Monday, September 10, 2018 - 14:56

Prize Wheel for Wisdom Party

Here's the prize wheel in motion. Spinning wheel, got to go round.

Spinning wheel, got to go round.

Stationary prize wheel below.

Front of prize wheel.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 10:00

Cellano Box

Here's a birthday present for a music lover who especially likes violin and piano.  

The finished box is about 8 inches tall.

Maple box in the shape of a cello and piano mix.

Materials: top and bottom are 1/4 inch curly maple. Sides are 1/4 inch plywood.

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 16:00

When Seniors Photobomb (Photo Frame)

Friend Frankie Joe goes to the Pyrotechnics Guild International Convention.

In 2018 it was held in Mason City, Iowa, and the theme was Thunder and Fire.

There's an art show at the convention, and Frank commissioned two pieces to enter.

He asked for a fireworks themed photo frame to surround some photos of him, his brother, his sister, and his sister-in-law.

We called the piece, "When Seniors Photobomb."  The frame received a first-place ribbon.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 18:15

Here There Be Dragons (Room Divider)

Found a photo style room divider at a yard sale.  

Removed the photos and glass and replaced them with acrylic engraved with dragons.

Dragons engraved on acrylic for room divider.

The acrylic is 1/8 inch thick.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 16:00

Baby Blanket for Erasmus

Erasmus means "beloved." His parents will most likely call him Raz.

Understanding the impermanence of all things, the Dad-to-be requested a skull on a black background for the baby blanket.

Or, maybe, as Grandma suggested, Mom and Dad are just really into Halloween. (I don't think so.)

Anyway, the blanket is 3 feet across by 4 feet tall. The black fabric is soft and fleecy.

Monday, December 25, 2017 - 10:00

Dog Meets Horse

Here's a photograph of the day that Ellee met Chammy.

Dog and horse meet for first time.

To commemorate the meeting, I designed an ornament using Photoshop and Illustrator.

Using the laser, I cut the ornament out of 1/4-inch maple.