OPP, March 17, 2018

In this episode of OPP, Other People’s Projects, I am sharing these projects made by these people: Oh, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

Thomas Ball-cross, butterfly, and happy home with shelf in the background

Linda Bush-Mickey Mouse and polar bear ornaments

Phill Gavin-clock from a Steve Good pattern, a cross, and a clock made from pen blanks

Teresa Gomoke-colored pencil drawing of a violin, flower in vase, and one of their dogs

Stan (AKA Husband)-poker/dining room table combo and dressers

Thank you everyone for the fantastic projects! It is always fun to see them and super fun to share them on OPP!!!

If you would like me to see or share a project you have made send me an email, or message of some kind through the socials! I look forward to seeing your creations!



Baby Dragon Intarsia

I’ve been itching to do an intarsia so I purchased a stained glass pattern of a baby dragon and used the pattern to make one! I used poplar, yellow heart, and myrtlewood. I also used ebony for the pupil and Oregon lilac for the reflection in the pupil. I learned a new way to do the light reflection in the eye by drilling a hole and sharpening a piece of wood into a point, like a pencil, and placing it into the little hole. So I tried it for the first time on this dragon! It worked out really well!!! I also tried using colored toner to transfer my logo and it worked out well too!!! This little project satisfied my intarsia itch by only making it itchier! Onto more intarsia!!!


OPP March 7, 2018

In this episode of OPP, or other People’s Projects I am sharing a variety of item handmade by Mike Turner, Ron Ostromecki, Linda Bush, Don Ogle, Owen Morse, Claudio Nestor Rodriguez, and Willy Melendez Cruz. Thanks to all of you for sharing these with me and allowing me to share them with others!!!

I look forward to seeing what everyone is doing and I enjoy sharing them on my channel. If you would like me to share something you’ve created send me an email, Instagram, or facebook message. We all get inspired to make stuff when we see what others have made!!!

Mike Turner-gift for retiring airman and firefighter

Ron Ostromecki- dog in bed, pattern by Judy Gale Roberts, available only in Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts Magazine. Order issue #1 here.

Linda bush- 26-inch puppy sign and Christmas ornaments

Don Ogle– cross design by Sheila Landry and turned pen

Owen Morse– Pine desk, pencil box, and bookshelf

Claudio Nestor Rodriguez– cockatoo bird intarsia

Willy Melendez Cruz– mug for Husband

Judy Gale Roberts Intarsia Patterns

Sheila Landry Scroll Saw Patterns

Trim Router Base Plate for Freehand Routing, How I Made Mine

Since I started using my trim router to make signs people told me I really needed to put a base plate on my router. The base plates will help steer the router better which not only relieves stress on the hands but helps you do a better job too! I happened to have all of the supplies I needed to make a base, so instead of ordering one, and waiting, I made one! The first one I made I cracked and glued back together so I could use it. Also, the screw heads were not flush with the base so they scratched my projects until I put tape over them. This all worked for a short time, but then it broke apart again where I had cracked it. So, since a lot of folks have asked me about my router base I decided to make a new one and show everyone how I did it. Plexiglass is spendy, so if you don’t want to make your own you can buy a trim router base plate from Make A Wood Sign. They sell a bunch for different models, so they may have one for your router.

Here is a link so you can check them out!   Make A Wood Sign Trim Router Base Plates 

Routered Beaver Sign

I made an Oregon State University Beaver sign by routering and then painting. This is the first sign I have painted and boy was it a challenge!!! I learned some tricks to hide boo boos by using a sharpie marker 🙂 In this video I try using lacquer thinner to transfer my logo and verse to the back, but it didn’t work out so well. Maybe I oughtta try it again sometime. I am not sure if I will, but I know I will definitely do some more painting on signs!!!

2 Peter 3:9 But God is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to be lost, but he wants all people to change their hearts and lives.

OPP February 23, 2018


In today’s episode of OPP, or Others People’s Projects, we will be seeing projects from:

Charlene Souza-Orca boat from Jaws

Claudio Nestor Rodriguez- Intarsia birds

Dennis Goodson- Valentines Day gifts

Greg Aksdal- Picture frame, bench, and table

Mark Fishburn-Wooden bow tie

Phill Gavin-Intarsia cross, santa, and snowman

Terry Krauter-Banana duck and Shut the Box game. Terry’s website 

Wendy Gourley-Create sign. Wendy’s YouTube info- MooseTrails Woodworking  

I would love to see what you are making! Send me a picture and I will share it on an episode of OPP!!! Thanks everyone!!!

Routered Believe Sign

I had another printing of the Believe sign I had made earlier, this time I made it bigger and had glued it to a board all ready for the scroll saw. Then, since I have learned this router technique for making signs, I thought it would be cool to try and router this sign instead. I also use the SC-50 router bit for the first time to inset the lettering for the verse. I need to practice a bunch more but I sure am enjoying making signs!!!

Acts 16:31 Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.


OPP, February 15, 2018

In today’s episode of OPP, Other People’s Projects, I will be sharing from Don Ogle, Mike Turner, Sergio Marsala, and Terry Krauter. I also got a gift from Willy Melendez! He sent me a mug with my Cy’s Corner logo and a picture of the beloved pooch Johnny on it! I use it for the first time in this video. Below you will find social media places for the folks that were featured today, if they have one that I am aware of anyway.

Marsala Scrollsaw Work

Terry Krauter

New Cy’s Corner Sign!!!

We had some cut offs from the Red Alder table we made so I thought it would be cool to make a new Cy’s Corner sign. So I transferred my logo to the wood and then routered around everything with the profile bit. Then I removed the bulk with a straight bit and painted the house, sun, and background. I put a verse on the back, and I need to put this verse on a plaque in my shop because it is really a goal to work the best I can on projects. I sanded it all up and sprayed everything with a glossy clear acrylic.

Colossians 3:23 (NCV)  In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for people.

OPP and Stickers, February 6, 2018


Hello!!! I am sharing projects from Don Ogle, Gary Deans, Jorg, Kurt Tuttle, Lori Scott, Owen Morse, Terry Krauter, and Mike Turner. I also add some more stickers to the sticker map! Wood Turning with Paul Lockwood, Artisan Pirate, DanEngeWood sent me a replacement sticker, and Jack Bench Woodworking with Charlie Kocourek! I enjoy seeing and sharing others’ projects, if you would like me to share one of yours send me an email or message through the socials. I would also love to sticker swap, please send a sticker and I will send one of mine back to you! 

I provided links to those who have links to their socials, they can be found in the description box of the OPP YouTube video. Just click on the button that says to watch on YouTube 🙂