I recently made some sailing trophies for a sailing club in Florida. They also want a perpetual sailing trophy for an upcoming regatta they call the Halloween Howler. Could I design something based on their regatta logo?
This is what I came up with. Read More......
I've never been a fan of mixing natural timber intarsia and paint. I always though the paint distracted from the natural timber colours. Best avoided.
Until now. Pat recently sent me his version of my Backyard Contemplation project.
Pat wrote, "I thought I would send you my version of the old man on the dunny. Stuck a bit of art and humour in there. The grandkids like it.!!!!" Read More......
Danny from Ohio has just sent me some photos of his work including his version of Elvis.
Having done my own Elvis intarsia pattern it was a delight to see his take on this rock-n-roll icon.
Just look at those side burns!
In my other life I make trophies. Mainly sailing trophies. But occasionally I get to make pretty fancy striped power boats.
My insurance company recently asked for some photos of my modest empire.
They'll give you a bit of an idea of where I work hidden away in the
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Julie-Anne runs a local business making cakes for special occasions. It seems to be quite successful and keeping her busy.
A recent request was for a 80th birthday cake for a sailor. She had tried to make an anchor from icing sugar but it kept collapsing. So she contacted me for a wooden one.
This gave me an idea. Read More......
I've always liked this spotty fish pattern even if it hasn't been a great seller.
But, when recently, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority approached me for a trophy to give to the local school that had done the most to protect our reef I decided to resurrect this design. Read More......
Chris sounds as if he's on a steep learning curve with his scroll saw.
Got the computer for my 60th and the scroll saw for my 61st (Oct). Can't manage either but think the computer might be easier. Keep breaking blades and can't cut a straight line, practice, practice, practice. Have ordered a few books from library so that will help.
Your work is fantastic.
I suspect he's using the wrong blades. These are the blades I've tried. Read More......
I've just received this question from Ron who's working on the dolphin bookends.
I have just cut out the Dolphin book ends, and can you or any of your colleagues tell me how other than wrapping sandpaper around my finger to try and get the dolphins to look rounded.
Good question, Ron. This is how I do it.