OPP January 2019

Welcome to the first OPP episode of 2019!!! Today I am sharing projects from the following folks:

John Frankson: His first intarsia project, Intarsia Dragon

Claudio Nestor Rodriguez: Argentina Cartoon Character called HIJITUS. Claudio’s YouTube Channel

Farhad Rahmani: He started working with the scroll saw only 4 months ago. Eagle and Persian Poem by Rumi  

Phill Gavin:  Christmas Earrings

Jolien Brebels: Wooden Creations YouTube Channel

Volkswagen Beetle     Dump Truck     Ford Escort

Joseph Arnaez: Bear, Wand, Dove/Holy Spirit, Marathon Medal, and Maui/Maori Tribe Fishing Hook

Ron Gallata: Intarsia Elephant and Intarsia Cats

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. You can contact me through email, facebook, Youtube, or anywhere.

Have fun!!!


Walking Wally and Gibbs in Depoe Bay, Oregon

We spent a week on the coast recently and the weather was stormy and the tides were high. I met some folks who told me about an area in Depoe Bay where the water spouts up during high tides. So funny I hadn’t seen this before. Anyway, I was super excited to check it out. So, I grabbed the puppies and we headed up to Depoe Bay to take a look. Sure enough the water was spouting away! It was an amazing sight to see. This video is about our little Depoe Bay adventure.

There is a little sign I saw posted near the spouting water. Here is what it says:

Spouting Horn

The eroding of weaker minerals or the presence of lava tubes within the coastal rock formation allow the pulse of the sea to be released and thrown skyward in a release of energy. These spectacular displays vary with the power of the waves.

The Christmas Story Intarsia

While making this intarsia of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus I tell you the story of Jesus’ birth, the Christmas Story!!!

Here it is for you to follow along if you’d like:

Matthew 1:18-23 New Century Version (NCV)

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. His mother Mary was engaged to marry Joseph, but before they married, she learned she was pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit. Because Mary’s husband, Joseph, was a good man, he did not want to disgrace her in public, so he planned to divorce her secretly.

While Joseph thought about these things, an angel of the Lord came to him in a dream. The angel said, “Joseph, descendant of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the baby in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

All this happened to bring about what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be pregnant. She will have a son, and they will name him Immanuel,” which means “God is with us.”

Luke 2:1-20 New Century Version (NCV)

At that time, Augustus Caesar sent an order that all people in the countries under Roman rule must list their names in a register. This was the first registration; it was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to their own towns to be registered.

So Joseph left Nazareth, a town in Galilee, and went to the town of Bethlehem in Judea, known as the town of David. Joseph went there because he was from the family of David. Joseph registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was now pregnant. While they were in Bethlehem, the time came for Mary to have the baby, and she gave birth to her first son. Because there were no rooms left in the inn, she wrapped the baby with pieces of cloth and laid him in a feeding trough.

That night, some shepherds were in the fields nearby watching their sheep. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them. The glory of the Lord was shining around them, and they became very frightened. The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I am bringing you good news that will be a great joy to all the people. Today your Savior was born in the town of David. He is Christ, the Lord. This is how you will know him: You will find a baby wrapped in pieces of cloth and lying in a feeding box.”

Then a very large group of angels from heaven joined the first angel, praising God and saying: “Give glory to God in heaven, and on earth let there be peace among the people who please God.”

When the angels left them and went back to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem. Let’s see this thing that has happened which the Lord has told us about.”

So the shepherds went quickly and found Mary and Joseph and the baby, who was lying in a feeding trough. When they had seen him, they told what the angels had said about this child. Everyone was amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured these things and continued to think about them. Then the shepherds went back to their sheep, praising God and thanking him for everything they had seen and heard. It had been just as the angel had told them.

What an amazing story and undeserved gift we have in Jesus. Merry Christmas everyone 🙂

Looney Tunes Ornament Tree

We decorated our Christmas tree and I had these little tiny Looney Tune ornaments left over. Instead of hanging them on the tree, which is full of decorations already, I thought it would be neat to hang them on their own tree. So I cut out a tree shape with a piece of hardboard and put the ornaments on their very own tree!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

OPP December 2018

On today’s episode of OPP, Other People’s Projects, we have projects from:

Claudio Nestor Rodriguez: Pencil Intarsia . His YouTube Channel

Hămįd Məđđāh: Cars and trucks. His Facebook page

Steve Baker: Intarsia Eagle. He owns Cross Timbers Wood Crafts 

Chris Smith: Bobba Fet Intarsia/Segmentation. He owns the Woodgineer Blog, Video

Dennis DuPerron: Intarsia Rose. His social media: Woodden


You Tube


Andrew T. Newton: Jude Sign for memorial garden. Genesis 1:12 on the back,  “The earth produced vegetation: the various kinds of seed-bearing plants and the fruit trees with seed inside, each corresponding to its own species. God saw that it was good.”

Ron Gallata: Intarsia whale and dog

Ron Sweat: Intarsia Eagle, bird house, and butterfly house. eagle and houses. Isaiah 40:31 on the back of the eagle, “But the people who trust the Lord will become strong again. They will rise up as an eagle in the sky; they will run and not need rest;  they will walk and not become tired.”

James Beaton: Intarsia dog.

Thanks for sharing your projects everyone!!!

If you would like to have a project shown on OPP please send me a picture and any information you would like me to share about the project. Email and Facebook are easy ways to send your projects to me!



Christmas Stockings

I thought it would be super cool to make Christmas stockings out of wood! So I gathered a bunch of wood and printed off a stocking shape and went to town!

Here are the verses I put on the back of each stocking. I chose verses that talk about gift that God gives us since that is what Christmas is all about. His gift to us! If you are wondering how to receive his gift see the verses below or send me an email and I can help. undeniablycy@gmail.com

On Gibby’s: 2 Corinthians 9:15 (NCV) Thanks be to God for his gift that is too wonderful for words.

On Wally’s: Ephesians 2:8 (NCV) I mean that you have been saved by grace through believing. You did not save yourselves; it was a gift from God.

On mine: John 5:39-40 (NCV) You carefully study the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. They do in fact tell about me, but you refuse to come to me to have that life.

On Husbands: Romans 6:23 (NCV) The payment for sin is death. But God gives us the free gift of life forever in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Making Barn Type Sliding Doors for the Workstation

I’ve been wanting to make some sliding barn type doors for quite awhile. I’ve never had a place to put them until now! I decided it may be pretty cool to have them on my large workstation. I still need to figure out what I am going to do with the areas it doesn’t cover, but that’s for another time. But for now, on to those barn type sliding doors!

Music: Comic juggernaut by Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech

Woodsmith #237 June 2018 issue

Routered Faith Sign

I had a slab of juniper that I decided to make a sign out of. I put ‘faith makes things possible, not easy’ on the sign and tried using fire to burn it! I think the fire adds a nice soft caramely touch. I was going to trim up the slab around the words but Husband suggested I add something to it. So I found a picture of Jesus holding a cross and added that to the sign.

1 Peter 2:21 New Century Version (NCV) This is what you were called to do, because Christ suffered for you and gave you an example to follow. So you should do as he did.

Picture of Jesus: purchased at Dreamstime