My interest in woodwork started many years ago in Ireland when as a child I would spend hours watching my father create amazing projects. Over the years I have done many crafts, sewing, paintings and drawings and it is only in the past few years that I now focus on woodwork. I saw my first scroll saw demonstration at a woodworking show about 15 years ago and fell in love with the craft. I'm now on my second scroll saw (Dewalt 788). Now that I have retired I can spend more time in the workshop. I also got into carving about 4 years ago and belong the Richmond Carver Society ( and enjoy combining both skills.
I am now experimenting and combining many crafting skills with my woodwork.


Thank you, Anna, for the kind words of welcome. If you have a minute, check out my profile; it is odd, and, oddly, all scarily true. By the way, my family used to fish the Inland Passage at Painter’s Lodge on Campbell River in BC back half a century or so. A small world indeed. (Bad miniaturist wordplay there. Forgive me.). — Bill

"I see," said the blind man, as he picked up his hammer and saw.

I read your very interesting profile Bill. Your creativity has survived your challenges. Keep your miniatures coming!