Interior Door Moulding

Cancharana Wood Desktop Business Card Holder



 Hello, Welcome To My Gallery
Hello, Welcome To My Gallery! I Am Very Pleased To Have You As A Guest I Hope You Have A Pleasant Experience.
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 Article: Tips For Artists & Craftspeople
Take these for instance, on the Internet, Artmajeur, WWAR, Yessy and Fine-Art. Sure they receive an immense amount of visitors per month, Artmajeur has over 18,900 artists and over 408,000 pieces of art, WWAR has almost 16,000 artists and over 100,000 pieces of art, Yessy has at least 15,000 artists and over 167,000 pieces of art and Fine-Art has 5
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 Hello & Welcome! Woodworking Artist Johnny {J W} Morlan’s Newsletter
Johnny has more than 20 years of experience working with wood and has worked more than 500 different species of wood. He normally keeps more than 125 species in stock.
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 Business Information
"Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible." Mac Anderson Johnny has owned and operated his business full time since 1989. Johnny started the business because of the love and passion of worki
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 Article: Lumber Grades
Lumber Grades & Ways Lumber Is Priced & Sold, Author Johnny W. Morlan: In this article I will not go into explaining the rules of grading hardwood or softwood lumber as they are very complicated and lengthy. I will list the grades that are sold, the dimensions that are available and the ways retailers price and sell lumber.
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 Article: Wood Movement & Projects
How To Insure Wood Movement Doesn't Ruin Your Project, Author Johnny W. Morlan: I place each species of wood into one of four wood movement categories, they are minute, small, average and great.
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 Article: Wood Movement & Environment
Your Indoor House Environment & Wood Movement, Author Johnny W Morlan: Wood is either classified hardwood or softwood. Hardwood comes from {flowering} broadleaf trees. Softwood comes from {conifers}cone-bearing trees. There are exceptions to this. For instance Balsa and Basswood are hardwoods even though they are extremely soft.
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 Payment Options, Shipping & Handling Charges For Orders Outside Of USA
At The Beginning Of Each Pieces Description, Is The Shipping Weight In Pounds. Prices Include Insured Shipping & Handling To USA Addresses.
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 Story: What Started Me Wood Collecting?
I had been working in a lumberyard and hardware store for about a year, it was 1983. One day I went out to the lumberyard part to snoop around. I went way back into one of the lumber storage buildings and found a large pile covered with a dirty old canvas. When I removed the canvas, I found a bunch of old, dirty and dusty lumber.
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 Five Star Reviews Magazine's Review/Write Up Of J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
Five Star Reviews Magazine, A National United States Publication That Reviews Travel Destinations, Restaurants, Spas, Products, Services & Events In The Realm Of Business & Entertainment. Their Staff Writers Have Worked For FoodTV, Travel & Leisure, Gourmet Magazine, Vogue, Elle, USA Today & Oprah.
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 Box Construction & Wood Finish Techniques
Johnny has more than 20 years of experience working with wood and has worked more than 500 different species of wood. He normally keeps more than 125 species in stock. Some of Johnny's creations have been bought by or given as presents to professional people, foreign dignitaries of state, celebrities and even the President and the First Lady of th
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 How Woodworking Differs From Other Art Mediums
The art medium of woodworking differs from all other art mediums in numerous ways. In this day and age, the woodworker has to be environmentally conscientious because in today's society the rainforests and the depletion of trees is a major concern.
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 J W's Woodworking Column
I started this column because of my desire to share my woodworking experiences and to teach and help people become better woodworkers. I have more than 20 years of experience working with wood and have worked more than 500 different species of wood. I normally keep more than 125 species in stock.
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 Information About Custom Made Or Commissioned Orders
Custom Made Boxes, Such As Jewelry, Music, Keepsake, Treasure, Cremation, Recipe File & Cigar Humidor. Custom Made Office Pieces, Such As Desk Sets, Desktop Business Card Holders, Multiple Business Reception Area Desktop Business Card Holders, Pens, Pen Sets, Letter Openers, Single, Double, Triple & Quadruple Level Letter Trays.
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 Woodworking Artist Johnny {J W} Morlan Studio Shop
It is no secret that for 23 years Johnny's shop studio was 405 square foot or smaller in size, {new shop studio is 750 square foot}. All of his tools are average priced. Even with the shops the size they were, he still built small wine, humidor and stereo cabinets. Johnny takes great pleasure in showing and teaching hobbyist woodworkers that have a
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 Facts About Wood & Trees 1
There are two types of trees that it is impossible to tell how old they are by counting their growth rings. Trees produce growth rings because of the distinguishable temperature changes that occur over a yearly cycle causing their growth to slow down and speed up.
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 Facts About Wood & Trees 2
* The tree specie with the largest undivided leaves is the Bigleaf Magnolia {Magnolia macrophylla}. The leaves are 7 to 12 inches wide and 12 to 32 inches long. * In an article written in 2004 and featured in the weekly magazine Nature, it states that theoretically, the tallest possible height that any tree could obtain is 400-425 foot. This is be
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 Woodworking Artist Johnny {J W} Morlan Personal Quotes
* "Just because a woodworker makes an object from a beautiful figured piece of wood does not make them a woodworking artist or the piece a work of art. Nature created the wood, not them! True wood art has intricateness!" Johnny W Morlan
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Artist Statement, Biography, Profile & Accomplishments

