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Monday, September 28, 2009

Starting New Project

Most of my recent projects just different versions of past projects. While I enjoy all my woodworking, even when I'm doing the same thing as before, I want to start something new. The project I've decided to start is going to be a lengthy one. So, there won't be anynew postings for a while unless I get a custom order or I decide to post any in progress photos. I'm not sure I'll do that this time as I haven't gotten any comments or feedback in the past on in progress posts. So, as a teaser, the project I'm starting tomorrow is called the Armor Horse and the plan photo can be seen at . I'm estimating that if nothing goes wrong, this will take around two weeks. I hope the finished project will be worth the wait.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Rocking Iron Horse

Christmas is going to be here before we know it. Since I know my Rocking Iron Horse is popular with the kids, I thought it was time to build another one. This is made out of solid wood. All pieces are glued and then either nailed or screwed together. The colors are created with stain. There is no paint on it. I have found out from others that kids like to store their toys in the little compartments found under the seat and in the tender box area. As the child gets older and doesn't want to rock any more, the train can be removed from the rockers and placed flat on the floor so a few more years of play can be enjoyed from it.
If any of you are interested in buying this one, just email me at . It will have to be picked up locally in Vicksburg, Mississippi. This is too big and heavy to ship.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Custom Display Rifle

My Dad visited from Georgia this week. He is part of an organization call Single Action Shooting Society. More information can be found about their events at . Anyway, he had an idea to rework the design on one of the rifle I do for a friend of his in S.A.S.S. So here is the result of that idea. The rifle is made of cottonwood. The background is ebony stained. The wall rack for the rifle is made of mahogany with the friend's S.A.S.S. number cut into it. If you click on the photo for a larger image, you may notice the cowboy at the cross towards the end of the stock. This I was told is a group within their organization called the Prayer Posse. I hope Mean Matt enjoys his display rifle.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New Twist

I made a few twists to my latest motorcycle. The rocker is stained honey pine. I changed the wheel design to four holes instead of eight. I think that opened them up more for a sleaker look. I used china red stain for the body parts. I used pearl gray stain for the frame pieces. The biggest change though is the tailpipes, rims, and various other parts though. I normally use nothing but stain. I decided to use silver paint on some parts this time.
If anyone would like to purchase this rocker, contact me. They sell for two hundred and fifty dollars. I'm sorry, but I do not ship these, so it will have to be picked up if you aren't close enough for me to deliver it. They are just too big and heavy to ship. It is fifty inches long. I do deliver to nearby towns for a small delivery fee.
Don't forget to click on the comment link below this post and let me know what everyone thinks of the new changes.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Home Sweet Home Curio Shelf

This is the first of three curio shelves. This is the Home Sweet Home Curio Shelf. You fellow scrollers can buy the plans at . It is fifteen inches tall and about sixteen inches wide. It is made of cottonwood. All three of the shelves came with plans that didn't really allow a good way to hang them. So, right under the top shelf of each of them, I added a three quarter square strip with keyhole slots for easy hanging. Any of these would make a wonderful addition to any home.
Anyone wishing to purchase one can just contact me. They sell for thirty five dollars each. These three are already leaving the shop tomorrow, so if you need one, contact me ahead of time so I can cut another of whichever one you want. I can be contacted at .

Wildlife Curio Shelf

This one is called the Wildlife Curio Shelf. It is made of cottonwood. It is fourteen inches tall and about fifteen inches wide. It is fairly easy to cut. Just stack cut the sides and shelves. Fellow scrollers can buy the plans at .

Angel Curio Shelf

This is an angel curio shelf. It is fifteen inches wide and about sixteen inches tall. It is made of cottonwood. Any of you fellow scrollers can buy the plans at . They aren't too hard to do. Just stack cut both sides and the shelves. Then assemble them with glue.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pirate Shelf

I got caught off guard today. I had an order from my Etsy site at for one of my Pirate Shelves. The problem with that was that my last one left my shop a couple months back, but I forgot to take it off the website. So, I cut one out today. Because of the rush on it, I wasn't able to make it like I normally do. Normally I cut this from cottonwood and stain it dark walnut. If I'd done that today though and sealed it up in a box to ship out first thing in the morning, the stain smell would probably have knocked the customer down when they opened the box. So, instead I cut this one out of mahogany. I think the customer will be very happy with that. They'll get it made of an exotic wood for the same price. I take care of my customers though.

Rocking Roarer

I've done some more playing with tinted stain. It was time for me to do another motorcycle and I wanted to do one with more typical colors for certain body parts. So, Home Depot mixed up this blue stain. My wife even likes this one better than the ones I've done in the past.
If any of you have never seen my motorcycles before, they are fifty inches long and twenty-nine inches tall. They are made of solid wood. All the colors are stain. I never use paint on kid's toys. All paints eventually fade, crack, or peel. The tire turn. The handle bar and front fork assembly turns. Kids love these things. If anyone would like to attempt to build one on their own, you can buy the plans at .

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Home Depot Kid's Workshop

I carried my kids down to Home Depot today. The first saturday of each month, they have a Kid's Workshop. They build something different each month. The workshop involves a kit that comes with all the wood pre-cut, so the kids aren't around any dangerous power tools. All they do is assemble the parts where the instructions say, start the nails in pre-marked holes, and put together a little project. They get to keep their aprons, where they can stick on their little pins they get each time of the projects they've done. After they've built their project, they get a snack and a certificate showing the class they completed. It's a great time for all, the kids and the parent alike.

This month, they built a little bean bag toss. Next month, it is going to be about fire safety. They will be serving hot dogs. The fire truck will be there. The kids will be building a firehouse bank. I was told by the guy running the workshop today that they do this at every Home Depot all across the country. So, find out the exact date of the workshop and your local Home Depot and carry your kids down next month. I guarantee you and your kids will have a great time.

Today was my kid's first time going. Now we have a standing date for me to carry them each month. Unless something very important comes up, I will have them there. I love the fact that they get to build little projects that they can actually use while not having to worry about them getting hurt on power tools in my shop.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Jesus Portrait

This portrait of Jesus measures 11x14. It is cut in luan plywood with a custom mahogany frame. I always cut keyhole slots in the back of my frames for easy hanging. I cut three of these each with different backgrounds. I used flat black, gloss black, and red.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Children's Angel Portrait

Here's another pattern I bought from Spittin' Image. The designer is Chris Messier. This one is framed in mahogany too. All the portraits you see on my site are for sale. If you see one you like, just email me at and we'll make payment and shipping arrangements.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Angel And Child Portrait

This cutting is framed in mahogany. It is cut from luan plywood with a board placed for the background that is painted. There are keyhole slots in the back to hang it with. For you fellow scrollers out there, the pattern can be bought at for a very reasonable price. Check them out, they have some real nice patterns.

Framed Time

This was a custom job for a customer. The magazine is from June 12, 1950. The lady said she'd looked everywhere for a frame for it, with no luck. The frame is made of mahogany. I double stepped the slots in the back. There's one slot for the glass and magazine. Then there's another slot for a board to cover it all tightly to keep the magazine from moving around and getting damaged. This job was real interesting. I looked through the magazine before putting it in the frame. Did you know you could buy a brand new Chevrolet then for $1449?