Happy Veterans Day 2019

Happy Veterans Day!!! I served in the US Army and Husband served in the US Marines and we wanted to wish everyone else who served a Happy Veterans Day! 

Even though I am an avid hand routering kinda gal, Husband has been dabbling in the CNC world. He recently got a Shark HD5 CNC machine and has been making military signs like crazy! In this video we show you his new toy in action and some of those signs he has carved. 

So now our conflicting household of Marines vs Army has added CNC vs hand routering. Yet we get along pretty well 🙂

Baynes Town Routered Sign

My art teacher from high school lives in a town near me over here in Central Oregon!!! I got to meet up with him and his wife and I made them a housewarming gift of a routered sign using juniper wood.

The font is called Henny Penny. I designed it on Word and then printed it to size on Rapid Resizer.

It was fun to make and really fun to give it to them. 

Matthew 7:25 (NCV) It rained hard, the floods came, and the winds blew and hit that house. But it did not fall, because it was built on rock.

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I wanted to let you know I’ve put links to some of the things I used in this video right here for you. Some are affiliate links and some are not. So if you’re curious about something I used click away. Or send me an email if you have questions about something! 

Protect Life Masks 

Get 30% off with the code: PROLIFE30

Can be used on first aid kits and dust masks. 

Protect Life website: www.firstaidkitsurvival.com

Here is a link to the mask I am wearing: https://firstaidkitsurvival.com/products/n95-foldable-disposable-dust-mask-with-exhalation-valve-15-pack-particulate-respirator

Profile bit: https://www.makeawoodsign.com/shop/index.php?route=product/search&search=profile%20bit

Router: https://amzn.to/2HAyfgb

Rustoleum 2x Black primer: https://www.idealtruevalue.com/store/p/132888-Painters-Touch-2X-12-OZ-Flat-Black-Primer-Interior/Exterior-Breakt.aspx?feed=Froogle&gclid=CjwKCAiA1ZDiBRAXEiwAIWyNC1PelLpXeW6uNPNrK433bdroSn4Y6YKP3tlmgDcux3WfgKX4nX2G9RoCLikQAvD_BwE

Rapid Resizer: https://www.rapidresizer.com/

3M 77 Super Multipurpose Adhesive Spray: https://amzn.to/2yCRPBM

Orbital sander: https://amzn.to/2IOPFms

Sanding discs, Hook and Loop, 5 inch, variety pack: https://amzn.to/2IOigZb/

Transferring verse to wood

Polyurethane spray-  https://amzn.to/2I9Nb10

Blue tape: https://amzn.to/2Qz5Vvt/

Holy Bible New Living Translation: https://amzn.to/2LTjpD1

Gigantic Routered Driveway Sign, Confugo Hills

I wanted to make an entrance or driveway sign for my cousins who have a piece of property in East Texas. They call it Confugo Hills which means to take refuge. So it is their favorite place to go and relax. I thought how cool it would be to make them a sign for it!

On the back side I put the verse Proverbs 3:6, which says: 

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. And this will be seen when leaving the property!

I had a super time delivering this to them and surprising them with it! 

I wanted to let you know I’ve put links to some of the things I used in this video right here for you. Some are affiliate links and some are not. So if you’re curious about something I used click away. Or send me an email if you have questions about something! 

Protect Life Masks 

Get 30% off with the code: PROLIFE30

Can be used on first aid kits and dust masks. 

Protect Life website: www.firstaidkitsurvival.com

Here is a link to the mask I am wearing: https://firstaidkitsurvival.com/products/n95-foldable-disposable-dust-mask-with-exhalation-valve-15-pack-particulate-respirator

Sanding Detail Stick Set: https://amzn.to/2VZqp38

Orbital sander: https://amzn.to/2IOPFms

60 grit hook and loop discs: https://amzn.to/2IOigZb/

Blue tape: https://amzn.to/2Qz5Vvt/

Rustoleum 2x Black primer

1/4 in. 2.4 Amp Trim Router HFJ14 by Drill Master:  https://amzn.to/2HAyfgb

⅛ inch diameter spiral (up cut or down cut) bit with ¼” shank: https://amzn.to/2W5fdSF

Rapid Resizer: https://www.rapidresizer.com/

3M 77 Super Multipurpose Adhesive Spray: https://amzn.to/2yCRPBM

Helmsman spar, satin: https://amzn.to/2Plilsw

Holy Bible New Living Translation: https://amzn.to/2LTjpD1

Proverbs 3:6 King James Version (KJV)

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

River Table #2 and Welding!!!

I remade the little river table I attempted to make a few months ago. This time I used TotalBoat resin!  (TotalBoat will give a 10% discount on resin when you use the code cyscorner!)

Anyway, I removed the old resin, cleaned up the myrtlewood, poured some TotalBoat resin and it turned out so well that I welded up a base, leg, and foot, to make it into a table! 

I am new at welding so I did a lot of grinding, but the project as a whole turned out awesome!!!

First attempt river table, Test River Table

I wanted to let you know I’ve put links to some of the things I used in this video right here for you. Some are affiliate links and some are not. So if you’re curious about something I used click away. Or send me an email if you have questions about something! 

Metal saw Dewalt 872

Metal cutting disc ( 14″(355mm) multicutter blade cermet carbide diablo steel demon)

Magnetic arrows

Welding For Dummies

TotalBoat resin: Get 10% off when using discount code: cyscorner

Hidden Gun Case

I was commissioned to make a hidden gun case that mounts on the wall. I had to start from scratch and design the entire thing. It was a challenge but I really enjoyed figuring it out and delivering to the customer.

