Oregon Sign

I saw a sign similar to this when I was watching Make a Wood Sign when Eric was sharing pictures of what other folks have made. So I put this together!!!

This sign making thing, man am I hooked. I did start a little intarsia though, so I am dabbling in both!!!

Isaiah 52:7 (NCV) How beautiful is the person who comes over the mountains to bring good news, who announces peace and brings good news, who announces salvation and says to Jerusalem, “Your God is King.”

Music: The Mighty Kingdom by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license                                                                                                                         Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Make a Wood Sign


OPP April 17, 2018

In today’s video I am sharing projects from Phill Gavin, Don Ogle, Sergio Marsala, LaRoy Severson, Charles Wehrheim, Paul Williams, and Teresa Gomoke.

Thanks, everyone, for sharing what you have all created!!!

Check out these scroll saw patterns by Fiona Kingdon 

If you have a project you would like to be shown on OPP please send me an email, Facebook message, or anyway you find to contact me! I look forward to seeing and sharing what you’ve made!!!


Three Signs, and a 4th

I was asked to review a few products from Arteza so I thought I would make some welcome signs and use the products when I make the signs! One of the products is self adhesive vinyl. I have a Cricut vinyl cutter machine and I have been wanting to make some signs using vinyl lettering. I have boring black vinyl in a roll, so this was awesome to get 42 12×12 sheets of all different colors from Arteza! So I used the vinyl from Arteza and cut the letters myself so that all the signs would be the same font. I also make a 4th sign using the Cricut just to see how it would look! The other signs were made from routering and scrolling. I used the paint brushes from Arteza to touch up areas where the black paint got sanded off, and I also used the brushes to clean off the overflow of glue. The brushes worked great for the touch up painting but were a bit too small to clean the glue up quickly. I finished everything off with walnut danish oil and I like them!

Here is a link for Arteza.

Here are links for the vinyl and brushes I used:

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

Arteza-Detail Paint Brush (Set of 15)

Here are the verses, one on the back of each sign 🙂 :

Hebrews 13:2 NCV Remember to welcome strangers, because some who have done this have welcomed angels without knowing it.

Rom 12:3 NCV Share with God’s people who need help. Bring strangers in need into your homes.

1 Peter 4:9 ESV Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.

Romans 15:7 ESV Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.


OPP, April 4, 2018

Hello!!! I have been sick and am finally feeling better! Hurray!!! Today I am sharing projects from:

Kurt Tuttle

Andi Cacciatore

Angel Starr

Phill Gavin

John Conklin

Charles Wehrheim

Terry Krauter

Paul Williams

Greg Aksdal

Lori Scott

Marty Lien- Martys Ramblings

Claudio Nestor Rodriguez

Thank you everyone for sending your projects!!!

If you have a project you would like to share on OPP please send me pictures and information through email, facebook, or instagram. Thanks for watching, see you next time!!!


Making a Shower Bench

We wanted a little bench in our shower in our place in Prineville. We thought we could use the left over tiles and make one ourselves!!!  Husband built a box and covered it with concrete board. Then I used left over tiles not only from the house in Prineville but also from the house in Newport and covered the shower bench. I grouted everything, put a sealer on it, and then it was ready to go into the shower. Husband was able to move it even though it was really heavy, and now the shower has a shower bench for when we get really old. 🙂


Routered Navy Sign

I found a picture that I thought would look really cool as a routered sign. I had some friends in mind, a husband and wife who were both in the Navy, and I was making this for them. This is the biggest and most colorful sign I have made so far. I used the profile bit, the SC-50 bit for the little inset words, a round nose bit, and a flat ended bit to change something I wasn’t liking. I used acrylic paint for the colors and black primer. I had a lot of fun making this sign!

Learn how to make signs: Dave Rhoten

Supplies for making signs: Make a Wood Sign

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