Play Pal Cars – Part 2

August 22, 2019 - After finally posting in May about the Play Pal Cars I made at Christmas time, I was motivated to finish up the four pine sets that I had started and abandoned when I switched from pine to hardwood. I already had all four sets traced, the windows & axel holes drilled, … Continue reading Play Pal Cars – Part 2


Shall we play a game?

July 6, 2019 - Why, yes, the title is a reference to the movie War Games. I love that you caught that! Husband came home one evening talking about a game called Quoridor. After it came up a couple more times in group conversations, I decided to look it up. It looks like an interesting … Continue reading Shall we play a game?

Church Lobby Project #6 – Name Tag Station

June 6, 2019 - Master Builder contacted me to source out a very small part of a project he and Interior Designer were doing. They came across a sheet of metal that inspired an artistic sculpture, which will also doubled as a place for regulars to pick up our name tag on Sunday mornings. My … Continue reading Church Lobby Project #6 – Name Tag Station

Life is Just a Chair Full of Bowlies… and 2018 Christmas Ornaments

April 4, 2019 - Remember this Mary Engelbreit greeting card from 80's? I have no idea what it means, but I recently found myself with a chair full of bowlies. Here's how it happened. After making my first Single Board Bowl using Steve Good's design, I realized I could make custom bowl designs. The most … Continue reading Life is Just a Chair Full of Bowlies… and 2018 Christmas Ornaments

Psalm 23 – The Lord is my Shepherd

February 21, 2019 - I've been in a small bible study with a group of women for almost 14 years. These women are such a blessing. This year, we are studying Psalms 23 using a study book from You know how it goes, "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want." Psalms 23 … Continue reading Psalm 23 – The Lord is my Shepherd

Hittin the Books – Exercise 15

November 21, 2018 - Exercise 15 from Scroll Saw Workbook by John A. Nelson Objective: To Practice relief cutting by making a collapsible basket Materials needed: 3/4" x 8.5" x 12.5" hard wood #5 skip tooth blade 1/8" drill bit The design for this collapsible basket has a decorative scene with two deer grazing as an arch … Continue reading Hittin the Books – Exercise 15

Hitting the books – Exercise 14 Relief Cutting

Oct 25, 12 , 2018 - After our Baltic's trip, I was excited to jump ahead to Lesson 17 in the workbook to start learning inlay. And not just Normal 1/4" thick inlay, but I want to do a crazy 3/4" thick inlay. This means stack cutting 1.5". There were a couple of lessons learned … Continue reading Hitting the books – Exercise 14 Relief Cutting