The sign has a Spartan knight and says Molon Labe (or ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ) which is a classical Greek phrase meaning “come and take [them],” attributed to King Leonidas of Sparta as a defiant response to the demand that his soldiers lay down their weapons. Gun-rights advocates have adopted the phrase as a challenge to perceived threats of firearm confiscation.

And the smaller words, Amat Vidtoria Curam, are a Latin saying meaning “Victory Loves Preparation.”

On the back is the verse Psalm 119:114 (kjv) Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

Please go to the YouTube description box for links to almost all of the tools and supplies I used to make this project. 🙂

OPP October 2019

This month on OPP I am sharing projects from:

Chrisanna-Sunflower Intarsia and Chipmunk Intarsia

Claudio Nestor Rodriguez-Goofy resin jewelry hangers. His YouTube Channel

Hămįd Məđđāh -Toy Jeep and Trailer His Facebook page

James Beaton– Rising sun badge scroll saw art and AFL football logo

Jim- Schnauzer Intarsia

Jolien Brebels– Land Rover Defender and the Mercedes-Benz

Jolien’s YouTube Videos:

Over 20 Inches– Scroll Saw Art of Opal Whitely,c.1920. Buster Keaton c.1928. and John Belushi (Bluto Blutarski from Animal House).

Phill Gavin-Florence Bandsaw Box (Phill asks if anyone has an ideas what type of wood the dark wood may be?)

WoodworkingbyPhill Etsy Store

Pitz Woodworks– Dragon Scroll Saw, Checkered Box with lid, Dolphins, and Intarsia Fawn

Pitz Woodworks YouTube channel

 Teresa-Scarecrow

Tim Bernico-Alligator intarsia, Deer intarsias

 If you would like to share an item on OPP please send me an email. Please put OPP in the subject line! Please follow up if you haven’t heard from me since I can’t seem to find stuff sometimes, especially on Facebook! 

I would love to see and share what you’ve made!

How to Make a Chocolate Intarsia Successfully!!!

This video shows the second and third attempt at making a chocolate intarsia. I figured out a lot of things by the third attempt and I am calling it a success! 

The pattern is by Kathy Wise and there’s a link down below if you want to order her book that has the pattern in it. I also have links to the silicone that I used, the good acrylic spray I used, and my favorite chocolate recipe. 

Smooth-Sil 940 Food Grade Mold Making Silicone Rubber – Trial Unit

Krylon Triple Thick Acrylic Spray

Cy’s Favorite Chocolate recipe

Kathy Wise Intarsia Rose pattern can be found in her book: Intarsia Woodworking Projects

Things I learned and tips for those of you who want to make a chocolate intarsia rose; 

  1. Use a larger pattern.
  2. Make sure there is enough space between the pieces when gluing them down.
  3. Make the pieces thick enough, at least 3/8 inch thick.
  4. Make the piece wide enough. The top piece of the rose broke in two places where the shape got narrow.
  5. Make a frame around the rose with the sides standing ½ inch above the highest part of the rose. And make them so they can be removed easily.
  6. Use a good acrylic spray (non-stinky.) I used Krylon triple thick and that was great!
  7. Use a good scale for weighing, don’t use a postal scale. The easiest is to mix the entire container.

Grandkids Week August 2019

In August we had the three oldest grandkids for a week. Nadine, Noah, and Ella. The youngest, Nev, didn’t come for the week because she’s just too little yet, but she did come for the family barbecue at the end of the week and did stay with us for a bit.

This video is all about the adventures we had during the time with the kids. It is mostly for husband and I to treasure the memories, but if you want to watch you are more than welcome. 😊

We did a bunch of stuff! We explored, painted rocks, driftwood, and saws. We tie dyed shirts, painted the clubhouse door, went to the reservoir, put hand prints on the pump house. Spent some time at the park and ended the week with a family picnic.

This is a yearly event so we look forward to next August!!!

Nadine facets gems for a hobby! Check out her Instagram page!!! Ilovegreenrocks

OPP August 2019

This months episode features projects made by:

Phill Gavin- Band saw boxes. Patterns from The Drunken Woodworker (Make something) David Picciuto Bandsaw Box book

Sonia Peterson-Squirrel Intarsia (Kathy Wise Pattern), Sharpei Head (Kathy Wise Pattern), Cat (Judy Gale Roberts Pattern)

Kathy Wise Intarsia for Beginners Book

Judy Gale Roberts books:  Wildlife Intarsia, 2nd Edition

Dennis DuPerron- Seattle Sea Hawks emblem 

Dennis DuPerron YouTube Channel

Kurt Tuttle- Routered Rose from a pattern in Fall 2019 Scrollsaw Magazine, and Innie/Outie routered birds 

Robert Held- Routered picture of his dad while in the Navy during WW2, Routered 4-H signs, and Routered 1940 Ford Pickup sign.

Barry Alcott- Pine Tree intarsia, pattern by Scott L. Gielish, Fairy/Princess wands from Jolien Brebels’ Youtube channel, Ripsnorters race cars from Snazzy Toys book, and Animal Cars. 

LaRoy Severson- Oregon Trivets made from Oak with his CNC that he built. 

If you would like to share an item on OPP please send me an email (I prefer this over Facebook.) Please put OPP in the subject line! Please follow up if you haven’t heard from me since I can’t seem to find stuff sometimes, especially on Facebook! 

I would love to see and share what you’ve made!