OPP May 2019

On this months episode of OPP, Other People’s Projects, we are taking a look at items made by:

Dennis DuPerron: May the 4th, Star Wars Day Project. It is made from a 6″ dia walnut blank which has a dome to it so it makes it look all most Three-D. Video link: Star Wars Ti Fighter

Ron Ostromecki: Intarsia Raccoon and Crosses (Judy Gale Roberts and Steve Good patterns)

Claudio Nestor Rodriguez: Intarsia de santa TERESA DE AVILA and painting

Teresa G.: cross stitch and door wreath

Thanks to everyone who sent in a project to share!

If you have a project you would like me to share please send me a photo with OPP in the subject line and tell me a little about the project!

I love to see what everyone is making!!!


Mother’s Day Gift

It’s Mother’s Day and I wanted to make something for my mom. Since I recently made a cowboy dad and son silhouette I thought it would be fun to do something with a mother and daughter silhouette. So I put together this gift for my mom. Happy Mother’s Day Mom!!!

Ezekiel 16:44 (NCV)

“‘Everyone who uses wise sayings will say this about you: “The daughter is like her mother.”

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!

Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter

Hegner Multimax 22-V Variable Speed Scroll Saw

Blue tape

Arteza Self Adhesive Vinyl 12X12″ – Assorted Colors (42 Sheets)

Arteza-Detail Paint Brush (Set of 15)

Wood burner

Acrylic Paint Set

Rustoleum 2x Black primer

Krylon Satin clear coat

New Century Version Bible

Picture hanger small

3/32 drill bit

Woodpile Fun! 8mm mini screws at Hobby Lobby

Sawtooth Hangers Large with screws

Sawtooth Hangers Small with Screws

Cowboy and Son Silhouettes

*See note below

I had a suggestion to make a certain project for a Pinterest challenge, so I am trying that!!! The suggestion was to use a cowboy and son silhouette and make something.

*Wally was very ball crazy during the making of this video so I counted the times he brought me the ball to throw for him. You may want to skip the video from minute 2:00 to 2:39 while I am scrolling and throwing the ball. 🙂

1 Peter 5:3  (NCV) Do not be like a ruler over people you are responsible for, but be good examples to them.

Fibonacci Gauge

A friend suggested I check out a Fibonacci Gauge, which maintains the golden ratio when adjusted. So I looked into it and found a bunch of information about the golden ratio which is also called the number phi. I also found a video by Steve Ramsey where he makes one! So I downloaded his pattern and made one or two, too!

I learned a lot about it and have put a link to a very informative website about phi and a link to Steve Ramsey’s video and website too.

Fibonacci website: The Golden Number Website by Gary Meisner:

Steve Ramsey’s Video

Steve Ramsey’s Website with the template

OPP April 2019

In this month’s episode I am sharing projects from:

Carolyn Haught: Son’s Lighthouse from a Cherry Tree Pattern

Ron Sweat: Shalom Puzzle and Seahorse Intarsia
Shalom Puzzle found in 2006 Scroll Saw Magazine, designed by Judy Peterson. Scripture on the Seahorse, Genesis 1:21-22 (ncv) So God created the large sea animals and every living thing that moves in the sea. The sea is filled with these living things, with each one producing more of its own kind. He also made every bird that flies, and each bird produced more of its own kind. God saw that this was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Have many young ones so that you may grow in number. Fill the water of the seas, and let the birds grow in number on the earth.”

Denise Eggleston: Maryland Crab

Phill Gavin: Intarsia Duck from a Kathy Wise Pattern
His Etsy Store

Jamie Page: Scroll Saw Art of Bobby Duke
JP Woodwork Youtube, Bobby Duke Video

Tim Bernico: Praying Hands Intarsia from a Judy Gale Roberts Pattern

Owen Morse: Bed Frame

Kurt Tuttle: Routered Frog from a Kathy Wise Pattern.

Ron Borman: Necklace Tree
Ron is a missionary in Ecuador. Check out his website to see what he does. Borman Broadcast

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 have something you’ve made shared on a future episode of OPP then send me a picture, tell me where you’re from, and tell me a little about the project. Just put OPP in the subject line! You can contact me through email, facebook, Youtube, or anywhere.

Easter Cross, a Pinterest Challenge Project

Easter is this Sunday so when I found this awesome cross on Pinterest I thought it would be perfect for an Easter project! And since I found it on Pinterest that also makes it a Pinterest Challenge project!

I was really excyted to get into the shop because I have been sick with a bad chest cold for the last two weeks. We are also reorganizing some areas of the shop and I needed to move my unorganized pile of scrap wood. So since I was finally feeling better and I found this cross project, I was super eager to reorganize my scraps and use some of them for this project! Win all around!

