Thursday, March 26, 2009

Reader Spotlight. Meet Gary Allen

Gary Allen is an Assistant Fire Chief for Eastman Chemical Company. After years as a fireman he had accumulated many fireman's patches. About three years ago Gary decided to make a Fireman's Maltese Cross and frame it along with all his patches. A new hobby was born. He has been scrolling every since.

Gary lives in Longview Texas where his father is also a woodworker and a valuable resource. One of Gary's work mates, Phil Peoples is also a talented scroll saw artist and his imagination with the saw has been an inspiration to Gary.

Gary was recently recovering from total knee replacement surgery. During his time off he was able to spend more time in his shop. The pictures below show that he put the time to good use. Gary's wife purchased him a Craftsman 16" variable speed saw as a present. He has received a lot of pleasure from the gift but plans to upgrade the saw soon.

Thanks Gary for sharing your story and beautiful projects with my readers and myself.

If you would like to share your work with the world just email me a picture of yourself and a short bio. Include a few pictures of your work. If you have a website that you would like to plug that's fine also.

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