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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1094: Damask Pattern Finished

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

I was pretty happy yesterday. I actually set some goals and stuck tot them and I got everything accomplished that I set out to do. By the time I was finished it was about 10pm. That left just enough time for me to unwind a bit and visit with my friends online before heading off to bed. I know that every day can’t be like that, but once in a while it is nice to know that it can work. The one thing that is the top of my list that I did accomplish was creating the pattern for the trio ...

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In the light #1: Everybody needs the light

348 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 13 comments »

I’m back in the shop after 44 days absence due to back injury. Check; clear bench, tea, custard creams, music. Now lets make boxes! Well to start some experimentation. The liners for my EZ mitre boxes are Birch ply. The one for the last box, Amazed, was dyed black (spirit based wood dye used in Dance on a Volcano II and Any Colour You Like) and sprayed with satin acrylic spray. I’ve found that the same company that make the clear acrylic spray make this An ebony fi...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1079: Now We're Ready to Dance!

364 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 14 comments »

OK. So I lied. I don’t have the video ready for you all today. I got involved in finishing things up and once again, I just ran out of time. By the time everything was done, it was after 9pm and not the time to start editing (I am not a great video editor and need all of my faculties in order to do so! 9pm after a long day just wasn’t the time to start!) However . . . I DID get all of my eight skeletons FINISHED and they are all jointed and ready to play with! And they re...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1077: Organized Chaos before Order

366 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

It’s still early in the morning and I have already been at work getting things organized and attending to ‘desk work.’ I am almost caught up though and I feel a bit better about things and like it will be a productive day. Sometimes it is hard to keep up with all the paperwork and stuff – especially when there are other deadlines due. Not to mention keeping the house in order and doing the regular chores like laundry and cooking and cleaning. There are times when I...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1074: The Power of "No"

369 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 15 comments »

Sometimes when I miss a day or so blogging, it is because I need a little break and some time off. Other times it is because I am in the midst of a project and there is really nothing interesting to report. Some projects are like that and the progress can be slow – like watching a pot of water boil! And still other times, I miss because there is simply too much to do and I need to catch up on things in the quiet hours of the morning. The third example is where I seem to have been ...

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Entertainment Center and Star Trek Chopper

375 days ago by KomputerMan | 0 comments »

In the summer of 2005 American Chopper was holding a FAN-tasy bike competition. Part of the entry requirements was to make a three minute video and send it to them… so I did… this is that video… The URL for the video is: The Star Trek Chopper Now, you may be wondering why would I post that video here??? There are two reasons, first is because this is the only video I have showing off the whole wall entertainment center I built at my old house. If you look in the ba...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1069: On to Writing Instructions

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

It was a great relief to finish the set of ornaments that I have been working on for almost two weeks. Having the pieces finished and in front of me was very satisfying. I liked how they came out, and I am very appreciative of the warm kind and encouraging comments that everyone has shown regarding them. But painting the pieces is only part of the process. Now comes the work of photographing them for the pattern packet, as well as adjusting the step-by-step photos that I had taken along...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1064: Patience and Flexibility - Two Ingredients for Success

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

Today’s post will once again be rather quick. On Wednesday night, we received a reorder for Haunted Masquerade kits from Artist’s Club and we needed to switch gears so we could get them done: I was happy to get this order so early in the year. That means that they are doing well and hopefully there will be more orders to follow. We immediately turned into “production mode” and got about half the order done yesterday. The printing of the patterns actually ...

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My Garage/Work Shop Makeover #5: Wall Cabinet #2 Build

385 days ago by MT_Stringer | 2 comments »

Today proved to be productive even if it did take all day! :-( I had all the pieces for the second cabinet except for one and I had to cut some dadoes in another. These were the cut to fit parts of the tray cubbies and the tool cubbies. I won’t bore you with pics of the front since they are the same as the first one I built. Here is the cabinet from the back side. This pic shows the French cleat and bottom spacer attached. Close up of the cleat. And the spacer. ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1063: The Half-Way Mark

386 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

What a beautiful morning it is! One would think that starting the day with a mundane chore like putting the garbage on the curb would be poopie, but I think with the right point of view, even something like that could be pleasant. Yes – I know I am crazy! Shortly after it got light out, I was making my morning coffee and saw my Google reminder that today was garbage day. While I waited for the water to boil I thought I may as well get it to the curb early. There was a foggy mist...

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