I’m continuing to have a great time with my scroll saw, learning woods, learning control. I’m also practicing staining. This whale, which my sister is modelling, is from eucalyptus salvaged from the floor in our house& then stained with a dark finish that my husband had left over from a project.

In addition to the eucalyptus from the floor & the redwood from the ceiling, I’ve been practicing with pine from the trailer. I have purchased some poplar (meh, won’t use again), alder, and Mahogany from Home Depot.


And finally, I’m playing a bit with the stains as well as watered down acrylic paints.