Handyman Thoennes in Glen Ellyn IL

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Chesapeake Double Kayak Build

This 21 foot double sea kayak was built from scratch, with Okume plywood, fiberglass, varnish and LOTS and LOTS of sandpaper. My wife, Susan, stands in the shallow water of Lake Michigan cooling down after a nice trek across one…

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Jon Farr Portrait alternate

Both portraits chosen by Mr. Farr and his wife, Linda Farr of Nutrition Associates of San Antonio were shot and retouched by Thoennes Studios in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

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New portrait of Mr. Jon Farr

Jon Farr of San Antonio, Texas, chose Thoennes Studios to shoot his new international portrait.

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Abstract Desert Flower, 2013

A photo sent to me from the client after their six stained glass panels were installed by the owner. Each panel is 69-7/8″ x 16″ and is made of glass, zinc, steel and a special polymer adhesive to withstand the…

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March 5th snow bird

A little late for snow for my tastes as we’re all seemingly tired of winter by now, but this scene shows some of the surprising beauty winter still offers.

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Olympus OM2 SLR camera.

Beautiful Olympus OM2 with a trio of lenses is being sold. Details can be provided by emailing gregorythoennes@gmail.com.This is a collector’s item and in perfect working order. I just don’t shoot 35mm anymore. A honey for sure.

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Wright reproductions by Thoennes Studios

Frank Lloyd Wright was a master designer of the “Light Screen”, or stained-glass windows as we know them now. These are two of my favorites. The Dana Thomas house in Springfield has dozens of intricate windows, panels, sconces, doors and…

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Stained Glass for Home & Studio

 

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Sandy and the Great Lakes

ABC news reported that the South end of Lake Michigan may get 20 to 25 foot waves from  the northeastern winds directly influenced by hurricane Sandy. Can you imagine? We’re in Chicago, and the storm is affecting us here. God…

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Why we’re seeing USB3 and TBolt only on new machines

AS you can see from this chart, most of us are likely using drives that have data rates towards the bottom of the speed range now available. You can see the data rates for the newest USB 3 and Thunderbolt…

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