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Sunday, June 29, 2008


Hello everyone,
hope everybody is having a nice weekend so far. I just wanted to let the scroll saw artists out there know of a place to get wood at a good price. I meet a man out of Warren MI named Victor who gets a hold of scrap oak, maple, walnut to name a few from high end trim jobs. Perfect for those of us who does small projects. He does sell wood on Craigs List on occasion but mostly he sells off ebay under the name "landfilllumber". He has great deals and is very passionate for woodworking. He also says to give him a call at (586) 563-0441 if you have questions about what he has in stock, or you can e-mail him at Very friendly and very willing to help you out. Give him a call for some good deals. I know where I'll be getting my next wood supplies from!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Hello everyone, hope your doing good tonight. I added a new favorite link for you to check out if your into scroll sawing and such. Scroll saw Goodies is the name and I have to tell you, there is a lot of good stuff on this blog. There is so much to go through it's going to take me awhile to see everything that's on it. Check it out for yourself and have a good night.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Hello all,

As you can see I just started my blog and I had a few people ask if I sell my work. The answer is Yes, that's why I started the blog. The blog lets me post pictures of the projects I do so if you see something that is of interest contact me and let me know.

If you don't see anything that I post, look to the right and click on one of the names on my favorite sites. Most these people, such as Kathy Wise, Judy Gale Roberts and Garnet Hall sell patterns for their intarsia and I will order them if there is something you would like from their site. They have a lot of nice patterns and I'm sure there is one for you.

Remember to stop by often, as I make new works I'll be posting them.

Have a great day all!!! and thanks for stopping by!!!


Hello everyone
I thought I let you see one of my projects in the beginning stages. I cut the pieces for this rose out of a unique piece of popular I found while walking through Home Depot. The wood has a purple color which I thought was weird for this piece. I'm getting ready to start fitting the pieces tighter and then I will begin to start shaping them to give it a 3-d type appearance. Hopefully I can get it done soon so you can see the finish project.

This pattern is taken from Garnet Hall's first book. It's the best rose pattern I have seen so far. Nice work Mr. Hall!!!

Keep those saws humming!!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008


This intarsia is a proto-type I did of a shamrock. Didn't come out to bad. It's pretty basic but I have a few people who are intrested in it though. What do you think?


Here is a bow that I made from Judy Gail Roberts book. Judy and her husband do great intarsia work. Visit their site if you haven't already.


here is a project that I made from Garnet Hall's first book. If you go to his site, he has patterns you can download for free. He has a tulip, goose and an orca (I call them killer whales).

My first words for my blog

Hello fellow woodworkers and welcome to my site. I have to first give a thanks out to Steve Good who gave me the inspiration to even start a blog. If it wasn't for him and his great website I may not have known all about blogging. Also Steve is a very good scrollsaw artist who really likes to help out when he can by posting great videos on how to use coral draw to design projects and videos on how he goes about doing his projects. Of course the best thing about Steve is he lets you use all his patterns for free. I list Steve on my favorite sites at scrollsawworkshop. Please visit his site, you will not be disappointed.

I also have to give thanks to some great Intarsia artists out there who has inspired me to actually do some projects. Judy Gale Roberts is the master along with her husband Jerry Booher. Together they have some great videos on how to get started, along with some great patterns.

Kathy Wise who is also a great artist in her own right, has some great patterns also. Her jaguar jungle mural is breath taking. Please check that out, you'll be in awe.

Lucille Crabtree was the first book I read about Intarsia called "Basic Intarsia" and that's where I got the pattern of the bear that is pictured on the blog. The bear is my first project completed and it's hanging on my grandson's room.

Garnet Hall is another Intarsia artist that resides in our great neighboring country Canada. He also is very good and he now has 3 books out. Get a chance to check them out, you will not be disappointed. He has some good beginner patterns to get you started.

Thanks to all these people for the inspiring work they do!!

I also like to do small projects for people, like as of this writing, I'm building a bird cage stand for a young woman in the neighborhood. I will put pictures up as soon as I figure out how this site works.

Some day I would like to work with wood full time as my own boss. I get a lot of people telling me it's impossible to get going in this art. I can see it being difficult, but not impossible. I'm going to keep plugging away at it and I hope with this blog, I will meet new friends who are in the business and willing to exchange ideas and a little business savvy to us beginners.

Please stop by often and tell your woodworking friends about my site. Hope to talk to ya soon.