You are my sushine

September 26, 2010

I made this for a friend as a joke and it has persisted so here it is.

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Motorcycle Round

September 25, 2010

A motorcycle in the round.  I have lots of motorcycle patterns in all different styles and brands.

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Pagoda

September 24, 2010

Pagoda of walnut with poplar overlay.

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Gargoyle Puzzles

September 23, 2010

A trio of fun gargoyle puzzles.

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Medallion Holder with Hawk

September 22, 2010

This medallion holder features a hawk.  I can make them with almost anything on them, should you prefer another design.

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Redwood Dragon Wheel

September 21, 2010

This is  a 1/8th inch piece of Redwood that was an off cut and so was available at the local wood working shop.  I had to slow the blade way down to keep from tearing it out.  I finished it with boiled linseed oil. Related articles by Zemanta How long have Redwood trees been on […]

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Dharma Wheel

September 20, 2010

Dharma Wheels are used by Buddhists to remind them of the teachings of the Buddha.  I have a friend who is Buddhist and I made this for her.  However, I got Dharma Wheels confused with Prayer Wheels and made it so it will turn.  So she has probably the only Dharma Wheel around that will […]

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Chinese Redheart Dragon

September 19, 2010

This dragon is made of 1/4 inch redheart.

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There be dragons here

September 18, 2010

I have a wide array of puzzles and other patterns.  I have a special affinity with dragons.  So I have tons of dragon puzzles, portraits, book ends, and …well, you get the idea.  This is a pine dragon puzzle I like.  What do you think?

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White Oak Box with Walnut overlay and Birds Eye Maple Wood Hinges

September 17, 2010

I made this box and learned a lot about materials construction.  Thin white oak warps, especially then thinner black walnut is glued to it.  White oak is too brittle to make hinges from, the first set blew up when used.  This set is made from bird’s eye maple and is still rather fragile.  Altogether, a […]

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Motorcycle puzzle

September 16, 2010

I have a huge array of puzzles, from cows to dragons to griffins.  This is an example of a pine puzzle that is appropriate for most adults.  I have two other types of motorcycles if this isn’t the style you prefer.

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Buffalo and Buffalo Skull

September 15, 2010

This is walnut, 1/4 inch thick.  I thought it was striking.

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Crosses

September 14, 2010

These crosses are a tiny fraction of the many cross patterns I have.  My mother collects them, so I get new ones as I see them.

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Charms

September 13, 2010

Wood charms are cute.  They cannot be flung around like metal, but if handled carefully, they do just fine.

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Inlay

September 12, 2010

Here are a couple of examples of inlay.  Inlay allows for decorative bands of woods that are too expensive to use otherwise, or are too hard to get.

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Ornaments

September 11, 2010

Ornaments are not always crosses or Santas.  There are lots of possibilities.  I have tons of patterns for ornaments.  Here are a few. Related articles by Zemanta Crafts for Kids – Christmas Ornaments for Preschool Children (brighthub.com) Christmas Tree Ornament Captures 100 Years of Hallmark History (prweb.com)

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Guitar Clock

September 10, 2010

I have a number of clocks available.  This one is a guitar, but there are other instruments.  I even have clocks that are not instruments.

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Army Seal

September 9, 2010

I got a book with all the seals of the military and another with police and fire seals.  These books were from Fox Chapel Publications.  This is an example of the Army seal.

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Southwestern Horny Toad

September 9, 2010

Horny Toads are vanishing as development destroys their habitat and imported fire ants destroy their food supply.  Soon, wooden representations of horny toads may be all that is left.

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Redheart Chinese Puzzle

September 8, 2010

I made this for a friend who likes Eastern philosophy.  Red is an auspicious color, so I made it out of 1/4 redheart.  She asked me to put it on a backer board so the little pieces would not get lost.  The pattern was from Fantasy and Legend Scroll Saw Puzzles by Fox Chapel Publications.

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Cherry Wood Wolf’s Head

September 7, 2010

This is another early work on the scroll saw.  It was simple enough for a beginner but looked kind of cool when done.

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Running Horses

September 6, 2010

I often alter patterns to suit my fancy.  These were part of a larger scene, but I made the stand along.  The wood was a scrap I found, and was a species similar to cherry but it was not cherry.

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Cherry Wood Presentation Box

September 5, 2010

This box was made as a presentation box for a gift of plates, bowls, and mugs.  The plates and cups inside just show how big it is, they were not the presents.  The handles were made of cherry on a scroll saw.

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Padauk Cross with Aspen Crown of Thorns

September 4, 2010

A man I knew wanted a cross for his daughter for Christmas.  He designed this and gave me the right to make the design and sell it to other people as part payment for my services.  I have since sold this one so cannot take a better photograph of it.

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Halloween Decorations

September 3, 2010

People who do hand crafts have to work ahead quite a while so they can sell them before the holiday the object celebrates.  I worked hard on these decorations for Halloween.  These pieces finally convinced me that I could do a good job on the scroll saw work, have a nice looking project, and ruin […]

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