This is one of my newest designs, based on Acoma and Mimbres turtle pottery patterns. At some point I will be using my woodburner to put it on a gourd. Here is a mockup I did in Photoshop to make it look like a sandstone petraglyph: For my Etsy shop I also created a vector … [Read more…]
With my previous design I was sure of what I wanted through each stage of sketching and burning. With this design I wasn’t so sure. I liked the idea of a woven pattern, but wasn’t completely sure how I wanted to execute it. I started by cutting the gourd into a bowl using a coping … [Read more…]
My daughter just turned 3 and her favorite character at the moment is Perry the Platypus. A little plush Perry from the Disney store gets carried wherever we go, so we decided Perry would be our birthday theme this year. With a little help from Pinterest we set out to make a Perry the Platypus … [Read more…]
I’ve seen similar images in the past, but hadn’t seen the artist in action. I’m actually motivated to buy the tutorial DVD.
I made this ulu knife about 10 years ago and it still gets used pretty often. It is solidly built and works great. Today I was looking through some old photos and found this sequence. I though it would be nice to share.
I found this combo at Walmart. The turtle wasn’t designed for the frame, but Cami loves turtles so I felt like it fit.
Cami has vinyl lettering on the wall by the kitchen door. She talked about replacing it with something else, like maybe a rack for hanging keys. A while back I had come up with a sketch she liked. While she was gone on her trip to Phoenix over the weekend I came up with my … [Read more…]
Scroll saws are great for making Christmas presents, especially when funds are at a bare minimum—assuming you already have a scroll saw. If you don’t, the The DeWalt DW788 20-Inch Scroll Saw is a great machine. It’s well made and easy to use, which can’t be said for the majority of scroll saws manufactured these … [Read more…]