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By Susan Monahan
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Artist combines wood and rocks with light

Seeley Lake Market Spotlight

 

August 11, 2022

Susan Monahan, Pathfinder

Howard "Monty" Montgomery displays his lamps at the Seeley Lake Market on Sundays

SEELEY LAKE – Monty's Agate Lamps have been for sale at the Seeley Lake Market since its inception. Howard "Monty" Montgomery has been making and selling lamps made from wood for 25 years. His first lamps didn't include the agate stones.

Monty's son Tom got him started in the lamp making business.

"He would take me out looking for wood for projects," Monty said. "It was something to keep busy."

His product has progressed from lamps made from logs with what is referred to as a "cat face" burl to blue stain boards purchased from Pyramid Lumber Company. Monty cuts boards to create a box for...



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