Commission Works

Say I Love You, forever

American sign language, woodcarving, love

Wedding, 1st, 5th or 50th anniversary? We can help you say "I Love You" unforgettably. Write us for info.

Badges and Shields

Hand carved, police badge, retirement gift, woodcarving

LEO, Fire, EMT, Military, we've got you covered. Hand carving badges & shields are a passion for us. It would be our honor to carve yours.

We Carve Your Vision


Since 1992, we have been hand carving ideas and visions into works of wood art. We can work with your design or create one for you. You'll be surprised what we can do together. 



Retirement, special ocassion, memorial, we create legacy pieces that last for generations. Commemorate the event with an extraordinary keepsake, created for that precise moment in  time.

Céad Míle Fáilte

Celtic cross, woodcarving

At HWC, we've carved Celtic crosses, knots and shamrocks in a variety of sizes for Irish pubs and lovers of all things Celtic.  Éirinn go Brách! 

We Specialize In Unique


By now you've noticed the diversity of the subject matter we carve at HWC. We cannot wait to see what you would liked carved! Get in touch and see what wooden wonders we can create for you. 

About HWC

What We Do

We hand carve ideas into pieces of wood art. For over 25 years we have been carving your visions. Gifts and mementos  of all kinds can be yours. Just send us an email and we will bring your idea to "life".

Some Information

woodcarving, sculpture, human skull, human brain

Our carvings are owned by clients in 49 states, Washington, D.C., Bermuda, Canada, Asia, Australia and Europe. Our clients include Grammy award winning artists, Hollywood actors, a NY Times bestselling author, Television producers, a MLB team owner, Fortune 100 companies, Universities, major hospitals, military units, Law enforcement officers and departments, cities, the U.S. Coast Guard, cathedrals and many, many more. 

Our Process

woodcarving, relief carving, custom woodcarving

All of our carvings are hand carved with every detail, letter or image carved into the wood with chisel and blade. This results in each piece being an original, one of a kind work of wood art. We use a  rubbed oil finish that protects the wood and leaves it with a luster that is only created by a hand rubbed process. 

Fin & Feathers

Titled "Fin & Feather", it is as unique as it is rare. One side fish and one side bird. Suit your mood and view this piece as the docile and friendly fish or the slightly darker and mysterious bird.

"Fin & Feather"

Hand carved, fish, bird

 The driftwood appeared to be from a Fir tree. The base is an incredible Maple burl. “Fin & Feather measures, 19” tall x 17” wide x 9” deep 


Display this piece as the docile, friendly fish or the slightly darker and more mysterious bird. This is truly a one of a kind work of wood art.

woodcarving, whale


This whale is hand carved from mineral stained Poplar and mounted on an incredible Maple burl.  



 "Herman" will bring a little beach life anywhere he goes. He stands 13" tall and 12" long. 


 The colors in the Poplar are stunning. The burl is a wonder of nature. 



Human Brain Sculpture

I am simply in awe of your talent.  This is the most amazing addition to my office.  I've gotten nothing but outstanding comments about it today.  Everyone who comes in to see me picks the damn thing up and looks at it.  The detail is striking.  The orbital-frontal cortex is perfect and the cerebellum even more so.  The optic nerves are perfect and the brainstem is in perfect scale.  I absolutely love it.  You're an artistic genius.  SD (This carving was on display in 21 New York City Hospitals over a 2 year span. It is on permanent display in a NYC University medical school library.)

Marshall Islands Seal

 We got the carvings, and they look amazing! We could not be happier. Thank you so much for your dedicated work. I look forward to working with you again in the future. SG 

County Sheriff Badge

 J was THRILLED, as was his bride, plus the officers I encountered in Tallahassee, Perry, Fla, Havana, Fla, and the sheriffs of Gasden County and Taylor County. Have passed out your email and hope you get positive responses! J immediately announced he was taking it to work and hanging it on the wall in his office. Thanking you again for your great work! KO 

Grizzly Bear Beer Tap Handle


We absolutely love the Griz! He is awesome and looks great on the tap. I especially love the detailed work you did on the fur, it looks so lifelike! I liked it so much that I had to give it to Kevin early. He also loves it! It even got him in gear and working on finishing the bar this weekend! 

3 years later: Wow!!!! Your business has grown so much since the Griz!!! Your work is impeccable. You will be hearing from me in a few years.....we have a big plan.... In a few years we will be building our dream house. We plan to incorporate a lot of wood and I would to have a few unique carvings from you built in. JW

American Sign Language, I Love You hands


The 4 ISL sculptures arrived today. I wanted to say "Thank you" so much. You did an amazing job with them! We are getting married in a few weeks and I am going to give them to Jim's mother, daughters and him. I hope I can hold out! :) Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You did an amazing job. DB

Tiny Dancer Carving


I just wanted to let you know that my wife loved the piece you made for us. She was touched by every detail. I found the entire process of working with you to be fun and enjoyable. You brought my ideas to life. Everything came out as good, if not better, than I'd hoped. I would gladly recommend you to anyone. CT

Contact Us

HipShot Wood Carving

(910) 367-5045

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