Deborah Ross' Profile
I am an artist, have a laser, live in the Tongass National Forest, filled with fallen old red cedar left by commercial logging to be salvaged. What better combination to create wonderful lovely things?
June 1, 2016 will be the 9th anniversary of being a one woman operation and my own boss. I worked for Alaska Lasercraft until my boss wanted to retire and sold me his shop full of wonderful machines and supplies and tools to do cool things with in May 2007. It's like a dream I never thought could happen, come true!
I bought a used wide belt sander which also included a roomful of 16" long cedar boards, which are planed and sanded to 1/8 inch (about 5mm)thickness. A coat of lacquer is brushed on one side and then they are ready to cut. I use Corel Draw to create the patterns, design or add artwork and send it to the CO2 laser for cutting and engraving. Then the wood is cleaned…
- Born on August 1
- Joined February 22, 2008