Monday, November 18, 2013

Six Million Toothpicks

Stan Munro (Stan The Toothpick Man) was born in Rochester, NY, in 1970, and has family in New York City and Seattle, WA.

Stan admits, “My wife is the only sponsor I’ve ever needed.  She’s a pretty good boss, and she doesn’t mind if I work all day in my underwear.”

Before making large toothpick structures for a living, he was the “Wacky Morning Guy” on 13WHAM-TV in his hometown of Rochester.

In college (Fashion Institute of Technology), Stan built toothpick structures as a hobby and gave them away as gifts.

His first introduction to toothpicks was in grade school when Stan’s art teacher instructed the class to make a toothpick structure that was six inches tall and could hold an egg.

Stan lives in Syracuse, NY, with his beautiful wife and four Shi-Tzus.  He has no plans to stop toothpicking anytime soon.  Life is just too good.

Now I have this unusual craving to go pick my teeth…

In the meantime, you can click on the pictures to make them a little larger.


middle child said...

You always post the most amazing things!
This man has to be extremely patient with very steady hands. I am in awe.

Janie Junebug said...

That's incredible. I could never work with objects that tiny.


Unknown said...

Does he exhibit in a museum somewhere?

Old NFO said...

Simply amazing! :-)

shrink on the couch said...

Amazing! The patience required, let alone the talent.