Building a Sephardi Torah Case from solid wood is not a simple process and it has become harder to find artists like us who specialize in this type of work. By combining traditional methods with the m ...
Glass Blowing into original Wood Moulds
We create many original wooden moulds used for glass blowing. This is an exciting technique involving wet wood and hot glass. The moulds are often finished and used in the final product.
Glass blowing in the Hot Shop
Glass blowing in the hot shop is like a dance that involves correography between the material, the artist, his help, and gravity. Watch videos of some exciting techniques!
Handles, Menorah Fittings, and inlays
Learn how we create our own glass handles and knobs, oil and candle fittings, as well as inlays. All are produced with borosilicate glass on a gas/oxygen torch in the warm glass studio. We use many of these products in our furnishings and offer them for sale individually or in quantity.
At Custom Carving we work only with solid wood. With proper attention to joinery a solid wood furnishing will last for generations. We use dovetail joinery on all boxes, a finger joint in all our mortise and tennon joints, and employ strong creative joints for portable furniture.
Carving is one of the most unique details of Gabriel's work. Learn about the straight and curved blade techniques he learned from totem pole carving and has adapted to all aspects of his work.
Many of our products are made from local Israeli woods, such as Olive wood and cypress, carefully harvested and cured by the Custom Carving team.
Learn about some of the carpentry skills necessary to work with solid wood, including cleaning and straightening raw material, gluing wide boards, sanding and applying a durable laquer finish.
The lathe allows us to work with wood in the round. Through centrifical force we are able to work with wood in a similar way that we work with glass in the hot shop.
By using only the highest quality hardware or building it ourselves in the studio we assure each finished piece looks uniform and will continue to be treasured for generations.