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

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

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

Intarsia of Faithful and True’s Horse

I have an intarsia pattern by Judy Gale Roberts, link to the pattern is below, that I have been wanting to make. I had one board of Aspen and it was enough for the pattern. I did end up making the nostril and eyeball with ebony and the ear with Myrtlewood though. I did a few new things on this project. I used a Dremel to make some hair marks in the mane and smaller hairs around the horses head. And I also prefinished the pieces before gluing everything together. I really like the looks of the wood after applying the finish this way. I will do it that way again.

I found this great verse to go on the back: Revelation 19:11 (NCV) Then I saw heaven opened, and there before me was a white horse. The rider on the horse is called Faithful and True, and he is right when he judges and makes war.

So I am calling this piece Faithful and True’s Horse. 🙂

Here are links to most things that I used in the video. 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 else!

Protect Life Masks

Get 30% off with the code: PROLIFE30

Here is a link to the mask I am wearing

Rapid Resizer

3M 77 Super Multipurpose Adhesive Spray

Titebond Original Wood Glue

Olson Scroll Saw Blades

Flying Dutchman Spiral Blades

Pegas Modified Geometry Pinless Scroll Saw Blades Variety Intro Pack

100, 150, 220 grit sandpapers

Carbon paper

Peel and Stick Walmart

Peel and Stick Amazon

Pattern by Judy Gale Roberts

Dremel 200

Cut off disk for Dremel


Krylon Triple Thick clear at Walmart

Hegner Multimax 22V Variable Speed Scroll Saw

Wood burner

Transfer technique Videos:                                                                                              Transferring letters to wood                                                                                                                How did you put that on there? The transfer techniques I use

New Century Version Bible


Intarsia Tip- When you’ve forgotten to add the hanger.

I like to add the hanger to the back of my intarsia piece before I glue it to the backer board, but sometimes I forget. It is difficult to hammer those little nails into the backer while trying to protect your intarsia. I have split pieces of my intarsia and have knocked some loose while hammering in those little nails that come with the hangers. I discovered using little screws instead of the nails works very well. The only problem is the little screws are too big to fit into the predrilled holes of the saw toothed hangers. But, if you use a 3/32 drill bit you can enlarge the holes just enough to allow the screws to fit. So if you forget to add your hanger before you glue then try this!

3/32 drill bit

Picture hanger small

Woodpile Fun! 8mm mini screws at Hobby Lobby


Vinyl Stencil, Painted Inspirational Sign

My friend has an awesome saying and she asked if I could make it into a small sign. This video is how I went about making the sign.

The first attempt I messed it up so I tried it again. I used my silhouette machine and cut the saying out on some vinyl. I removed the letters using a dental explorer, used a piece of Peel and Stick to transfer the remaining vinyl to my piece of board, then painted it with white acrylic paint. I painted it three times, blotting just a small amount of paint on the project each time and waiting for it to dry between coats. This made all the difference in the world for bleeding under the vinyl! Thank you to everyone who gave me that bit of advice! Then when the final coat was dry I peeled off the vinyl. I added a verse to the back and since this is for my very good friend I chose Philippians 1:3 (NCV) which says, “ I thank my God every time I remember you…” (I will leave a link to a video showing how I do this transfer technique.)

When I prepared the back I messed up some of the paint on the front. So I had to go back with a small brush and touch up those areas. Lastly, I added some boards around the perimeter so that it looks like a small box.

Links for two transfer videos: Transferring letters to wood and How did you put that on there? The transfer techniques I use

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!

Acrylic paint

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

Arteza-Detail Paint Brush (Set of 15) 

Vinyl Tool kit

Sea sponges (pack of 12)