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    Hello everyone...I'm a trucker and a scroller, who prefer's intarsia. I scroll because it helps relieve the stresses of trucking and it allows me to find countless ways to challenge myself. I have been a woodworking hobbiest and completely self taught since the age of 12. Wood fascinates me. I have been scrolling for 4 years. I also have a wife and 3 kids. I only do my own designs and this year visited the midwest scroll saw show where I actually won first place advanced and scrollers choice award. None of this means I'm about to quit my day job, but it felt good that some people thought I was pretty good.
    feel free to view my attachment of the picture that won.
    The said it would be on the cover of the next scrollsaw workshop issue, but I won't hold my breath on that....but it's still a nice intarsia.
    Jeff Powell

  • #2
    Hi Working for wood (please add a first name in your signature for us)

    Welcome to our little corner of the net.

    We are a bunch of loons (or you could make that ducks if you read some the threads) tha love to scroll, talk about many different things, rib each other in a polite way, Oh! and did I mention we very much share a passion to scroll

    WOW! 1st place, and you only do your own designs...

    You should really, REALLY be proud of yourself, congrats.

    Do you bring your saw with you on the road?
    What kind of saw do you own?

    Your attachments unfortunately seem to have gotten detached
    Can you try again? make sure you respect the maximum size, and make sure you click the attach button after selecting them through the browse button.

    Hopefully, we will have the privilege to see a lot of your work (we do like to see other people's work, a lot)

    DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

    NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.


    • #3
      I am in Michigan, and I drive a tractor trailer but locally, and do not bring a saw with me, although I may bring some paper and pencils at times.
      I'm using a Hawk G4, which is a great saw with some serious issues...why did they ever think to switch to plastic parts ???
      Anyhow...thanks, and I'll try again with that attachment...I'll dumb the photo down...too bad about that and the quality....
      Attached Files
      Jeff Powell


      • #4


        "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
        Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


        • #5
          Now that the image has sunk in a little....
          That is one of the nicest pieces I have ever seen!
          You have taken the art to a whole new level.

          Thanks for sharing that with us. I look forward to seeing more pieces.
          "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
          Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


          • #6
            that's a very nice piece....

            welcome to the board and thanks for your reply about the green in poplar wood in my "Now That's Service" post.....

            Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
            Fish are food, not friends!


            • #7


              You Rock!

              Thanks for posting that, it is worthy of a cover shot.

              DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

              NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.


              • #8
                cover shot...

                Originally posted by Marcel in Longueuil
                it is worthy of a cover shot.
                since I've joined this forum no one has ever mentioned a project notable for a cover shot.....

                in the fishing world, we fish to be published...
                did I ever mention that I made the cover of the Western Outdoors News fishing paper back in February of 1999...

                Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                Fish are food, not friends!


                • #9
                  WFW, (you really do have to give us something else to call you)
                  Adding my to the list. That is the most amazing intarsia I've ever seen - bar none!
                  If it doesn't make the magazine cover, perhaps we should revolt. (Or perhaps, just become revolting)
                  Anyhow, welcome to the family. I think you will have a lot you can teach us. I'm eager for that.


                  • #10
                    Workin for Wood,

                    Add my to the collection. I have yet to try intarsia but you are inspiring me. Welcome to our little corner of the net.

                    Sawdustus of Hiawatha
                    A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.

                    delta 650, hawk G426


                    • #11
                      It it were more holiday related, I might have been able to work something out for the cover...but since the next issue is our Holiday issue, we've gotta have something Christmas related for the cover...

                      But it's still a nice intarsia! And ya gotta tell me who is making promises for us!

                      Bob Duncan


                      • #12
                        And another WOW! That is absolutely stunning!
                        Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."


                        • #13
                          Working for wood,

                          Your work is absolutely phenomenal. We need a name here,

                          I have the G4, What plastic parts are you talking about? And if they are bad have you talked to RBI about it? Their support is very good.

                          I have had my saw for about 1.5 years now , no problems.
                          RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                          Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                          Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association


                          • #14
                            Thanks guys...I never really felt I was that great, lets try to not burst my head too much. I do agree that it should be on the cover, and the photographer said it would be, but I have to see it to believe it...and if it is, that would be the kind of achievement that would leave me speachless.
                            I don't do this as a job, it's just about having fun, and challenging myself. The greatest thing about intarsia is that it allows you to break most of the rules involved in woodworking, and deep down I think we all are rebels in some way or another.
                            I have another picture called " Pocahontas " that personally I think is better than my flower bouquet. I'm very confident in my cutting abilities, but like anyone, I have my weak points. Lately I am concentrating on smooth as glass edges and unique frames. I have made some great pictures and some horrible frames for them, but I am starting to put the same effort into the frames as the pictures now.
                            The flower bouquet is actually 3 frames in one, the mahogany is the main frame and the scrollwork is inlayed and sits slightly higher, and the outside of the mahogany is also wrapped in Holly.
                            I'll edit down my pocahontas and display it in the display room.

                            PS...sure I like bass...there was a really well done bass at the midwest scroll saw show, but it was beat out by a boring super duper mega gloss bulldog. Hard to say how they judge these events.
                            Jeff Powell


                            • #15
                              That solves the mystery...we didn't have a photographer at the Midwest Scroll Saw Trade Show. Kathy Wise was the only Scroll Saw woodworking and Crafts-related person someone's impersonating us!

                              Bob Duncan
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