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{Shop Studio} South Wall
Motivational & Philosophical Quotes, Proverbs & Sayings

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Some Of The Wood I Have In Stock

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Presentation Eighth Grade Shop Class

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Artist Statement

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My focus is on remaining environmentally conscientious while creating and handcrafting beautiful yet functional unique limited edition or one of a kind wood items that can be shown proudly, provide the possessor with a conversation piece, many compliments, countless years of service, enjoyment, pleasure and be an heirloom that will increase in value as the years and decades pass.

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All of my pieces are signed, dated and numbered {small items on the certificate} and comes with wood data, a brief artists profile, Certificate of Genuineness and an elegant folder to hold and keep your documents safe.

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If given as a gift, pricing includes up to 4 special lines of wording of your choice added to the certificate! The date may correspond with the special occasion Christmas, Anniversary, Birthday and etcetera.

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All my heart & soul goes into each piece! The wood for each and every one of my creations, is always selected for its grain, figure patterns {reading the wood} color, and how much it moves {expands and contracts} with temperature & humidity changes.

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No two pieces of wood will ever be identical! The wood is left natural, I use no dyes, stains, paints or wood fillers. There are numerous techniques and finishes for finishing wood, a true wood artist develops their own techniques and finish to bring out the beauty of their works.

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My technique for finishing wood {small pieces that are not handled or used a lot} is not to fill the pores, thus showcasing the intricacy of my designs and the natural character, distinction and depth of the wood making each piece one of a kind, just like your own fingerprint does for you.

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Wood is such a beautiful medium to work with I do not wish to hide its natural beauty by utilizing numerous coats of lacquer, shellac, polyurethane, and etcetera. I handcoat and rub in the first coat, then I add two more handcoated topcoats using a clear marine grade polyurethane spar varnish with ultraviolet inhibitors and a couple of other ingredients I have added to it to repel the suns UV rays and make it easier to apply with a cloth thus allowing the finish to penetrate the wood but not thick enough to take away the three dimensional look of the surface or giving an effect of looking like a piece of plastic.

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Wood is a renewable natural resource. Today a number of woods come from sustainable sources. Through the efforts of people it can remain indefinitely. Woods that I normally uses include unique native American woods, wood that comes from managed forests, tree plantations, rediscovered wood or woods that are endorsed by the Rainforest Alliance. To assist in preserving our precious natural resources I donate 1 1/2% of your purchase to the National Arbor Day Foundation to plant new trees and 1 1/2% to the Rainforest Alliance to help preserve the rainforests.

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Biography, Profile & Accomplishments

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Johnny was born September 18, 1956, in Chillicothe Missouri. When he was about 3 years old his family moved about 90 miles away to Moberly Missouri. This is where he grew up, went to school and graduated from high school in 1975. He moved away from Moberly in 1981.

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When he was about 7 years old he started helping his dad who did carpentry jobs. When Johnny was in his teen years his dad would sometimes become extremely irritated with him because he would always want to make the finish moldings and cabinets more intricate. His dad felt their customers might not appreciate or like the more fancy designs. Johnny also enjoyed creating small wooden objects. His dad told him there was not a market for such things, nobody would be interested in them or want to buy them. As he grew older he found out most people also agreed with his dad's statements. 

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In 1989, Johnny decided to stop listening to all those people and that was when J W Morlan’s Unique Wood Gifts was born. He took 1 year of wood shop class in junior high school where he made average grades. Johnny has always loved and had a passion for working with wood. Before Johnny started his own business he worked for a contractor that built and refinished cabinets and furniture.

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He also worked for five years with a lumber and hardware store in the paint department where he helped hundreds of customers with their home and woodworking projects. He was well known in the area for being able to match a competitor’s stain or paint color well enough to spot paint or stain with it. He did this by using paints or stain bases and adding different colorants to it by eye {no computer matching in those days} until it matched the sample the customer had supplied.

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Johnny has worked with unique woods since 1983. People from over 180 countries have viewed and admired his creations. He is a member of the International Who's Who Historical Society {his short biography is featured in the 2001-2002 edition of the International Who's Who of Entrepreneurs}. He is a member of the following organizations and associations: Rainforest Alliance Smart Wood Program, National Arbor Day Foundation, Woodworkers Book Club and a lifetime member of Handyman Club of America. He received two honors in 2002, one being nominated for inclusion in the 2002 edition of the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership and the other being nominated by the Governing Board of Editors of the American Biographical Institute for the title Man Of The Year - 2002. This year he has been contacted by and has accepted being represented by an art marketing agency in London England to market his wood art works throughout Europe.

