Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Gatlinburg Aftermath

The 2016 Great Smoky Mountains wildfires are a complex of wildfires which began in late November 2016. Some of the towns most impacted are Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, both near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The fires have claimed at least 14 lives, injured 134, and are one the largest natural disasters in the history of Tennessee. As of December 12, the fires had burned more than 10,000 acres (15 square miles) inside the national park, and 6,000 acres in other parts of the area. At least 14,000 area residents and tourists were forced to evacuate, while over 2000 buildings were damaged and/or destroyed. One of the largest wildfires is the Chimney Tops 2 Fire, which has burned more than 10,000 acres, and closed the Chimney Tops Trail

I am Turning a bowl from a tree burnt in the Gatlinburg fires. My hopes are to give it back to the town to preserve beauty from tragedy
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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Scrollsaw Portrait for a Friend

Kevin Miller, a friend of mine and the woodworking community asked if I would do a special project for him, for his Wife. Sherri lost her Grandmother last year and Kevin wanted to memorialize a portrait of the two as a special Gift. I was honored to do so, and Hope you enjoy the process and results . I added some tips along the way, and I hope i did Her justice Sherri , God Bless

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Scrollsaw Art Stand made with the Scrollsaw

A Scrap wood project, I needed a Stand to hold my Birkey Inspired Cheetah. I couldn't do a wall hanger, so I came up with this design, and cut it out on the Scrollsaw . Hope you Enjoy