|THE CARVING SHOP|
|645 East LaSalle Street, Suite 3|
Somonauk, IL 60552
Fax - (815)498-9249
Mon.-Sat. 9:00 - 5:00 C.S.T.
This 80-inch diameter, 12-inches thick butternut plaque, was commissioned by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for their newly renovated office in Washington, D.C. It was installed on September 26, 2003, and dedicated on September 30, 2003. This 400-pound plaque symbolizes a husband and wife as farming partners, supported by the AFBF, in awe at the growth of a plant. They are standing in their vast field faced with the task of supplying food, fiber and fuel to
the world. The roundness of the plaque symbolizes the world.
Joe Dillett thanks the AFBF for giving him the honor of doing this important work.
The Carving Shopfeatures the work of Joe Dillett, Master Craftsman, and specializes in custom hand carved heirlooms for the family, church and architectural carvings. We work from your designs, or ours, to create an awesome look that only hand carving can achieve.
All wood is seasoned. All work is protected with a finish that will last many years.
All work is guaranteed.
Free estimates provided upon request. The listed cost reflects retail prices. If you can come to The Carving Shop for pick up, you will save the S & H charges, and get wholesale prices for considerable savings. Call (815)498-9290 during business hours for more information.
News Release on August 30, 2010
Benefit for the Sandwich Opera House
Here is what’s happening. Beginning at the 2010 Sandwich Fair (Sept.
will be carving a fireplace mantel featuring a picture of the Sandwich Opera
House, along with many of the other historic buildings in Sandwich Illinois.
This mantel will be raffled off, ending with the drawing at the Opera
House January 2011. Realizing not everyone has a place to put a mantel, I will be
offering the winner a choice of the mantel (retail value $2,250) or $1,500 cash.
Other prizes will also be included in the raffle for second and third place
(donated by other supporters). Ticket donations are $5 each or 3 tickets for
$10. Tickets will be on sale at the
Also, you have the opportunity to purchase a piece of
The Sandwich Opera House is
on Facebook at:
FAMILY HISTORY MANTELS|
|American Farm Bureau Project, Washington, D.C.
|Joe Dillett's Mantel Carving Featured on WGN-TV,
Channel 9, Chicago on 10/18/03
|Info on CARVING Magazine, Premiered Jan. 2003|
|The Chicago Tribune, Tribwest, November 20, 2002 Article
"Event Showcases a Master In His Element: Wood"
|The Wall Street Journal, Startup Journal, November 20, 2002 Article
"'Tis the Season to Profit From Homemade Crafts"
|Kudos, Links and Information|
My Favorite Pottery
Joe Dillett is now working with clay pottery and calls his finished products, "My Favorite Pottery".
Below are links to three instructional videos by Joe.
Contact Joe Dillett:
Phone: (815)498-9290, Fax: (815)498-9249
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