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Some of Johnny's creations were chosen to be featured and sold on the TV show America's Product Showcase. His desk set creations were selected by Home Shopping International to sell on their website {HSI Online.} HSI even shot a short video of a couple of the desk sets which can be viewed on their website through a media player. He was chosen to be a Premiere Portfolio Artist at World Wide Arts Resources {WWAR.} Hundreds of artists from around the world {all different mediums} apply and compete to become a member of this exclusive arts marketing service. Johnny was recently accepted to exhibit his woodworks of art on the Swedish art gallery web site {Arts Of Paradise}. Some of his designs, woodworking tips and jigs have been published in trade magazines. He has written a few articles that have been published and featured on websites and in newsletters.

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Your Indoor House Environment & Wood Movement
How To Insure Wood Movement Doesn't Ruin Your Project
How Woodworking Differs From Other Art Mediums
30 Tips To Becoming A Successful Artist

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To help create quality, unique pieces of work, Johnny has studied hundreds of woodworking magazine articles and more than 220 books on woodworking by as many as 180 authors. In addition he has studied numerous books and magazine articles on art, business, marketing, advertising and web mastering. He consults with both individuals and companies {World Tree Technologies, Impact Group New York, & B. K. Brown Designs} on the best wood, procedures and finishing techniques to use in the production of their wooden projects or products and how to advertise their products.

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He has worked more than 500 species of wood and keeps more than 125 species in stock. His wood collection he periodically takes to schools and shop classes. There he answers the student's questions, educates them about the sustainable sources for wood and shows them the world of wood that many of them will probably never see.

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A few of the custom made/commissioned pieces he has done in the past are, Figured American Walnut wood & Figured American Maple wood Checkerboard Set, Figured American Walnut wood & American Holly wood Record Christmas Stocking Holder, Morado wood Recipe File Box, Cuchi wood Triple Desktop Business Card Holder for the reception area of an investment firm, Bois d'arc {Osage Orange} wood Double 6 Dominoes Set with storage box which was commissioned by a couple, and given as a thank you gift to President George W. Bush and the First Lady.

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Here are the names of a few of his past clients/customers, who have either purchased an already made creation from me or have had me do a custom made/commissioned piece for them.

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Brown Wheeldon Investment Advisors LLP, World Tree Technologies, Jayson A. Wolfe, Attorney At Law, Women's American ORT, Recording Products,
Lockheed Martin Corporation, SBR Incorporated, David Syn, M.D., Coleman & Associates, Helene Grosman, Carol Rients LLC, Mary Kay Zanoni, Luv-N-Care, Ina Wallace, Laura & Doug Welsh, Aaron Glavas. ;

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Numerous motivational and philosophical proverbs hang on the walls of his studio. He lives and teaches them. He Loves teaching people who like and are interested in woodworking the true {Art} of woodworking!

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This is one of his own sayings he teaches:
"The tools you use, the working environment you have and the raw materials you start out with, do not produce quality, craftsmanship or works of art! YOU DO!"

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J.W.Morlan

 
 
 
 
 
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  - Déontologie De l'Artiste, Biographie, Profil Et Réalisations Shop Studio Sud Wall Cours de motivation et philosophiques, Proverbes and expressions Certains des bois j'ai en stock Présentation huitième année classe Shop Déontologie De l'Artiste Mon fo...
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  - Commentaires Généraux
Commentaires Généraux Rien n'est aussi bon comme morceau gentil de bois cela est transformé en quelque chose qu'une famille aimez pour toujours et remettez vers le bas à leurs enfants. Merci de maintenir le travail du bois vivant!! Karla S - Le Texas...
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  - Histoire: Ce qui M'a commencé Le Rassemblement En bois
J'avais travaillé dans un lumberyard et magasin de matériel pendant environ une année, il était 1983. Un jour je suis sorti à la pièce de lumberyard au snoop autour. Je suis allé manière de nouveau dans un des bâtiments de stockage de bois de charpen...
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  - Mouvement Et Projets En bois D'Article
Comment Assurer Le Mouvement Du bois Ne ruine pas Votre Projet Auteur Johnny W. Morlan Je place chaque espèce de bois dans un de quatre catégories en bois de mouvement, ils suis minute, petit, moyen et grand. Des bois devraient être collés { stratifi...
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  - Mouvement Et Environnement En bois D'Article
Votre Mouvement D'intérieur D'Environnement Et En bois De Chambre Auteur Johnny W. Morlan Le bois est bois dur classifié ou bois tendre. Le bois dur vient { fleurissant } des arbres feuillus. Le bois tendre vient de { des arbres de conifers}cone-roul...
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Johnny J W Morlan's Guestbook

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Beautyful what you al doing whit wood Artistic greatings, Kunstschilder Paul Gosselin - Menen-Belgium
(Paul Gosselin, 9 January 2011)






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