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Location: ruidoso new mexico
Website: http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

I have been a full time woodworker for six years now. Before that I worked with wood as a hobby, since taking classes in high school. I was luky enough to have a great shop teacher, whom saw my talent and helped shape it. Currently my wife and I do all the work at our homebased shop in gorgeous Alto NM. I have been inspired by Sam Maloof and have taken formal classes from both Sam Maloof and David Marks, but I am mostly self taught. Most of my creations are of a contemporary style, but I can make all styles of furniture. I love hand sculpting and hand shaping pieces to make them more of an art focal point in my clients home or office. I also create carved wood vessels and bowls. I find this to bring out the artist in me and am able to put all my creativity into creating these sculptures. After studying a piece of wood to see what type of form it will become, I use a chainsaw and several grinders to create it. I like the free flowing forms that give the piece a natural look and appeal. My inspiration comes from the satisfaction of creating incredible works of art from beautiful woods.

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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commented on "Entangled" 6ft Elm Sculpture 731 days ago
added project "Entangled" 6ft Elm Sculpture 733 days ago
commented on "Holy Grail" Pierced Sculpture 776 days ago
added project "Holy Grail" Pierced Sculpture 777 days ago
added project New Carved Sculptures and Vessels 816 days ago
commented on Charles Rohlfs Oak Desk, Stickley Ellis Table & Iconic Crafts, Nelson Atkins Art Gallery Kansas City 849 days ago
commented on Juniper free form bowl #2: Inlays 882 days ago
commented on Juniper free form bowl #1: Rough shape 882 days ago
added project Carved mesquite and juniper vessels and sculptures 900 days ago
commented on AZ Fine Art Expo happenings 924 days ago
commented on Custom Made Hunting Skinning Knife Damascus Steel Elk Antler Arizona Turquoise Stone Nugget 940 days ago
added blog entry AZ Fine Art Expo happenings 941 days ago
commented on Custom Dress Formal Walking Cane Horse Head hand carved Handle Walnut Cocobolo Maple Malachite Carve 1029 days ago
commented on Twisted Juniper Wood Floor Lamp 1052 days ago
commented on Black Walnut Table Set and Buffet 1052 days ago

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 2702 days ago

Welcome shangrila

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Karson

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#2 posted 2702 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 2702 days ago

Howdy from Montana! Welcome to the club. I actually have seen you guys at the WDC a few times. I love your work. I live in Billings and always go down to the show.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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frank

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#4 posted 2702 days ago

Hello Scott;
—-welcome and glad to see you around here.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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scott shangraw

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#5 posted 2702 days ago

Thanks for the welcomes looking forward to being a part of the site

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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Max

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#6 posted 2702 days ago

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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oscorner

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#7 posted 2646 days ago

You work is awesome. Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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PanamaJack

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#8 posted 2642 days ago

Welcome to the best place on the net….LumberJocks website! Enjoy your time here.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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dewoodwork

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#9 posted 2569 days ago

Hi Scott, I was just looking at your projects and determined I’m not worthy. But seriously you are the type of woodworker I look to for inspiration and drive. Thanks for sharing.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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TreeBones

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#10 posted 2562 days ago

You have some great work. I’m Glad to have the chance to see what you have posted. I will be looking for more.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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Davesfunwoodworking

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#11 posted 2505 days ago

Hello I would just like to say your work is great. I sure could learn alot from you. Great work. Have a great day, Dave

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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herbr

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#12 posted 2504 days ago

Great work! and welcome!

-- Spread love with our work

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Harold

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#13 posted 2480 days ago

Thanks Scott, I took a quick look at your page, the wood you’re using is breathtaking and I love the freeform bowl. We have alot of turners here in Hawaii also, it’s amazing what you guys are coming up with.

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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RobS

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#14 posted 2441 days ago

You do some truly amazing work. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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danilope28

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#15 posted 2361 days ago

Awesome work. Glad to see another New Mexican too. Post pictures of your shop setup…

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