Would you consider scroll sawing to be particularly dangerous?
Scrollsawing has to be one of the least dangerous woodworking tools you can have. I have nicked my finger, but it wasn’t bad. You always need to show the tool respect and never get distracted. I use a footswitch that allows me to keep my hands on the wood at all times.
What is the most interesting/bizarre piece you've ever done?
I recently was asked by Southern Accents to make a 12 feet tall by 8 feet cut out of Alabama(Click Alabama to learn more). Every one of the 67 counties was cut out separately. It was all made of reclaimed wood. That project took about 80 hours to complete. It was the biggest and most interesting project I have made to date. It was used as part of the back drop to the stage at the Southern Makers show held in Montgomery on May 2-3. It can now be seen at Good People Brewing in Birmingham, Alabama.
Any interesting stories relating to your scroll sawing in anyway?
When I first started scrollsawing I was really young. I was shy and kept to myself most of the time. After I got involved with scrollsawing, I found out about some groups on line and I got a lot of help from some people that had been scroll sawing for years. They told me about these picnics that were held around the country. My parents took me to one of the picnics that was in TN in 2000. I met many of the people that I had been talking to on line for a couple years. I still think if I didn’t get involved with that group of people I wouldn’t be near as far in scroll sawing as I am. They allowed me to be myself and ask questions about all the things I needed to know about scroll sawing. I still talk to some of those people today.
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