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Santa's helpers and other elves.

12-15-2017 11:28 AM by EricTwice | 1 comment »

Things have gotten crazy here, but this is normal for the Christmas season. First we get the big projects that must be done before the holiday entertainment happens. (2 bathrooms, 5 kitchen modifications, 2 dining-room tables and repair a set of chairs) Next we have the special Christmas gifts, (a cane, a walking stick, a doll bed, 2 closets modified, a custom bench seat, and they keep coming in) Then there are the things my wife has asked me to make, (spoons, cutting boards, pen and...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1855: Settling In

09-25-2017 11:58 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

It has been a wild and crazy month here for us at Sheila Landry Designs.  Both Keith and I have been busy changing, rearranging and updating things at all of our venues. It has been thrilling and exciting for us both, and we are truly enjoying seeing everything come together.  It is hard to believe that we are approaching the final quarter of the year already. As usual, the time has just passed by too quickly for my taste. I suppose that has always been one of the biggest complaints...

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Branding iron by vonHanke

09-11-2017 07:35 PM by vonHanke | 7 comments »

Some examples of brass branding iron. Some with electric heating. Some with heating by an external gas burner. Typical order process:1. customer wishes 2. my edits and simulations 3. order customer 4. Done Time from order to final product 24 hours.Sometimes communication is long and many adjustments are needed. But it’s usually done in two to three days. sometimes there are special requirements https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaYW3IM0pwA&t=3sOr for slig...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1854: New Patterns and Adventures

09-08-2017 12:34 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

As I sit here and begin writing this morning, I realize just how much things have changed since I began blogging several years ago. What began as early morning conversations between you all and myself regarding what the plans were for my day and what the previous day had brought to me has now evolved into something a bit different. In those early days of writing, I was striving to be successful and prove that success not only to others but mainly to myself. I had started writing at a time whe...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1853: New Project for Toletown for September

08-30-2017 01:40 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

In keeping with my promise to myself and you all to try to do better with blogging regularly, I decided to post some pictures of a project that I am working on for the Toletown painting community for September. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Toletown (www.toletown.com) it is an online painting group that is a fun place to learn about and share our love of painting. I have been aware of them for well over ten years and have been a member for as long as I can remember. a few...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1852: Lots of Changes

08-28-2017 12:51 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Try as I may, it just hasn't been possible for me to write and blog the way I used to. There just aren't enough hours in the day.  It is funny, but we work so hard to achieve a level of 'success' and sometimes we don't realize that along with those successes come added responsibility and time. It isn't as if I didn't know this. I just perhaps didn't foresee that the path to succeeding required as much additional time as it does. That isn't a compl...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1850: A Milestone

08-14-2017 12:43 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

A long time ago, I read that in order to achieve your goals, you need to first set them. As simple as it sounds, how many times is the list of things we wish to accomplish undefined and 'blurry'?  How many times are we flying by the seat of our collective pants and not really sure exactly what we intend to accomplish?  When this happens to me, I must admit that not only do I not achieve as much as I would like, but I feel a higher level of stress as well.About a year an...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1849: Getting Back in the Habit

08-10-2017 12:53 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Once again it seems that I am catching up here on my blog posts. I am finding that it is harder than I thought to get back into the habit of writing each day. These days, every morning it seems that I wake up with a long list of things to do. I find myself putting off posting to just do a couple of things and before I know it, the morning gets away from me and I look to post 'tomorrow'. Then the cycle begins again. But I am determined to keep posting here and get back into the ha...

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Selling Shop equipment moving to retirement home

08-04-2017 03:40 PM by harrywho | 3 comments »

We will be moving into a retirement home soon so I must sell most of my equipment. I am located just outside Roanoke, Indiana which is about 10 miles SW of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I’ve listed most of the bigger tools below. Contact me if interested for prices or make a reasonable offer for all of it. All the equipment is in very good condition.I don’t want to ship anything so it will be pickup only. Delta 12” Disk Sander, DeWalt DWS 780 Miter Saw, Craftsman 6” Jointer, De...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1848: New Pattern and some Changes on the Horizon

07-31-2017 01:56 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Another week has passed and lots of new things are happening here at Sheila Landry Designs. Unfortunately, most of the things that we are doing don't make very good blog material. It is hard to document some of the day-to-day activities without putting everyone asleep. But trust me – I think it will be worth it for everyone. . . As many of you know, while I began my business and website (nearly 20 years ago) as a means to offer mostly scroll saw patterns to woodworkers, I ...

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