Every week Dave used to make a trip to Apple Country Wood Carvers, Hendersonville, NC., before the Covid-19 Pandemic, where he carved wood with other club members. Many of the club's carvers use their craft to make wooden toys for non-profit organizations, that serve children in that area. Now he continues to carve once a week at the UMC church on 5th Street, Wilmington, with the Cape Fear Woodcarvers club.
Some examples of Dave's wood carving include whimsical houses and steps, carved from cottonwood bark, as well as a chip carved shelf and a wood burned relief carving. Sometimes the houses have windows, which reflect light by means of stained glass pieces affixed to their back. A wooden staff with animals on it reminds the viewer of the Noah's Ark story. The chip-carved shelf incorporates copper for strength and decoration. It is easy to see that wood combines well with metal and glass to make attractive mixed media art.
The retail price of the carved and burned Mill scene is $90.