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Out of Stock Items

I am working to replenish the out of stock bookbinding items available through my website.  Please feel free to contact me if you would like a punching cradle, bench hook, book stand, awl, etc.  reserved.  If you require a bookbinding tool crafted to a specific dimension, or a modification to an existing design, now would be a good time to contact me.

I hope to begin listing the first few items within a week, although it may be a little longer as I struggle to catch up.

Thank you.


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Visiting Artist


This event is free and open to the public.  For more information please contact 205.934.4941.

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I am pleased to announce the launch of my new website, randyarnoldhandmade.com.  Please stop by for a visit and say hello.

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2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the University of Alabama’s New College program. In honor of the occasion I crafted this lectern.




To view images of the lectern in progress, please visit my blog In Praise of Shadows.



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Illumination no. 2

For sale now through my Etsy Shop.

Meditation lamp influenced by the shoji lamps of Japan and the Arts and Crafts movement. I am interested in creating illuminations without the use of paper, only wood. It is my observation that using only wood to craft lamps gives the light a warm, natural element.

This illumination is perfect for yoga, meditation, quiet, peaceful and tranquil spaces. It’s great for rooms with an arts and crafts feel. I use one in my writing/painting room (pictured). It will add calm and focus to any room.

Wooden screens illuminate the beauty and depth of the wood, casting a soft pleasing glow. I am very excited to offer these lamps.

The illumination is made from spalted maple and black walnut, and uses a common bulb. The illumination was created using handtools. I cut and shaped the parts and joints using chisels, handsaws and handplanes.


h:18″ x w:9.75″ x d”8″

Comes with a 6′ long cord with an on/off switch build in.

To see images of the lamp in progress, please visit:




I offer a five day approval period on all purchases. If the lamp does not fit your lifestyle or decor, feel free to send the item back for a full refund (minus shipping). Please feel free to contact me with any questions

I am very proud and excited to offer this item. I am sure it will make a lovely addition to your home.






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Etsy Treasury


I am pleased to announce that my handcarved wooden lamp has been featured in the Etsy Treasury, “Take One Last Trip to the Cabin.” 


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Etsy Treasury



I am pleased to announce that my hand crafted Walnut Bicycle Rack is featured in the Etsy treasury “That’s How He Rolls.”


Thank you, Xenotees.

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