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Friends , think you work FREE of charge

01-05-2012 12:52 AM by Doug Scott | 10 comments »

I’m sure most of us have one of these or maybe a relative, they think you can do a project or fix some thing for nothing. I have a retired neighbor that his hobby is to bother me ( he said ) but really it is finding furniture at a bargain price and resell it, But in between that have me fix what is broken or needs repaired. Plus he barrows my pick-up truck to pick the used furniture up, and replaces only the amount of gas or less that he uses. And he brings junk metal and aluminum ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #572: Some Intricate Cutting Tips

01-03-2012 03:27 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

I am on the final day of cutting my new little Valentine’s day ornaments. While it is a bit slow going, it isn’t at all unpleasant, and I have been enjoying making them very much. Since I am cutting these pieces several layers high (four to be exact) and using a very small blade in order to make the detailed cuts necessary, it is very much a lesson in patience, and I have to resign myself to the fact that I am not going to be zipping around the pieces at the speed I do when on...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #570: Welcoming 2012

01-01-2012 03:53 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I spent the day yesterday in a flurry of activity. Perhaps it was because I was feeling more like myself but I also think that it was because I wanted to tie up some loose ends and start the new year off properly. I found myself full of energy as I tidied up things and organized and put everything in its place. It felt really good to do so after the chaos of the holiday season. Keith was busy preparing several pens for turning. While he hadn’t heard how the three shops that carri...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #569: A New Year's Wish to You All!

12-31-2011 02:11 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 13 comments »

And so another year is tallied in the books and we come to the close of 2011. l have always liked New Year’s Eve. Not because it was a reason to ‘party’ but it was a good time to reflect on the previous twelve months and plan ahead for the year to come. Those of you who read often know how much I enjoy Mondays. And to me bringing in the new year is like bringing in a big, giant Monday – filled with hopes, goals and dreams. It is a fresh start. A new beginning. A ...

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OregonBurls is coming to SoCal

12-29-2011 08:08 PM by OregonBurls | 4 comments »

Hey everyone I have about 2000 lbs of spalted Maple burl and some claro burl I will be bringing with me to Aneheim. Leaving Grants Pass on the 15th and coming down I-5. Anyon need burl wood? let me know and we will try to make it happen. Call me or email

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Maintenance Week

12-27-2011 03:24 PM by T. D. Reid | 1 comment »

First off I want to thank everyone for your warm welcomes to Lumberjocks and thank Kelly aka Master Sergeant for giving me the idea to make my Avatar Sergeant 1st Class Orville P. Snorkel from Beetle Bailey. Being a retired Sergeant First Class from the US Army is a huge part of my identity and as my wife told me last night Sarge fits me. This is the first maintenance week that I have taken sense wood working has become my full time job. For those of you who follow Mark Spagnuolo on The Wood ...

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The Urban Entrepreneur #2: The real game Plan or ( the business plan you will throw out)

12-27-2011 07:36 AM by sawblade1 | 0 comments »

One of the most biggest screw ups I did was follow the same road as a regular Entrepreneur and write a elaborate 30 page business plan complete with 1,3,5 year projections!!! Well I got turned down for financing and two years after writing and revising the plan I said forget it. As I listened at the UE’s seminar I learned how to put together a 60 second speech that defines my business. (I will cover this later in another post) But here is my 5 minute plan that worked versus my two year...

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The Urban Entrepreneur #1: Reflections and introduction

12-27-2011 07:10 AM by sawblade1 | 2 comments »

Good Evening LJ’s, I know it has been a while since I posted here on LJ’s but that is because I have been busy in a sense and on another I was in a major funk :( So Get your glasses and a cup of coffee this is going to be a long post I hope you enjoy. All year has seen setback one after another wondering what was wrong I went on a research binge well her is my story of why Get ready this is deep!!! This past Sept 27th I attended a Presentation put on by LRMR Marketing an...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #20: On the way to the Scrollsaw

12-22-2011 02:34 AM by jerrells | 0 comments »

An interesting thing happen on the way to the scrollsaw, so to speak. Several customers have ask for special designs the Christmas. Well without LJ’s and all the many friends and excellant examples here I would have had a much harder time. A special thanks to Shelia Landry and to Steve Good for taking time to respond to requests. Also, to many LJ’s who have responded, invarious ways, to requests for information. It seems that the more you get into this scrollsaw stuff, the more...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #554: Researching Where To Sell Your Items

12-16-2011 01:52 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

One of the best parts of belonging to creative forums such as and Steve Good’s forum is seeing how creative others can be. And one of the best times to see all this creativity is around the holiday season. After the long hot summer, it seems that fall is the ideal time for people to get back to the shop and make projects not only for their own gifts, but also for selling at local businesses and at holiday craft shows. As a designer, it is very helpful to hear the st...

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