I finished the Gingerbread Candle Tray set yesterday. It was near-done for the past couple of days, but I finished cutting and staining the little charms and doing the photography on it. I think it came out OK. It isn’t one of my most intricate projects, but I found that a lot of people are interested in it and I think it will be a nice and quick project to get done in time for the holidays. Here are the pictures of the finished holder: From SLD337 Gingerbread Candle Tray and Ch...
OK. It is time to set some serious goals. I should be the poster child as to why goals need to be set. I find it amazing how I can be busy every second of the day, yet unless I have some specific goals in mind, I come through the day without seeming to accomplish much. Anyone out there have the same experience? I thought so. (Come on! If I can admit it – you can too!) I feel as if I have accomplished little of substance since the last catalog deadline a couple of weeks ago. O...
I just had to let you all know about the new website for Torque Workcentres All you lumberjocks who have been drooling over the TWC, just have to go and have a look at the new attachments…The new video is awesome and the site is sick. Here is a sneak peek at the chainsaw attachment…
By now all of us woodworkers should have or already have started on that special Christmas for that special person or people on our list. Every year I think I’m going to get started back in about September or October, but it has never happened . Try being employed in this type of business and still have time to work on your own projects is like the car mechanic that has the worst running car, but works on everyone else’s.I have managed to build 6 child rockin chairs and two are f...
Good Morning LJ’s, this week has been kinda slow but productive, the slowness comes from me having another accident on my job :( I slipped and fell hard twisting my knee so I been slowed up by this affliction but I was able to get my templates for my chairs redone out of 1/2” MDF, and one of my chairs finished, after readjusting my jig to accommodate the thicker lumber This is about all I got accomplished this week not much but I feel guilty if I don’t post something this w...
So you think you can go pro ? :) #2: Until you spread your wings (only then you know how far you can walk )
Good evening LJ’s,The smell of sawdust is in your nose, coffee aroma smells the air, those baked pies sure look good, your sure people are going to buy because it’s you right ? Wrong these days people have options (cheap ones to boot) to the small business- You have to sell yourself to people to prove how you can give them value.What’s in it for me? attitudes come along from most want cheap, fast, and easy greasy lemon pleasey thank you but no thank you types frustrate all ...
A friend of mine builds the most incredible intarsia projects and inlaid boxes similar to the really good stuff on L/J. He also builds rather large train cars- they are inlaid and really fancy.- super high quality craftsmanship. My question is, other than ebay and perhaps etsy.com, do you builders use any other online sites to sell these types of items? My friend just lost his job and needs to try and make some money to pay household expenses. Thanks so much!
For the first time this season, there is a light dusting of white snow on the ground. It is actually quite pretty though and even though there is only a touch, it is enough to make me realize that the time is quickly approaching when I have to put my car keys away for the winter. I will probably have one more week of errands and getting things buttoned up and then resolve myself to the fact that I am grounded for the duration. I really don’t mind though, as there is much to do and ...
Yesterday was quite a break though. I know it is the beginning of bigger and better things for me. For a while now, many of you have requested that I make videos to teach others both how to scroll saw and also to paint and finish projects. It was only this week that I discovered that my digital camera took such nice video. I knew it took videos, but for some reason, I thought it would be crappy and unwatchable. Maybe I was thinking of the crummy cell phone videos that I have seen. S...
Although I took it quite slow yesterday, I did accomplish a few things. I planned on taking a nap in the afternoon, but I was involved in other things and I forgot. That was a good sign. I finished working on the drawings for the gingerbread candle try. The first tray I did was all gingerbread men. But then I looked at it and thought that he looked lonely so I altered the patterns to make him a girlfriend. I decided to include both designs in the pattern as some people have daughters...
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