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Daily Progress. #2: Misc. finishing up touches.

1353 days ago by GregP | 2 comments »

Decided to start keeping a daily photo log, mainly for personal motivation. So I figured as long as I’m at it I might as well post it here so that people can learn from it and I can possibly get constructive feedback. Anyway here’s what I’ve been up to today; Finishing up a drawer unit for use in the shop Finished up my little planer stand, did the electrical this weekend and it will be going out in the garage tomorrow. The tail end of a shelving/closet proj...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #165: Time - My Unexpected Friend

1354 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Time is not always my friend, but it can be if I allow it. I think that there are instances when we can use time to our advantage. Sometimes by just doing nothing. Although I wasn’t on a rampage or anything near as drastic yesterday, I suppose I was quite disappointed. I think that is the best way to describe my feelings. I felt quite blind sided by what happened and it came at a time when I was questioning my own creativity and just after I had spent a week focusing on getting e...

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So you think you can go pro ? :) #1: Introduction to your new business

1354 days ago by sawblade1 | 6 comments »

Good evening LJ’s I am writing this blog to be totally transparent about being in business, not so much as what conventional business people teach (this varies locally) or sugar cote and tell you it is easy street, because if it is I still haven’t found the map or the street. But this blog series is to show some of the learning experiences I been fortunate to learn. One of the first things you need to ask yourself is “am I willing to lose” if you aren’t willing ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #164: Do You Want the Good News First, or the Bad News?

1355 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 18 comments »

I never thought that this type of job would be easy. When I started this blog I explained that I would offer insight to all sides of designing and my business – good and bad. I have been very fortunate that for the most part these past months I have had good days and felt somewhat successful. However, we all know that in the real world there aren’t only good days and that no matter how wonderful things seem when looking in from another side, that more often than not successful ...

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Back in the saddle

1355 days ago by sawblade1 | 2 comments »

Good evening LJ’s,Last week I did not post due to a friend passing a day before his 88th birthday, This past two weeks has been rough but productive, The Monday before last I enrolled in electrician school to better my business and to keep me occupied, Tuesday marked another milestone as I was entailed in a conversation with one of the engineers where I work about my hunt for cedar lumber for my chairs, So he gave me the phone# of the lumber supplier down the street from him quoting &#...

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A white Thanksgiving

1355 days ago by cabs4less | 4 comments »

So after 12 hours 21 interior doors and 12 kitchen cabinets are sprayed and ready to be assembled. rain is coming monday ao all spraying neede to be done this weekend. So me and my helper hit hard today and knocked it out from primer to top coat. I smell money!! Well not really all i smell is paint and thinner and yes i am coverd in overspray and its white to so i look like tony montana with a paint gun

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #163: Trying to Find Focus

1356 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Many times when coming off finishing a long term or large project, I find myself feeling lost for a couple of days. I am going through that unsettled feeling right now. It is as if you are still wanting to work at that feverish pace that you were at and can’t find the right thing to focus on. It seemed to me yesterday that I was all over the board. I re-read the pattern for the skating pond and my friend who proof reads for me found 3 little typos in it. That wasn’t a big ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #162: Reaching a Milestone

1357 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

I can finally say that I am ‘finished’ with the Skating Pond Pattern. I spent all of yesterday completing the instructions and assembling the pattern packet. It came out to be 24 pages long and has 52 photographs included. It is by far the most ambitious project that I have made. I decided not to include the individual stories for the characters, due to the size of the pattern already. I am really fighting with myself as to put them in or not. Part of me wishes to include ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #161: Handling Errors

1358 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Yesterday I had two very different incidents which involved errors and customer service. With the economy as it is in such a precarious position, I would think that each and every business would strive to give the best customer service possible. One place I felt passed the test. The other failed miserably. I thought it was interesting how things were handled so differently in the two instances. I thought they were worth sharing. A couple of weeks ago, I ran out of checks from my Chica...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #156: Last Trip to the Wood Store of the Season

1363 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

What an adventure yesterday was! I am very happy to be back home here safe and sound. We headed out just after 5 am and we didn’t make it back home here until almost 10 pm. Even though it was a long day, it seemed to go by very quickly. The only negative part of the day was the persistent rain, which doesn’t look as if it is going to stop until Thursday or Friday from the looks of the weather map. We knew that rain was predicted for the day, but we didn’t expect the q...

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