Attaching my New Flex Drum

I learned about a different kind of sander called a flex drum. It can be purchased at multiple places but I ordered mine from Judy Gale Roberts at intarsia.com and some flex drum sanding foams too!

I have a Woodtek sander and one end has a buffing wheel that I never use. I thought it would be awesome if I could put this flex sander on my Woodtek in place of the buffing wheel. After a few phone calls, a few emails, an idea from Husband, and help from the neighbor, I got the flex drum attached to my Woodtek!!!

Flex Drum

2019 coming to a close! Hello 2020!!!

It’s the last week of 2019 and I thought I would do an end of the year talky talk, what I’ve been up to lately, or whatever you want to call it video.

I really end up talking about the Christmas Bazaar we held in our garage two weekends before Christmas. It was the first time we attempted such a thing and we think it was a success! 

We had woodworking projects made by our neighbor Tom, Husband, and me! 

We also learned a few things:

  1. Have good signs on the roads leading cars to the bazaar.
  2. Advertise in the local paper and social media. (we used Facebook marketplace)
  3. Make the price tags easy to read.
  4. If you have a credit card reader make sure you have signs out saying so!
  5. Pricing is difficult…I don’t know how to price stuff. But if it’s too high people won’t buy stuff. And if it’s too low people think it’s junk. So there’s a happy medium in there somewhere. Let’s just say we figured some stuff out along the way and did lower prices on things.

This is in no way a complete list of how to hold a bazaar, but these are the things I learned this time around. I am sure I will learn many more things in bazaars to come. 

But I do want to encourage anyone who is thinking of doing something like this to jump in and do it! It feels really good when someone buys something you have made just because they love it! 

Have a happy New Year, and see you in 2020!!!

Juniper Log Snowman and Bandsaw Mistake

I saw a snowman pattern by Judy Gale Roberts and although my snowman is totally different than the pattern it inspired me to try to make a snowman out of a juniper log.

While working on this project I had an accident with my bandsaw and was reminded that I need to respect my machines and practice safe ways to use them. I was very thankful that I only suffered some minor cuts and no loss of fingers, which could have happened so easily. Please do not forget to use push sticks and to keep your hands and fingers out of the path of the blade. Also, don’t try to use machines to do things they aren’t made to do. Like cut circular patterns with a large band saw and a resaw blade.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone!!!   

Isaiah 55:10-11 (NCV)

Rain and snow fall from the sky and don’t return without watering the ground. They cause the plants to sprout and grow, making seeds for the farmer and bread for the people. The same thing is true of the words I speak. They will not return to me empty. They make the things happen that I want to happen, and they succeed in doing what I send them to do.

Judy Gale Roberts Snowman pattern: https://intarsia.com/pages/download-free-intarsia-patterns

(Affiliate Link) Rubio Monocoat Oil Finish Pure: https://amzn.to/2s7eu9r

Building a Boot Jack

I saw one of these somewhere and thought what a great idea! I didn’t know what it was called but after some searching I found it, it is called a Boot Jack!!! 

I know it is a chore to take off my cowboy boots so these should help out great! I found an awesome tutorial by David Radtke from Woodworkers Guild of America. I will leave a link to the tutorial below. Anyway, they are simple to make and so helpful!

In this video, I show how to use Rapid Resizer to print out the template and then I make the Boot Jack! I also minimally edited the video so it is a bit longer and stuff, but I kind of like it! 🙂  

How to Make a Boot Jack, Woodworkers Guild of America

Rapid Resizer

Job 31:4 New Century Version (NCV) God sees my ways and counts every step I take.

Holy Bible New Living Translation

CNC Shark HD5 Unboxing

In this video Husband unloads, assembles, and uses his brand new Shark HD5 CNC machine. He talks about some difficulties and some hurdles he jumped while putting it all together. 

CNC Shark HD5: https://www.nextwaveautomation.com/shop/CNC-SHARK-HD5-%C2%AE-p141898019

Proverbs 17:6 (ncv) Old people are proud of their grandchildren… 

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

OPP December 2019

This is the last OPP of 2019!!! Today I am sharing projects from: 

Jim Merrow: Wolf intarsia (Judy Gale Roberts project. It’s one of her classroom in a tube projects – the intermediate level Wolf (CT-10), Feathers intarsia, and Honda Hat intarsia

Farhad Rahmani: 2 scroll saw pieces, wood burning, and drawings.

Farhad’s YouTube: https://youtu.be/LwCG5tuZ3ww

Farhad’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/522917754883972/posts/710923386083407/

Bill Boone: Jesus intarsia, 2 cowboy intarsias (modified JGR patterns)

Kurt Tuttle: 2 routered signs and Christmas Stocking intarsia pattern by Janette Square.  

Hămįd Məđđāh: Wooden Trucks and Cars His Facebook page:

Hamid’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Garanda-ART-et-DECO-2059978220896088/

Claudio Nestor Rodriguez: intarsia Fish and Seahorse:

Claudio’s YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCokDCqlJl3dEyygxxMjsVWQ/videos

Amine Wood: Miniature Barn

Ron (Charles Sweat): intarsia Raccoon (Kathy Wise pattern)

Greg Askdal: Gavels and Veterans tribute

Thanks everyone for contributing your projects and thanks to all of those who watched this episode!

I plan on continuing to make OPP videos next year so if you have a project you would like me to share please send pictures and information about the project to my email. undeniablycy@gmail.com

Or to my Cy’s Corner facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cyscorners/

If you send something to me please follow up if you haven’t heard back from me. Sometimes I lose stuff, especially Facebook messages. 🙂

Thanks a ton!!!! Have a Merry Christmas and see you in 2020!!!

Love, Dream, Believe, Hope. Four Routered Signs.

This is another project I made earlier in the year and thought I would share it before the year ends. 

I wanted to make some signs saying Love, Dream, Believe, and Hope. I hung them all together but they could each be their own individual sign.

I chose fir for the wood, printed off the word designs, placed blue tape on the wood, and glued the words to the tape. I routered them and then removed the tape, painted with black primer, and sanded them. I used walnut danish oil which made the signs too dark so I sanded them lightly afterward and I think they look fine.  

I used two eye hooks on each side of the signs and some chain to hook them all together.

And I found some awesome verses to put on the back of each sign! 

Dream: Proverbs 13:19 (NLT)  It is pleasant to see dreams come true,  but fools refuse to turn from evil to attain them.

Believe: Acts 16:31 (ncv) They said to him, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved…

Hope: Romans 15:13 (ncv) I pray that the God who gives hope will fill you with much joy and peace while you trust in him. Then your hope will overflow by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Love: 1 Corinthians 16:14  (ncv) Do everything in love.

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

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

Profile bit: https://www.makeawoodsign.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=4&search=profile+bit

Whiteside 1/16-Inch Cutting Diameter: https://amzn.to/37bmKVF (I didn’t use this one specifically, but this is the size I used)

Watco Walnut danish oil: https://amzn.to/2JXG2EJ

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

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

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

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

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.