Welcome to the Holy Scroller! The name of the site is a play on words based off the term Holy Roller, which according to Urban Dictionary as” A person that is heavily religious, listens to contemporary christian music, and has a “holier then thou” attitude.”
I find this funny because I am spiritual and have a solid faith, listen to Contemporary Christian Music (and was once a Christian music DJ and podcaster) but I do not, and have not ever knowingly maintained the attitude mentioned above.
My name is Charley and I work full time in the Telecommunications industry. I am also a Christian, husband for 20 years, have a teenager, Washington Nationals baseball fan, runner (sometimes), Lyft driver…..
In my spare time to relax I enjoy woodworking, primarily with a scrollsaw. The projects that I enjoy making the most are crosses, Christmas ornaments, and phrases that are cut in wood and used as wall art. I would really like to learn other wood crafts like carving and making pens on the lathe.
The vast majority of the stuff I make is gifts for people, or to decorate my house. I created this site for a couple of reasons:
To display pictures of what I create
To be a resource for patterns, both my originals and ones created by others
To bring together 2 things that bring me joy, Faith and Creativity
To build a community of people with similar interests
Possibly a future outlet if I decide to sell my surplus pieces
Maybe do a set of videos, but there are some great ones on Youtube already
Thanks for stopping by and we will catch you down the road!