James “Jim” B. Lohmann, was born August 9, 1953, and passed away May 30, 2019. Jim started Lohmann Woodcarving Company 40 years ago, and specialized in custom architectural and ornamental woodworking. Included among his countless jobs was the restoration of a secretary desk made for the White House, and dozens of decorative pipe screens for organs throughout the world.
I met Jim in 2002 when he got in-volved in pavilion building project for our community and we made a large wood sign for the building. We started making bones in 2003.Jim worked for 15 years on perfecting the making of wood rhythm bones on a CNC machine (computerized router). He was always coming up with new jigs and methods for milling bones and pretty much had it perfected where very little sanding was required. We were partners in the “Dem Bones” enterprise which ceased rhythm bones production in 2017.
Jim attended Bones Fest IX with his daughter, Olivia, who played rhythm bones quite well. Rest in peace dear friend. Randy “Da Bones Man” Seppala