So in this video I make a cross from all sorts of wood, designing it from the Pinterest post I found. Also, Wally and Gibbs had birthdays this week, they are 2 already!

Happy Easter! He has Risen!!!

1 Corinthians 1:18 (ncv) The teaching about the cross is foolishness to those who are being lost, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Pinterest post of cross

Proportional cross diagram

Test River Table, What I Learned About Resin Epoxy and Questions I Still Have

I have a large slab of Elm and folks have suggested that I make a river table with it. So I thought before I jump into that huge project I should practice first. Before I practiced I watched a whole bunch of videos then I got started. Apparently, I didn’t watch the right videos because after having a bad result and having a lot of questions, I searched again and finally found some videos that answered a few of my questions. So I am making this video to answer some of the questions I had so others can start off on a better foot. However, I still have some questions and need to practice a lot to achieve a resin project without microbubbles and with a snazzy finish!

Here are some lessons I learned:

Make sure to follow the directions for your specific resin.

  1. Tape the bottom surface then tape the outside of the frame.
  2. Use toggle clamps to hold the wood down.
  3. Use measuring cups for mixing or weigh if directions say to.
  4. Make sure the resin is 70 degrees or warmer and maybe your room too.
  5. Follow the directions on your resin for thickness of pour, setting times, and second pour adhesion ability.
  6. If you have bark on your live edge put resin on that first and let set up before moving on to keep little bark dust flakes from floating around in the resin.
  7. You may not need expensive dyes, but water based things are not good to use (they make the acrylic either not set up or set up slowly). Make sure you mix whatever you use thoroughly. Peter Brown has some great videos about this.
  8. Use a torch or heat gun or breathe on it.
  9. Polishing….No advice at this time. I have lots of learning to do on this yet.

Check out some videos by Peter Brown. He has used resin epoxy all different ways, it is very interesting! 

Pinterest Challenge: Wood Burning and Painting a Birch Tree

I love Pinterest. It is a sticky note gallery of pictures, sayings, and ideas that you can save into your own folders on your Pinterest page. When I browse through Pinterest I get all motivated to make something! I noticed they now have an area where you can post your project if you have tried to make it. So, to me, this is a challenge to make stuff!!! And since I am attempting to make stuff I might as well video it! So this is the first video where I attempt to create a project from Pinterest. It is a wood burned and painted picture of birch and cedar-ish trees.

If you have a Pinterest project you’d like me to make then let me know!




Psalm 1:1-3 (NCV) Happy are those who don’t listen to the wicked, who don’t go where sinners go, who don’t do what evil people do. They love the LORD’s teachings, and they think about those teachings day and night. They are strong, like a tree planted by a river. The tree produces fruit in season, and its leaves don’t die. Everything they do will succeed.

Here are some links to things I mentioned or used in the video. Some of these are affiliate links 🙂

Cy’s Corner Pinterest Page

NCV Bible

Wood Burner

Colwood Wood Burner

Acrylic Paints

Arteza detail brush set

Clear Satin Polyurethane

Sanding Stick Set

OPP March 2019

This month’s episode of OPP, Other People’s Projects, include projects by:

Lydia Chooser: Car Bed

Terry Krauter: Shut the Box game. Plan by Steve Ramsey and Router Pantograph by Mattias Wandel. Terry’s Website

Phill Gavin: Intarsia Cross, pattern by Kathy Wise.

Kurt Tuttle:  Broken of Downtown sign. Psalm 122:1 (NIV) I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”

Tim Bernico: Rottweiler Intarsia.

Claudio Nestor Rodriguez: Mobile with Sealife. Claudio’s Channel 

Max Reid: Intarsia Indian and Clock.

Farhad Rhamani:  Stage Coach, Elk, Eagle.

If you have a project you would like me to share on OPP, send me an email!


Makers Rock Album Art Collaboration 2019

I am part of the Makers Rock Album Art Collaboration this year! We are all choosing an album and remaking the cover! I have chosen the album Simple, Not Easy by My Torn Genes. This is my son’s band!!!  🙂

I am making the album cover out of wood, making some parts intarsia, using the wood burner, and routering other parts. The woods I used are pine, padauk, walnut, holly, and poplar. I also used acrylic paints, walnut danish oil, and Bartley Gel Stain Clear Coat.

Here is a link to the playlist of everyone’s video in the collab. Makers Rock 2019

Psalm 25:16-18 (ncv) Turn to me and have mercy on me, because I am lonely and hurting. My troubles have grown larger; free me from my problems. Look at my suffering and troubles, and take away all my sins.

My Torn Genes