Sometimes when I am the busiest at the drawing board, it seems that I have little to write about. After all, you all probably don’t want to read about every line that I draw. Although this may seem like a bad thing, in reality it is good. It means that I am focusing and getting the job done. The majority of the day yesterday was spent drawing. In between sessions, I caught up with my friend Jeannie with a phone conversation. She is heading out today to Richland Center, Wisconsin...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #416: The Next Scroll Saw Lesson is Posted
Yesterday I spent much of my working day getting things ready for the next lesson on the scroll saw class. So far, it seems that I start out with a broader subject for the lesson and then by the time I am done explaining details and posting pictures, it seems like it is getting too long and I pare it down a bit, saving the rest of what I had intended for the next lesson. I don’t necessarily think that this is a bad thing, and the result are very focused segments. I think that later o...
Sometimes we have days that we would just prefer to forget, even though in the end when we look back on them we realize that they were a functional part of our lives. We know that without these types of days, we wouldn’t be experiencing any growth and things would become stagnant. They are not always pleasant, and many times are downright painful, but they are a necessary part of life that we have to endure on our road to success. I have not always been good at taking a stand. Man...
So I have been working on my bandsaw for a while now and it is nearly complete but I thought I would show you where I am now. Although I am not one for following plans this design is so solid and refined that its well worth the cost. I will be Re posting the finished bandsaw next week along with a youtube video so keep an eye out! http://www.youtube.com/user/TeenWoodworker Yes its sitting on a skateboard! It helped when moving it around. I was amazed how little vibrations there we...
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I am not sure why I am so excited about finishing up a pattern packet. Perhaps ‘excited’ is the wrong word. ‘Satisfied’ may be a better way to describe it. It was nearly 10pm last night when I finally finished everything together into a packet form. I had worked on it all day. I didn’t have any errands to run and only took short breaks for meals. It probably took a little longer than I expected, but as I am looking at it now, I know it was worth it. The...
”Dog Days” (Latin: diēs caniculārēs) are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the northern hemisphere, they usually fall between early July and early September. The actual dates vary greatly from region to region, depending on latitude and climate. Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress. The name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius, also called the Dog Star, in close proximity to the sun was res...
Today’s entry will be short. (Really) I got up early today to a quiet but slightly overcast day. There is a little breeze going to but it isn’t even strong enough to earn the label ‘wind.’ It had rained last night, but it appears to be only lightly, as the ground is wet but not really. It was still almost dark at 5:57. A sure sign that we are already past the midpoint of summer. That’s OK though, as my favorite time of the year is approaching. Soon I wi...
Wow, I am glad that is behind me! I must say that yesterday was one of the hardest times I have had writing directions in a long while. Note to self – DON’T wait two months after doing a project to write the instructions for it – especially if it is one that is involved like this one is. So what caused all of this anxiety for me? The little guy below: From Polar Bear Antique Pull Toy Replica You would think he was pretty simple to make, right? After all, wasn...
Today is going to be one of those ‘tying up loose ends’ days that I have every so often. It seems that when going in several directions, I leave a trail of unfinished tasks that I need to do and some of them are completed in only minutes while others take a couple of hours. But having them hanging around seems to get bothersome and clutters up my already cluttered mind until I can tuck them away neatly and check them off the list. These aren’t usually exciting days. Th...
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