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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #657: Planning a Day of Cutting

03-31-2012 11:27 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Yesterday turned out pretty much as I expected – sort of. With all the running around we had to do, I knew I wouldn’t even be able to touch the saw, and I didn’t. By the time we got back from the gym, we thought we would get an early head start and do as many errands as possible prior to our 2pm appointment to get the new wheels put on the car, so we left shortly afterword. Ironically, it snowed off and on while driving up. It ranged anywhere from a few flurries floati...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #656: A Mini-Lesson in Production Work

03-30-2012 11:04 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

The sun is just coming up this morning and I can see that there is no snow on the ground. Already it is a good day. It’s going to be one of those days which involves lots of running around, and part of me feels as if I am not going to accomplish a lot. But that is a bad attitude, and I should try to see if I can get my mindset in another direction. After all, we can’t only measure our accomplishments by the number of pieces we produce every day. We all know there is much mo...

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Man Down, Man Down

03-30-2012 02:07 AM by KoryK | 17 comments »

Just a quick update and some friendly advice: I can’t speak for everyone here, but I figured out this weekend that I am a woodworker NOT a mechanic. For years I have worked with all kinds of power tools and have never had a mishap. The one time I decide to be mister mechanic and work on my own car it ends in disaster. Please remember I don’t consider myself an idiot, all though some may disagree. I have found out that the seemingly simple task of changing ones spark plugs can be much m...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #655: In Anticipation of Spring

03-29-2012 11:20 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Mother nature can be a trickster. Especially when it comes to weather. Just when you are lulled into enjoying one type of weather, you wake up the next day to something completely different. Add to that the volatile season of spring and that I live in Nova Scotia and you have a recipe for the unexpected and even on the best days you wouldn’t be able to predict what tomorrow may bring. I woke up to snow this morning. I admit to having slept in a bit later than usual and when I awok...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #654: Two New Projects!

03-28-2012 10:09 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 14 comments »

Well, I finally feel like I actually accomplished something! While part of me knows that I work just about every day, sometimes I feel that unless I see something tangible at the end of the day, I didn’t get anything done. It seems like forever since I was able to present a new project, and even though I know it hasn’t been that long, with all the other things that have been going on lately, I feel like I have been slagging lately. Yesterday was a good day. Finally, a day ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #653: Cutting Time

03-27-2012 10:17 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 1 comment »

Today I will be able to get to the saw for a bit. I say that like it is an ‘event’ because frankly, it kind of is. I realize that I say that a lot, but as a designer there are so many steps to making a pattern, that the time spent actually cutting at the saw is many times the shortest part of the process. I really don’t mind that though because it does keep everything fresh and helps keep that sense of desire burning inside. While you may think that I will be cutting the...

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Bubba got busted....

03-27-2012 01:56 AM by ScottMorrison | 6 comments »

Hi everyone, I thought you would enjoy seeing the mug shot from Bubba Inga, after he got busted. You can read the entire story here (I crack myself up).

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #652: The Sands of Time

03-26-2012 09:55 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Most woodworkers that I talk to don’t like sanding. Of the many steps in the process of doing a woodworking project, I think I am pretty safe in saying that it is the least liked part. In fact, I am amazed at the number of people who spend hours on a project that simply skip over the sanding step completely. I don’t always understand why they would do that. While it may not be the most pleasant part of making a project, it is among the most important in most things that we cre...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #651: Attitude is Everything

03-25-2012 11:24 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

So many times when we have something to do, the attitude in which we approach it can really affect the whole process. In looking ahead to the job of creating 300 pattern kits that I have in front of me, to some it may seem like a massive chore. I understand and respect that, because I realize that all people don’t have the passion in their hearts that I do regarding woodworking and my job. While production work may seem mundane to some, to me it has its virtues. I look at the tas...

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A kind write up on Closegrain.com

03-24-2012 01:17 PM by FredRoman | 0 comments »

If interested on a little insight of a life of a craftsman please visit Closegrain.com. Cheers, Fred

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