There was a blue bird hitting itself against our windows so I thought I should make it a bird feeder because perhaps it is hungry. I found an awesome free pattern, see the link below, and I made this great feeder.
I saw the blue bird sitting on top of the feeder once, but the other birds eat from it! We really love watching them and the feeder is a hit because they go through seed really quickly!
Psalm 104:12 (NCV) Wild birds make nests by the water; they sing among the tree branches.
On this month’s episode of Other People’s Projects we are seeing creations by: (I forgot to mention some of the wood that was used in some projects so I have them listed below)
Ron Ostromecki: Intarsia Fish, Pit Bull Intarsia (pattern by Kathy Wise), and Robin Fret Work (pattern by Keith at Sheila Landry Designs.)
Jim Merrow: Lion Cub Intarsia (Aromatic Cedar, Western Red Cedar, Aspen, and Peruvian Walnut), Raccoon Intarsia (Western Red Cedar, Aspen, and Peruvian Walnut), Duck Intarsia (Dark Western Red Cedar, Blue Pine, Walnut, and Aspen) All patterns by Judy Gale Roberts.
James Beaton: Bee Intarsia Melbourne Australia (pattern from Cherry Tree Toys)
Phill Gavin: Frog Intarsia (Kathy Wise pattern)
Stan Marshall: 5 foot drawered writing desk (monkey pod, walnut, and birch plywood)
Paul: Duck and Swamp Intarsia
Claudio Nestor Rodriguez: Jerry Mouse
Dennis Goodson: America attachment for Welcome Sign (Steve Good pattern)
If you would like to share an item on OPP please send me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Ever since I saw Judy Gale Roberts’ schnauzer pattern I have wanted to make one. So finally I got to do it! I altered the eyes to be like my Wally, who is a schnauzer, yorkie, poodle mix, but he looks very schnauzery.
Two of my intarsia friends also made this pattern and we all posed to the Facebook Group called Intarsia Nuts. If you would like to see them all here is a link to the page. We all posted them on July 23, 2020. Intarsia Nuts Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/intarsianuts/
2 Corinthians 9:15 (NCV) Thanks be to God for his gift that is too wonderful for words.
I have been making sea life intarsias and I am really enjoying them. This whale is a free beginner pattern by Judy Gale Roberts! She also provides a detailed instruction pamphlet that you can download!
I used blue pine, spalted maple, holly, and ebony on this whale.
Genesis 1:20, Then God said, “Let the water be filled with living things…”
Here are links to things I mentioned or used in the video.
In this video I finish the Roll Top Desk!!! I did the final things and got it all done!!! I also delivered it to my Mom!
I am honored my Mom asked me to build this for her. And I want to say thank you to everyone who encouraged me and gave me helpful tips along the way. I appreciate it. And thank you to everyone who followed along watching the build videos.
I am continuing to work on the roll top desk for my Mom. In this video I worked on the pigeon hole unit and with some help put the tambour part on the desk. I was very happy that it opens and closes like it is supposed to! What a relief! I also made a few small drawers for the pigeon hole unit and put some black flocking material in one of the drawers.
It is coming along and will be completed soon!
Here are some affiliate links to some things I used:
My granddaughter, Nadine, is a gem faceter and her birthday is today, she is turning 14. I made a display sign for her with her business name on it, Tumbled Upon Faceting, and in this video I show how I went about making the sign. I also explain how Nadine got into faceting and show what it is that she does.
I have links below to all of her social media sites and her Etsy store. When looking for her on social media use the handle @ilovegreenrocks, she does love green rocks, but she really loves all rocks!
Make sure to check out Nadine’s Web presence. She continues to have raffles to raise money for her dear friend, Nevaeh, who is almost 14, and has been fighting leukemia for the last couple of months.
Thanks everyone for sharing your awesome projects! Keep it up and I would love to see what else you create!
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! ~Cy
I am working on the top portion of Mom’s Roll Top Desk!!!! Since I completed the bottom portion I’ve made a practice project that has a tambour door. It was a bread box and I am so glad I did because I learned a lot to prepare me for the tambour door on this desk. So now I am ready to tackle this part of the project! In this video I am cutting all the boards for the top portion, routering the slots for the tambour door, and gluing the cloth to the tambour door pieces, which I call the tambours. Next will be building the pigeon hole unit, addinging finishes, and assembling everything!!!
Here are some things I used in this video, some of these are affiliate links:
I made these dolphins from a pattern in an intarsia book by Judy Gale Roberts called Easy to Make Intarsia. I used blue pine and holly for the bodies and ebony and holly for the eyes. I also used Old Masters gel poly for the finish. I was very happy with it and it makes the wood feel silky. Also, I recently learned about a sticker machine called Creative Station. I used it in this video which makes the pieces of the pattern into stickers! Then you easily attach them to the wood. It worked well but make sure to use repositionable sticker cartridges and not the permanent ones.
I’ll put links in the description box to the items I’ve used so you can easily check them out.
Thanks for watching and I hope that you try an intarsia project real soon!!!
Psalm 146:6 NIV He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— he remains faithful forever.