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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1451: Meet "Aurora"

11-26-2014 12:56 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

My goodness yesterday just flew by! It was one of those days when I was busy from the moment I awoke and before I knew it, it was getting dark out. I had several things happening at once, and after I returned from my errands, I got my new design ready to cut on the saw. But after I had things all lined up on my wood pieces, I saw that some revisions were needed on the pattern and the old cliche of "back to the drawing board" rang true. After tweaking things a bit, I was able to...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1450: More New Scroll Saw Designs!

11-25-2014 01:11 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 1 comment »

Today's post is going to be rather short (well – by my standards anyway!)  Both Keith and I are working very hard to get some more new designs to you for your holiday crafting. Keith just finished a beautiful new set of ornaments that are in his very popular filigree style. I believe he finished up the pattern last night and he should be making them available on the site sometime later today. I think they are just stunning: I also have been working on a couple of new sc...

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(Short Video) Here's a marshmallow crossbow I made for my daughter. She loves it.

11-24-2014 04:38 PM by BTimmons | 1 comment »

(Edited) Looks like I forgot to link to the actual video. Sorry! Inspiration courtesy of Steve at Woodworking for Mere Mortals. That link has free plans so you can make one yourself. I didn’t follow the plans to the letter, I watched the video once with my daughter and just kinda winged it from memory, so astute viewers might note that a few details are off. When my almost five year old is “helping”, I don’t exactly have the same focus and time to make somethin...

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The Saga of a Woodworker and his Table

11-24-2014 03:33 PM by Neptuno | 0 comments »

It was a great honor to have my article published at the Marc Adams Newsletter, and would like to share with you guys. http://marcadams.itindiana.com/clientuploads/directory/2014_news/Saga_Ribeiro.pdf

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1449: Walking Before Running

11-24-2014 01:42 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

You may or may not have noticed that I took a few days off of blogging here. It wasn’t because I didn’t accomplish anything, but more so because I was rather focused on what I was doing and I wasn’t sure if the process that I was working on would be interesting to you all. At least not at this time. I have always loved to create. Be it crayons, wood, paint, sewing, needlework, or any of countless forms of media – if i could make something out of it, I would. I don&...

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Video Woodworkers I Watch #4: John Heisz, Rhymes with 'Nice'

11-22-2014 07:25 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

I believe I first found John's channel on YouTube while looking for videos about clamps. At the time he had just made a pretty decent bar clamp and a superb hand screw clamp. His projects aren’t so much furniture as jigs, shop made tools and clever experiments involving woodworking and some metalwork. I like John’s no nonsense attitude to the grief he’s received from the YouTube trolls. He’s a fountain of information on thinking a process through and doing things i...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1448: Different Strokes for Different Folks

11-20-2014 12:30 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I had a very busy day yesterday. But it was the kind of day that was also a great deal of fun. (I have had a lot of those lately!) I spent the majority of it decorating my new SLD485 Holiday Lights Damask ornaments that I previewed to you yesterday. I had cut several sets of them because I knew I wanted to play with them and experiment with many of the wonderful finishes that I had here from DecoArt and hot fix rhinestones from Rhinestone Canada.  I had several ideas of how I wanted to d...

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A Tale of 3 Screwdrivers (and a Level)

11-19-2014 07:48 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

[Above] A long time ago I bought this Craftsman 5 in 1 screwdriver. It’s the kind where the shaft is reversible and holds a reversible screwdriver bit in each end. The shaft can also be used as a 5/16 inch nut driver. I like multi tools and this screwdriver is the one I would always grab to do general around the hose stuff. [Above] But I’m a sucker for hand tools that have a brass aspect and last year I found this true bargain. Some cable company (which I currently can...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1447: Slow and Steady

11-19-2014 11:44 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I am the first to admit that I am not a fast worker. Be it painting, scroll sawing, sewing or anything else, I find that it usually takes me quite a bit longer than the average person to accomplish most things.I also admit that it used to bother me, but as I get older, it doesn't seem to do so as much anymore. As we accumulate large quantities of what we are making, adding to the pile just seems to . . . well . . . add to the pile and sometimes I feel that things lose their 'spec...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1446: New Ornaments in the Works

11-18-2014 12:43 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

Today's post is going to be short (I promise!) I am busy at the drawing table creating a new pattern of ornaments for the scroll sawyers. My friend Leldon requested it and I always like to do what I can to accommodate him. He helps me so much with going over our patterns and proof reading for me. It is hard to proof read your own patterns. Especially for people like Keith and myself who crate so many of them. We try to keep a similar format to them and be consistent, but sometimes wh...

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