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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #463: (Happily) Back to Drawing

09-16-2011 11:52 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I am pleased to report that although yesterday had a shaky beginning, in the end it really turned out to be a good day. I am learning my way around this customer service maze that I find myself in sometimes and I am actually starting to figure out the right person to contact when certain issues come up with my website. I know that sounds like it should be a given, but when maintaining the websites’ ability to take and process orders, it involves several codependent elements which al...

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Reclaimed Cedar #1: The Journey Begins

09-15-2011 07:13 PM by Chris Love | 3 comments »

Hello all! In addition to wood working, I am very involved with the Boy Scouts of America. Both of my sons are Boy Scouts and I am currently an Assistant Scout Master. One of our Eagle Scout Candidates recently completed his Eagle project that involved removing an “old” Cedar Rail Fence. Rather than see all of this beautifully aged cedar turn into firewood; I offered to take it and repurpose it into projects. I love to make outdoor furniture and will post entries here as ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #462: Premature Celebration (or "Don't Bank on It")

09-15-2011 01:15 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Well, folks. I spoke too soon. I started doing the end zone dance before I crossed the line and wound up fumbling the ball. I suppose we have all been guilty of that from time to time. Perhaps we are just so hopeful that things work out that we convince ourselves that they are before we actually have the proof in front of us. Then we realize that we aren’t on the solid ground we appeared to be and reality hits and we feel kind of foolish for assuming that things were OK in the firs...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #461: Quality, Not Quantity

09-14-2011 01:20 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

As I look to the calender today and see that we are almost half way through September, I am once again amazed at how quickly time seems to pass. I truly don’t mean to keep complaining about it, as I know I mention it from time to time here, but I just can’t get over how the days go by so quickly. It never used to seem this way. It gets me to wondering. Does this mean I am a poor time manager? Or does it mean that my life is full and therefore the hours slip by quickly? I fe...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #12: First Craft Show

09-13-2011 10:39 PM by jerrells | 1 comment »

Well, as my project postings have been showing, I have entered my first craft show to be held on Oct. 1st. At first I could not figure IF I wanted to be part of the craft show scene. Most of the have drawbacks that I wanted to avoid. First of all the entry fee is generally high. Second a lot of them last several days. And third, most of them require a LOT of product so that you can last till the end of the show. All of these reasons lead me to think that I did not want to be part of this busi...

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Monster Maple Cluster Log

09-13-2011 04:44 PM by OregonBurls | 18 comments »

This one log just about maxed out this trailer. My bobcat can pick up 5000 lbs so it was a challenge getting off.we won! Yahoo. It ripped up the deck pretty good though.

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #460: "Knowledge is Power"

09-13-2011 01:33 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

It is just beginning to get light out and I can already tell it is going to be a good day. I don’t mean just the weather, but I feel that something good or positive will happen. I don’t know why, but some days I just have this feeling and more so than not, I am right and something unexpected and positive finds its way to me. I wonder sometimes if this is what people would call a ‘self-fulfilling prophecy?’ it seems however, that most references to self-fulfilling...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #459: Feeling the Change

09-12-2011 01:25 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

It always amazes me how as the seasons change, things just begin to feel different. Perhaps it is due to the angle of the sun in the sky, or that the days are getting shorter, but in the past few weeks you can definitely feel that something is different. In driving through the woods the other day, I noticed that the tips of the trees are beginning to lighten. Soon everything will be golden and then a riot of bright colors, giving one final extraordinary show before the cold winter sets i...

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Lost in woodworking #2: Trouble with the computer,OH Well !

09-11-2011 10:59 PM by Doug Scott | 2 comments »

I’m re-entering this suite under a new name, C ought a virus back a few months ago,Watch what your clicking on. I didn’t have every thing backed up, so I had to reload every thing, and I’m not done yet. the business comes first. HAPPIER DAYS AHEAD, I HOPE!

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Lost in woodworking #1: A self employed woodworker

09-11-2011 10:28 PM by Doug Scott | 1 comment »

I got say that it isn’t all what a person would think self employment is cracked up to be.But now is not a very good time ether. Let me explain what I mean or have experienced. for one thing no one ahead of you can tell you how many hours you might put in ,and then how much you might make an hour, don’t keep track, It might scare you. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy what I do, but not always is the money coming in fast enough to keep up with all the bills and expenses. Over the ...

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