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Thursday, July 31, 2008


Hello all, hope your having a good night so far. As promised, I have the pictures of the bird cage stand I built totally finished with cage installed. I have to thank my friend Mike for the great paint job he done on it. He used a textured spray paint giving it an unique sand stone like finish. Everyone is happy with the results and it looks real nice. The scroll sawed parakeet on the door really makes this piece a one of a kind. I also have to give a thanks out to Joe Martinez for the parakeet pattern. I had to make some changes to the original pattern, I had to delete the branch and flowers so I could fit the pattern on the door. I'm sure Joe would understand.

Well, I've been really busy at my job the last couple weeks and been working a lot of hours. I haven't been able to get out to the workshop much this week, but I do have some stuff that needs a little finishing yet and I'll get them posted soon. Till then, have a good night and talk to you soon!


Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Hello everyone, hope your week is going well so far for you. Here is a project I did for an artist friend of mine. The circle and moons are made of a piece of popular that I happened upon at Home depot. It has a purple hue in the grain and turns to a greenish color. I liked the grain so much I just put a couple of coats of urethane on it. I cut the star with a scroll saw and hand carved to make it look like a celtic knot. I contoured the moons on a sander as I would do for intarsia. I would like to do some celtic knot work for the scroll saw. I do have a few patterns to chose from, I just need the time to do it.

Have a nice day and talk to you soon

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Hello all,
Well, it's been a busy week and I finally got my big project done. These pictures are taken as it's being painted. As soon as the project is completely finished with bird cage installed, I'll take more pictures. The customer was very pleased with the scrolled parakeet I did for the door. I think it makes it unique for the project. I don't normally take on projects like this, but it's for a good friend and I couldn't say no.

I have started a couple little projects and hope to have them done soon for posting. I'm trying my hand at building a custom frame for one of my new scroll projects, so hang in there for that one.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and talk to you soon.


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hello everyone,
It's been awhile since I posted and thought I'd fill you in on what's been happening. I have a big project that needs to be finished and need to get it done soon! I do have some cool scroll art ready to be cut as soon as I get the chance. I also have a new intarsia project lined up just after that. So hang in there because I'll be posted this big project soon.

Have a nice day

Friday, July 11, 2008


Hello everyone,
Hope your having a good day so far. I was surfing the net last night and found an interesting program for scollers. It's called coyote stencil, and it seems to be very nice for a $90.00 program. It says you can take a digital picture and make it a fret pattern. Also you can make it a intarsia pattern. Check this link out if your interested and if there is anyone reading today that has this program, could you give the rest of us some input on it.
Coyote Stencil Shop Woodcrafting Software: CD & MANUAL

Have a good one!!!

Monday, July 7, 2008


Hello everyone,
I finally was able to finish up a couple projects today. I tried my hand at some fret work albeit easy ones. I think it went pretty well and I used some different wood than you would normally would. The Phoenix was made out of a piece of scrap maple that had some unusual grain pattern. Then I thought that it looked good with a red back ground.

The other is a tribal scorpion that was cut out of Paduk. This wood was a little different to cut. When I was done cutting , it was like I ate a whole bag of Cheese puffs. The saw dust was a fine, orange looking. I used a backer that was a naturally dark wood. I'm not too sure what it was, but it was very nice to cut. I used tung oil to finish the maple, paduk and the other dark wood to give it a natural look. The grain on the paduk is beautiful and I'm not too sure if the picture gives it any justice.

Well, thanks for looking and feel free to leave comments on any posting you see. Love to hear what you think!!


Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy belated 4th

Hello everyone,
Hope everybody had a nice and safe 4th of July. I just got back from vacationing in northern Michigan for the last 4 days. All I did was relax and take in the peace and quite. I didn't get a chance to do any scrolling or any kind of woodworking so I'm itching to get back at it tomorrow. I have a few items I need to finish so I can post them on the blog for all to see. Well it's great to be back and hope to have some finished projects up on the board in the next couple days.