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Location: ruidoso new mexico

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,

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added project Milky Way 06-27-2020 10:47 PM
commented on "Entangled" 6ft Elm Sculpture 08-28-2012 02:03 AM
added project "Entangled" 6ft Elm Sculpture 08-25-2012 10:07 PM
commented on "Holy Grail" Pierced Sculpture 07-14-2012 02:12 AM
added project "Holy Grail" Pierced Sculpture 07-12-2012 10:19 PM
added project New Carved Sculptures and Vessels 06-03-2012 08:41 PM
commented on Charles Rohlfs Oak Desk, Stickley Ellis Table & Iconic Crafts, Nelson Atkins Art Gallery Kansas City 05-01-2012 02:08 PM
commented on Juniper free form bowl #2: Inlays 03-29-2012 11:40 PM
commented on Juniper free form bowl #1: Rough shape 03-29-2012 11:33 PM
added project Carved mesquite and juniper vessels and sculptures 03-12-2012 12:01 AM
commented on AZ Fine Art Expo happenings 02-16-2012 05:42 PM
commented on Custom Made Hunting Skinning Knife Damascus Steel Elk Antler Arizona Turquoise Stone Nugget 01-31-2012 07:29 PM
added blog entry AZ Fine Art Expo happenings 01-30-2012 09:21 PM
commented on Custom Dress Formal Walking Cane Horse Head hand carved Handle Walnut Cocobolo Maple Malachite Carve 11-04-2011 06:29 AM
commented on Twisted Juniper Wood Floor Lamp 10-11-2011 05:46 PM

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 04-06-2007 01:37 AM

Welcome shangrila

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#2 posted 04-06-2007 02:56 AM

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. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 04-06-2007 03:24 AM

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,

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#4 posted 04-06-2007 03:28 AM

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

-- --frank, NH,

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scott shangraw

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#5 posted 04-06-2007 05:20 AM

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

-- Scott NM,

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#6 posted 04-06-2007 05:53 AM

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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#7 posted 05-31-2007 05:03 PM

You work is awesome. Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 06-04-2007 02:34 PM

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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#9 posted 08-17-2007 03:16 AM

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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#10 posted 08-23-2007 05:14 PM

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

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#11 posted 10-20-2007 05:49 AM

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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#12 posted 10-20-2007 04:22 PM

Great work! and welcome!

-- Spread love with our work

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#13 posted 11-14-2007 06:51 AM

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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#14 posted 12-22-2007 06:29 PM

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

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#15 posted 03-11-2008 09:34 PM

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

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