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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #326: I Finished My New Project!

05-01-2011 02:53 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

Well, yesterday turned out to be a wonderful day on many levels. The weather was nearly perfect. The sun was shining and it was warm enough for a light jacket. I even had the top down on the car when I made a trip to the grocery store. It is amazing how getting outside for a while can do wonders for your mood. Even if it is a short time. I definitely had “spring fever!” However, there was work to be done and I was also excited about seeing my latest project come to life. ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #325: I Am Kind of Exasperated Today

04-30-2011 01:30 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 14 comments »

Did you ever feel like absolutely no one does their job right?? I realize that this is somewhat of a way of life, with cut backs on employees and services and everyone seeming to be overloaded. I try to be patient – really I do – but some days it is in your face and you just can’t avoid the rampant incompetency. Now, I usually am a pretty patient girl. I make mistakes too and most times others’ errors don’t really bother me that much as long as they are wil...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #324: Still Learning

04-29-2011 02:23 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I awoke at my usual six a.m. this morning, only to come out on the couch and promptly fall asleep while cuddling my dear kitty Richard. Now I am slightly behind in doing what I wanted to do. Oh, well. I suppose it happens to everyone from time to time. The previous night was restless because I was worrying about my friends so I suppose that I am making up for it. I heard from both Bob (Grizzman) and Leldon yesterday and I was very relieved that neither of them or their families were ...

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Facebook #1: Trying really hard to get business off the ground - Need LIKES

04-28-2011 08:23 PM by Panga Design | 27 comments »

My name is Al and have recently set about making a living (trying) from my hobby in woodworking. Facebook is an integral part of marketing the products and I am currently striving to reach 100 LIKES on my page. I have two questions: 1. Is there anyone else out there who uses FB for marketing? and if so how is it going? 2. Would anyone who has read this be willing to like my page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Panga-Design/107616129306422 Thanks all in advance and please fe...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #323: Concerned About My Friends

04-28-2011 01:07 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

I spent the last hour or so trying to find out news about my dear friend Leldon from Cullman, Alabama. Yesterday Cullman was hit with a vicious tornado that wiped out most of downtown. The pictures are devastating and apparently the local hospital was also hit. I worried about him most of the night and even though he was able to check in to his Facebook page after the storm went through his area, he said it was like nothing he has ever seen. I was a bit relieved to see that he reposted on ...

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Going to local shows. #30: New Product Launch.

04-25-2011 08:45 PM by degoose | 16 comments »

Next week, I will be at the Maleny Wood Expo…. both Saturday and Sunday… As well as the Huon Pine for sale, there will be some of the European Walnut I bought and stored last year… There will be great bargains on both… so get in early.. There will be one other item on my stand.. I will be launching a new line…new for me…. I am sure someone somewhere has done something similar…In fact I saw something very similar while on holidays in NZ a few ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #320: Pacing Yourself

04-25-2011 12:41 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

I got up just after six this morning, which is just about right. It is good to feel like I am getting back to normal. I think six a.m. is a fine hour to wake up. Not too early whereas you would feel sleep deprived, yet early enough to get a jump on the day. It is just about right as far as I am concerned. I feel refreshed and highly motivated after the last two days. Stepping away from things for a bit really does wonders. Even if it is a half-step and I am still working on projects,...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #315: Two Short Videos for You

04-20-2011 01:10 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 30 comments »

Well, I actually was able to shoot a couple of short videos for you yesterday. I find that I feel much more at ease behind my keyboard writing than I do in front of the camera. I suppose that is natural, and I am sure with practice I will get better at it. These are both showing some of the highlights of the new saw. The first one shows the general set up and highlights the tensioning of the saw. I want to stress the point that the knob on the back end of the saw is used to raise and lo...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #314: More on the Excalibur Scroll Saw

04-19-2011 01:56 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 20 comments »

I want to start out today by saying that I didn’t get the video done yesterday. There was just too much going on with things and my partner Keith and I were both kind of taking turns on the saw. We both have projects to submit to the magazine for the Holiday issue and it is kind of ‘crunch time’. as we were away for a while and need to really get our projects done. I did, however save a piece from my own arsenal to cut in hopes of making a couple of small clips today. ...

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Going to local shows. #29: Tasmanian Timber for sale at Maleny Wood Expo..

04-19-2011 10:12 AM by degoose | 11 comments »

You heard correctly … I will have some Tasmanian timber for sale at the show… just over a cubic metre of Tasmanian Huon Pine… Got a call today letting me know that the Carins Brothers from Tasmania will not be attending the Maleny show… and they have some Huon Pine stored at YAS Engineering where the TWC is made…... They will however be attending the Timber and Working With Wood Show at the RNA in Brisbane 3 weeks later… So I have been asked to s...

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