Routered Believe Sign

I had another printing of the Believe sign I had made earlier, this time I made it bigger and had glued it to a board all ready for the scroll saw. Then, since I have learned this router technique for making signs, I thought it would be cool to try and router this sign instead. I also use the SC-50 router bit for the first time to inset the lettering for the verse. I need to practice a bunch more but I sure am enjoying making signs!!!

Acts 16:31 Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.



New Cy’s Corner Sign!!!

We had some cut offs from the Red Alder table we made so I thought it would be cool to make a new Cy’s Corner sign. So I transferred my logo to the wood and then routered around everything with the profile bit. Then I removed the bulk with a straight bit and painted the house, sun, and background. I put a verse on the back, and I need to put this verse on a plaque in my shop because it is really a goal to work the best I can on projects. I sanded it all up and sprayed everything with a glossy clear acrylic.

Colossians 3:23 (NCV)  In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for people.

OPP and Stickers, February 6, 2018


Hello!!! I am sharing projects from Don Ogle, Gary Deans, Jorg, Kurt Tuttle, Lori Scott, Owen Morse, Terry Krauter, and Mike Turner. I also add some more stickers to the sticker map! Wood Turning with Paul Lockwood, Artisan Pirate, DanEngeWood sent me a replacement sticker, and Jack Bench Woodworking with Charlie Kocourek! I enjoy seeing and sharing others’ projects, if you would like me to share one of yours send me an email or message through the socials. I would also love to sticker swap, please send a sticker and I will send one of mine back to you! 

I provided links to those who have links to their socials, they can be found in the description box of the OPP YouTube video. Just click on the button that says to watch on YouTube 🙂


I made this project from a Spectrum Glass pattern. Here is the link to their free feather pattern. Feathers Pattern by Spectrum Glass 

I was planning on making an intarsia but the pieces don’t really touch a whole lot so it is just pieces and not really an intarsia. I added an awesome and curious verse, it is Psalm 91:4 He will cover you with his feathers. I love to think about being covered by God’s feathers. I really hope we get feathers too one day! This project was really quick and it turned out way better than I expected.

Red Alder Table

We spent a week in Prineville with the goals of setting up the shop, making a dining room table, and making a bookshelf for the office. We did get a few shop things set up but we spent more time working in the shop than on the shop. It was really great! We were able to make the table and the shelves too. I imagine setting up the shop is going to be a long and continually changing process anyway. 🙂

Sticker Map Relocation

I moved the sticker map to the retirement shop since that shop is all done and ready for us. Husband just has to retire now! This is the third time I have moved the map and this is where it will be from now on. (Louisiana, Oregon Coast, and now Central Oregon) A few stickers have gotten damaged during the moves and it seems I have lost some too. I hope to get stickers from those folks again! I am super happy to have the sticker map up with all of the strings pointing to where the sticker (and their people) come from. I attempted to organize the strings by color according to the color wheel. I was lacking some green-yellow and green-blue string so I had to make due with browns and blacks. I used some white too. I wanted each state to have its own color but its hard to find that many colors of string! 😊 I think it looks really cool and I am stoked about adding more stickers to it! Please send stickers and I will send you one of mine!
As of today’s date you can send stickers to:
Cy’s Corner PO Box 2173 Newport, Oregon 97365
If it is six months or so after January 2018 check on the about section of my YouTube channel for the most up to date address. Or send me an email for the correct address 🙂

Other People’s Projects and an Update

I have gotten a lot of pictures of other people’s projects and so this year I am going to start sharing them! I have only gotten one so far in 2018 but I am looking forward to getting more and showing everyone! So this video is the first of a new series. I need to work on the name, all I have so far is OPP, for Other People’s Projects. 🙂

Door Control Cover

My dog, Wally, likes to sit on my lap while I am a passenger in the truck. He moves around a lot and he steps on the switches on the door causing the window to come down or the doors to lock and unlock. This video is about finding a solution to this while still allowing Wally to sit in the front with me. We had taken a mini vacation week over in Prineville (future retirement shop and house) and Wally stepped on the switches a bunch of times during the drive over. So while in Prineville I popped out the door switch and used it as a template to make a cover to fit over the top! I had taken my trim router with me (in case I wanted to make a sign while over there) and my bandsaw is already there so I used them to make a cover. Then I tried it out and it worked!!! Yay!

P.S. Gibbs like to sleep on his pillow during the drive so he never steps on the switches!

Dave’s Signs Technique


A friend told me about Dave Rhoten and thought I would enjoy his technique for sign making. Dave, Eric, and Vicki of Dave’s Signs have a YouTube channel, a web page called Dave’s Signs, and another page called Make a Wood Sign. Click on them to check them out. You can order all the stuff you need to start making signs! In this video I make a Hallelujah sign! This is my second sign and I need a lot more practice, but I am really enjoying the process!!!
Revelation 19:6 (NIV) Hallelujah!  For our Lord God Almighty reigns.

Reindeer Intarsia

I started this project last year but didn’t finish it before Christmas. So I held onto the video footage and put the video together for this year! In this video I make a reindeer from a pattern by Judy Gale Roberts. I used Peroba Rosa, verawood, black walnut, red heart, and one lighter shade of wood that I don’t remember. I noticed that the green of the vera has turned brown since last year, bummer. I also used some dowels for part of the reigns on the head. I jump back and forth from last year to this year in the video. Have a Merry Christmas everyone.

Psalm 18:33  (NCV)  He makes me like a deer that does not stumble;  he helps me stand on the steep mountains.