Pedro Santos' Profile

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My name is Pedro Santos, I was born in Portugal where I live, around the beautiful Sintra area. I am 41 years old, and I started working with wood and using various techniques about three years ago. I would like to highlight the following techniques that I especially enjoy: scroll saw, band saw, wood turning and wood carving
I first started working with the scroll saw back in 2010, making small pieces from patterns by other artists, and slowly I started creating my own patterns. Nowadays, I get requests from all over the world to create patterns for other artists.
I always loved boxes, especially band saw boxes. In mid 2010 I bought a band saw and started undertaking pieces based on the book “Build Beautiful Boxes With Your Band Saw”. As soon as I became more experienced, once again I begun designing my own patterns, having created dozens of boxes.
From a young age the…

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  • Male
  • Born on June 26
  • Joined February 25, 2012

Favorite materials

Wood, plywood, wax, wool, leather

About

My name is Pedro Santos, I was born in Portugal where I live, around the beautiful Sintra area. I am 41 years old, and I started working with wood and using various techniques about three years ago. I would like to highlight the following techniques that I especially enjoy: scroll saw, band saw, wood turning and wood carving
I first started working with the scroll saw back in 2010, making small pieces from patterns by other artists, and slowly I started creating my own patterns. Nowadays, I get requests from all over the world to create patterns for other artists.
I always loved boxes, especially band saw boxes. In mid 2010 I bought a band saw and started undertaking pieces based on the book “Build Beautiful Boxes With Your Band Saw”. As soon as I became more experienced, once again I begun designing my own patterns, having created dozens of boxes.
From a young age the Celtic culture has always fascinated me, the design, the shapes… And that’s how I discovered the tradition and the meaning behind the Love Spoons and fell in love with them. I carved the first Love Spoon in early 2011 and I created my first original Love Spoon in the beginning of this year (2012).
My latest adventure in the world of woodworking, was the purchase of a lathe, with which I’m taking the first steps in making custom pens.
I love wood… I love the smell of wood, it’s texture, shape and the way it feels in my hands. It’s a great pleasure to work with wood, an amazing feeling of freedom that comes from creating something, with something that was also created by nature, which simultaneously gives me an immense inner peace and makes the world disappear. It’s just me, the wood and act of creation.
Summing up, I’m a self-taught craftsman, seeking my inspiration and learning the various techniques using the world wide web and buying books abroad, usually from the UK and the USA.

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