I’ve been trying not to neglect this blog, but it’s been difficult to push myself and get on and upload the pictures everyday, So here’s what I’ve been up to. Entertainment center is almost done: And started on my next project, it’s going to be a pair of bookcases with drawers in the bottom;
There are many more ways to create postcards now because of the computer and easy to use graphic software. Most inkjet printers will do a great job with postcards, and you can purchase blank cards inexpensively, the problem is the high cost of ink. I suggest making a few with your printer to get an idea of the per card cost. If it does work out too high, you can create an original and take it to a quick print shop to have a quantity of them made. You may be able to go to one of those self pri...
Alright. I couldn’t resist the title. I suppose that I have sea shells on the brain. I spent the majority of the day yesterday once again preparing for the classes that I will be teaching a the show. With most of the scroll saw things lined up, that leaves the task of getting the painting items done and ready to go. Even though I have several weeks until I leave, I need to get this all in order and done because I have to order the paint and line up the brushes and all of that. ...
Well my new band saw runs like a dream and Im making boxes and resawing wood like like crazy!I just received my Grizzly 13” Plainer and when I opened it the head was sitting crooked and soI got on the phone and called them and they sent the part right away! Anyway! I’ve got my first few minutes running it and oh man Im excited!!!! Now to get a chain saw and get busy cutting trees for next year!more to come on this!!!!!!
As the days pass by quickly, I realize that I am down to four weeks until it is time to leave for the show in Saratoga Springs. One by one I am getting things lined up and ready. I spoke to Jeannie today (who is my friend that is deeply involved in the show and nominated me in the first place) and we went over several details about the coming event. All is falling into place. I was getting (just a little) worried because Jeannie was to set up my hotel arrangements and find a place for u...
http://vimeo.com/19502657 I found this thought it was a bit enlightening - kinda artsy
Item 3 on my starting out series is about classified ads. These can bring you business in some communities but it is essential to allow them to run regularly not just once or twice. This can get expensive in a large city even small ads. I found that the small weekly newspapers were less expensive and the ads were visible for an entire week instead of just one day. Naturally, the ads must be brief but you definitely want it to be interesting. If there is a product that seems popular, start ...
I finally got back to doing some woodworking yesterday. I had finished drawing this pattern up last week and got it cut out, but it seemed that I was in several other directions the past several days and it was kind of woven in between all the other things I was doing. It is a simple design by my own standards, and I had mixed feelings about it. I find however that every design doesn’t have to be complex to be successful, and I think it will have a wide appeal. After seeing it fin...
Well, I suppose winter isn’t over yet. What started to be a sunny and relatively warm day yesterday turned overcast and cold. We even got another layer of snow. Nothing substantial though, just a reminder that we aren’t done with the cold weather quite yet. When I took my walk last night, the winds were swirling from all directions. The sky was mostly clear then, and even though there was light snow falling, you could see what seemed like thousands of stars in the sky. It wa...
Yesterday went by far too quickly. I don’t know how or why time seems to go by so fast, but it does. I see more and more grass through the banks of piled snow and you can just feel the air changing again. Winter is nearly over (now that wasn’t so bad, was it?) and we are definitely moving in the direction of Spring. Soon we will be getting to my least favorite part of the year – that muddy, dirty transition between winter snow and spring. This year though, I don’...
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