I have been exploring new options for my scrollsaw. New items I can make or new areas I can get involved in. Is this a bad thing or not.
The thing I like the best is scrollsaw fretwork. Little tiny cuts and lots of them. I think the thing I like the best is when you are finished customers will ask, ‘how in the world did you make that”? Well after all the cutting and glueing is done it was simple, right?. Now I sure that this will remain as the majority of my work.
Lately I have looked into “Cool Hammers” by Ron Brown. The ability to scrollsaw a name into a hammer handle, all the way through the handle, and with relative ease. I am sure that I will make a few of these.
Also, I found a article about custom desk name plates with embellishments. Different ways to make a scrolled set of letters and attach them to a base. I thnik the neat part is adding say a doctor/medical symbol, or a teachers apple, of others types of embellishments.
Now I do think it is good to explore new ideas and options. Looking for different and new things to create is education and learning. However I also think, for us crafts people, we need a base of product that we are known for. Something that makes us “US”.
So I will continue to explore but the majority of what I do will be fretwork and lots of FRETS.
-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.