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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #647: Old Habits are Difficult to Break

03-21-2012 11:04 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I didn’t think I would be writing today, but I suppose the title of this post says a lot. It has become part of my day for the past nearly two years and it is difficult for me to be here at home and not to write. I suppose I was getting concerned because of the content of the posts the last couple of weeks. While the title of the series was clearly focused on creating scroll saw patterns, I was feeling that lately life has gotten in the way and even though I have been extremely bus...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #646: Busy Days

03-20-2012 11:26 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

As I write this morning, I don’t know if I have many exciting things to talk about. I don’t know if that is good or bad. Truth is, I have been incredibly busy, but it is doing things that would be considered somewhat ‘routine’ and it kind of feels as if I have been writing about watching water come to a boil or something equally fascinating. I am in the final stages of preparing the pieces to be sent out to the Artist’s Club. I made great progress yesterday...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #645: Evaluating My Accomplishments

03-19-2012 10:40 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I am happy to say that I did accomplish just about all I wanted to over the weekend. It still seems however that sometimes things just move ahead at a snails pace. I honestly don’t know how some other designers come up with such a quantity of patterns over such short periods of time. It seems that some of them have dozens of new designs with every new issue of the catalogs. I know I go through times when I seem to produce more than at other times, but usually I am working the same...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #644: A Great Idea From a Customer

03-18-2012 12:33 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

One of the things that I like best about how my business and ‘job’ is set up is that I really get to know many other woodworkers and painters. Not only do I regard these people as customers, but also as friends. Woodworkers and painters alike are they type of people who like to share information with each other and enjoy seeing others benefit from the things that they learned themselves, and part of why I like working in these fields so much is hearing the stories and seeing how...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #642: New Dressers

03-16-2012 12:04 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

Well, I worked on painting my hats a bit yesterday, but mostly we were getting ready for the delivery of the two bedroom dressers. You all know how that goes. Unpacking and getting rid of the old set and then doing some major corner cleaning and preparing for the new arrival. The set arrived about three pm and was brought in without incident. Good planning paid off because everything fit nicely and all went quite smoothly. We let the set warm up and inspected it thoroughly and it was i...

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suggestions please

03-14-2012 08:58 PM by Monte Pittman | 13 comments »

Sawed apart a trunk on an American Elm tree and found a big hole. Anyone got suggestions on a use? The trunk is 39 inches wide as it is laying & the hole is about 9-1 0 inches wide.

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Woodworkers get some "tough guy" respect (ha ha)

03-14-2012 02:21 PM by ScottMorrison | 13 comments »

Hellofellow LJ’ers. A few years ago, Gerber Legendary Knives shot a TV commercial, and in a moment of pure lunacy, decided to include yours truly in the advertisement. The “tough guy” attitude shown in the video is pretty ironic, as anyone who knows me understands what a big baby I truly am. I once got a splinter and cried about it for 2 days (I can show you the scar, if you want). Enjoy the vid.

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #640: Sharing Our Passion

03-14-2012 11:18 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

There are many different avenues that one can take and still be on a creative path. While having choices is good, there are times when there are almost too many things to choose from and only so many hours in the day. While most of us are familiar with the phrase ‘spreading ourselves too thin’, there are times when things are not as defined as we would like them to be as far as which path to follow and it is hard not to want to do everything at once. I often feel that this is t...

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drying slab lumber

03-13-2012 04:21 PM by Monte Pittman | 4 comments »

I am becoming unable to store some slab lumber in my shop. If I stack it on risers outside so it doesn’t touch the ground & put a tarp over it, will it be OK to dry there?

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Woodshop Update- 11/03/12

03-12-2012 10:49 PM by AlexHarris | 11 comments »

And by popular demand here is a quick tour of my new workshop just after the move! Ha!

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