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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1288: Choices

114 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Well, I am finally in the home stretch of making my decoupage bunny ornaments. It isn’t that they were difficult or complicated to make, but there has been so many things that have come up in between that needed my attention that they have been sitting on the sidelines, patiently waiting for me to finish them. I love this project because it combines three of my favorite forms of creating – woodworking, painting and needlework. They are cut from 1/8” Baltic birch plywo...

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Workbench #4: The Finale

121 days ago by john2005 | 24 comments »

I will mostly post pics in this one. By now, if you have followed at all you have gathered that I suck at blogging. A writer I will never be. Some technical data. Final dimensions are 81 1/2” long, 27 1/4” wide and 35 1/5” tall. Species are Walnut and Birch. Pulled off the double through tenons, albeit not perfectly. Nothing a few little wedges couldn’t fix. I feel the bench to be a good reflection of me. A little unusual, not too crazy, has some flaws, functi...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1282: New Ways to have FUN! (Well - new to me anyway!)

121 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I’ll start off by saying that I am running late today. After getting up at 4am yesterday, I stayed up until after midnight and I guess something had to give because I didn’t get my butt out of bed until nearly 8am this morning! For me, that may as well be noon. But I think I needed the extra rest and we just need to move on from here. I have lots of pictures to show you today. I had a great day yesterday ‘playing’ with a product that is probably not that ‘n...

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Lee and Shelley's Wet Bar #1: The plan

125 days ago by MT_Stringer | 1 comment »

I was hired to build a wet bar for some friends. Their house overlooks a nearby river. The whole bottom floor is a game room and three car garage. They already have a pool table, juke box, and a dry bar, but they (she) wanted me to build a wet bar to sit behind the dry bar. This house was purchased last year and they have been doing considerable amount of remodeling and improving the existing structure. One thing that was to be included is a couple of upper cabinets with glass panel doo...

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Cutting board from builders' samples

153 days ago by sgmdwk | 4 comments »

When some friends from church learned I was a wood worker they brought me a box of samples they had left over from building their house. These were squares of finished wood, about 5 to 6 inches a side and around 3/8 inch thick. Some were stained, some painted; some were milled, some flat. There was alder, oak, birch, mahogany, walnut, hickory, cherry. “We were sure you could find something to do with them,” they said. It was an interesting pile. But what o do with it? I mad...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1224: Pretty Maids All in a Row

193 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

What a wonderfully busy day I had yesterday! Even though I arose early (just after 4:30) I got to work right away and remained focused for pretty much the entire day. I was excited about seeing my twelve little ballerina ornaments come to life as I painted them in one by one. What started out last week as a “just because” pattern has quickly turned into something that will be quite significant for me. Apparently I am not the only one who enjoys ballerinas, and as it turns ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1221: Tiny Dancers

196 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

I am running late with my blog this morning. It isn’t because I was being lazy or slept late – actually it was quite the contrary, as I awoke at around 4:30 this morning and starting working – but it is because I was getting a great deal done and didn’t want to stop. But I glanced up at the clock and see that it is after 8:30 now and time for me to report in. So here we go . . . we will do this quickly . . . I had another wonderful and productive day yesterday. I...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1213: And Then There Were Five . . .

205 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

I frequently hear from my partner Keith that I create projects and then “make work” for myself. He says this because I am not really satisfied with creating one version of a project. If I envision the projects several different ways, I can’t help myself but to make them all. I know that isn’t the most efficient way to work, but it is part of me that can’t be helped. I figure if I can picture it several different ways, then others will appreciate having the ch...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1210: Sanding, Sanding, Sanding!

208 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

There are very few woodworkers that I know that enjoy sanding. I am sure that there are some out there, but it seems that most of them really don’t like that part of the process at all. As usual, I don’t necessarily go along with popular opinion. While sanding may not be my favorite part of the process, I still find joy in shaping pieces and bringing them to life by sanding. I love to remove old, outer layers and see the fresh wood underneath exposed, revealing it natural bea...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1209: Two New Projects on the Go

209 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

You know you have a pretty good life when you wake up in the morning and there are so many (good!) things that you need to do that you don’t know what to begin with. I can’t tell you how many times that has happened to me lately. It seems that more so than ever I have more ideas and projects in my head than time. And that is a wonderful feeling. After taking my week or so off from designing, I find that more so than ever I just can’t wait to get back at it. Even though...

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