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Best Sellers

Each piece is created only once from images of significant people, places, and events. A maximum of 4 boards may be stacked for a single cutting.


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Musical Genius

Year: 2017
Species: Cherry Veneer
Dimensions: 21.5 x 21.5
Quantity Available: 1
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Filling The Void, Full Spectrum

Year: 2017
Species: Dyed Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 11 x 14
Quantity Available: 1 (2 Piece Set)
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Compassion

Year: 2016
Species: Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 25x25
Quantity Available: 2
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Courage

Year: 2015
Species: Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 11x14
Quantity Available: 3
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Fantasia Horse

Year: 2015
Species: Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 11x14
Quantity Available: 2
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Forty-two

Year: 2015
Species: Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 11x14
Quantity Available: 3
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Freedom

Year: 2015
Species: Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 11x14
Quantity Available: 3
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Hope

Year: 2015
Species: Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 11x14
Quantity Available: 1
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Inspiration

Year: 2015
Species: Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 11x14
Quantity Available: 3
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Jazz Age Icon

Year: 2016
Species: Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 11x14
Quantity Available: 4
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Mama Jazz

Year: 2016
Species: Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 13.5x13.5
Quantity Available: 4
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Perseverance

Year: 2015
Species: Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 11x14
Quantity Available: 2
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Respect

Year: 2016
Species: Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 11x14
Quantity Available: 4
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Supreme Diva

Year: 2016
Species: Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 13.5x13.5
Quantity Available: 4
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The Greatest

Year: 2015
Species: Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 11x19
Quantity Available: 3
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X In The City

Year: 2015
Species: Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 11x14
Quantity Available: 3
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Noteworthy Conductor

Year: 2016
Species: Mahogany & Birch
Dimensions: 13 x 13
Quantity Available: 1
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Coach D

Year: 2016
Species: Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 11 x 14
Quantity Available: 4
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Izzo

Year: 2016
Species: Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 11 x 14
Quantity Available: 4
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Sparty

Year: 2016
Species: Baltic Birch
Dimensions: 11 x 19
Quantity Available: 4

Interested in my work?

While each piece is only created once, a similar piece made from different images is certainly possible.

Submit A Request

Custom Creations

Custom creations from submitted photographs for people interested in turning their family, friends, pets and loved ones into works of art.

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Have an idea for a custom creation?

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The Process

My process begins by finding original images of significant people, places, and events and attempting to capture their essence in wood.

Once a composite image is created it is transferred to a sheet of wood and details are further refined until the image to be cut is finalized. Holes are precisely drilled through every "island of shadow" to allow an entry point for the blade.

Once all of the shadows are removed, the image that remains is carefully sanded, sealed with oil and sprayed with several coats of clear finish. Finally, the piece is framed over a contrasting mat, which highlights the depth and fine details of the piece.

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Meet
Jay Roberts

I'm Jay Roberts, scroll saw artist and owner of JMR Designs. Figuring out what I want to be when I grow up has been a life long endeavor. I've been grown up for quite a while now but all I ever want to do is "play" in my workshop. For as long as I can remember I have enjoyed the creative process; starting with a blank slate, coming up with an original design and turning it into a reality. I've made jewelry, wooden toys and furniture, and even finished a basement. I enjoy not just the act of completing the projects but the knowledge and skills gained from each experience. I may need to do other things to make ends meet but I feel very fortunate to have the love and encouragement of family and friends which has allowed me to make JMR Designs a reality.

I studied construction management at Michigan State University, graduated and worked in the industry for several years. Management has its perks but there is nothing like the experience of creating unique expressions of artistry with your own hands. When I'm not caring for my two amazing kids, I can be found in my workshop sawing, sanding, or finishing my latest piece.

For about 20 years I have dedicated most of my free time to designing and creating art in various forms. I'm always keeping an eye on the world around me as a source of inspiration for my next creative endeavor. I hope the passion I have for this is evident in my work.

About Jay

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