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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally #5: Start of day 7

08-07-2014 02:48 PM by Monte Pittman | 24 comments »

So far the rally has not been particularly good for me. It’s still possible to be good, but today and tomorrow would have to be pretty darn good. The other thing is “possible” sales. Anyone who has sold retail has heard the lines of “We’ll be back” or “We will call you in the next couple weeks”. After some time, you know which ones you will never hear from (vast majority). But there’s always a couple true “possible” call backs....

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1376: Meeting Some Friends

08-07-2014 10:50 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

It is hard to believe that it is Thursday already. I honestly don't know what happened to this past week. It is difficult for me to understand how quickly time can pass, and just when I think it couldn't move any quicker, it seem to accelerate to an even greater speed.I can finally say that I am pretty much caught up with things. While we only were gone for four days, it seems to have taken the next several days to get caught up again. I think it shows me just how busy I can be on a d...

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally #4: Halfway point

08-06-2014 01:41 AM by Monte Pittman | 15 comments »

As written by Snoopy, “It was a dark and stormy night”. Ok, I was having my best day of the rally and mother nature shut me down early with rain. What’s a little lightning to a few hundred thousand bikers. Day ended with this Leading to this Yes 1-1/2 hours to get across a 3 mile town. Day 4 was slightly better, but still not great. Day 5 was starting off with a bang, but cut short. At least I am seeing hope. Not quite at the break even point. Thought it wo...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1375: Still Catching Up

08-05-2014 12:14 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

The day was so busy yesterday, and I am still catching up on orders and things today. While it is fun to take a break, I always worry about the pile of work that will await me when I return home. I suppose it is a good sign though, and our little business is doing OK. I am very grateful and happy for that, as it took us a long time to get here and we still have a long way to go.Today I want to highlight some beautiful painting items that I received from a woman in one of my painting groups on...

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally #3: End of day #3

08-04-2014 03:17 AM by Monte Pittman | 15 comments »

It was a better day, better crowd. Sales picked up some. Lots of talkers that they would be back later in the week. The morning started slow again, but I was prepared today. I cut pieces at home to work on when I had time. Of course the bench I posted earlier today I also started another set of stools Besides the music and wild looking bikers, there were other events going on. There was Roller Derby today, There was Tractor races And of course a bike show ...

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally #2: Day #2

08-02-2014 04:20 PM by Monte Pittman | 16 comments »

Day 1 was lethargic for everyone. An estimated 100,000 bikers rolled in yesterday, but nobody was spending any money. Weather is nearly perfect for the event. It’s supposed to stay in the mid 80s with minimal chance of rain. Booth looks a little better this morning Although the Buffalo Chip Campground is designed to be a very Comercial venture, I want also give them credit for honoring vetrans, Other things sponsors bring, yes Budwiser is a sponsor Gates are ...

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally #1: Preparation and opening day

08-01-2014 07:56 PM by Monte Pittman | 24 comments »

Obviously I have been posting numerous things getting ready for this. Although I have lived my entire life around the rally, I have never attempted to have a booth at the rally. An opportunity came up this year to do a booth at the Buffalo Chip Campground. For those who are familiar with the rally, the Buffalo Chip is the largest single venue at the rally. It’s estimated that 60% of the people who come pass through there at some point during the event. The number of peopleeexpected this...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1373: On The Road for a Couple of Days and another Site Update

07-30-2014 10:15 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Today's post will be somewhat quick!  I wanted to let you all know that I won't be posting much for the next several days. Keith and I decided to take some time to explore beautiful Nova Scotia as well as Prince Edward Island. We haven't been away since October and last summer we missed taking our annual exploration trip so we felt like now was the best time to go. I pretty much met all of my deadlines and while there is still stuff that I want to do, there will ALWAYS be thi...

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Panel Saw

07-30-2014 03:03 AM by Omegacool | 7 comments »

I was about to close my shop, I was disappointed in many things, sold my pickup, but I want to get up and improve my shop and keep doing what I love. Now I have some orders, and I was tired of cutting the panels loading them on my cutting table, so I decided to make a panel saw. Still not finished, but I hope to finish the day tomorrow. Version en EspaƱol Estuve a punto de cerrar mi taller, estaba decepcionado de muchas cosas, vendi mi pickup, pero quiero levantarme y mejorar mi taller ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1372: Fifty Shades of Black

07-29-2014 11:23 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

OK. Only two. But you are here reading so I got your attention. Today will I will show you the final photos of the scroll sawn version of my "Nevermore" plaque. I finished it up yesterday, and it is heading out to New Jersey this morning to be published in the November issue of Creative Woodworks and Crafts magazine, which will come out in September. That will give those of you who want to make it  plenty of time. I am pleased with how it came out, but I still couldn&...

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