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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1459: Little Touches

12-09-2014 01:30 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I wasn't even going to blog today but I was up early working on some things and I was so amazed at the difference adding just a "little bit" extra to my ornaments made. I have some ornaments and gifts that I am in the process of finishing up for my own gift giving and in looking at my SLD486 Merry Christmas Letter Blocks, I liked them, but they needed that little 'extra.'They were pretty made with nicely grained maple, finished with clear shellac: But after all, this ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1457: #1456 More New Patterns

12-05-2014 01:38 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Today's post will be fast and furious.   (Umm – we'll see about that!)After posting yesterday and beginning working on the pattern packet for the SLD486 Merry Christmas Word Blocks: . . . a thought occurred to me.  While I had drawn up an entire alphabet for the SLD487 Alphabet Ornament Shapes  (well – two versions actually) I had only intended to include the letters for "Merry Christmas" in the other pattern. But I got to thinking . . . &q...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1456: Some New Patterns I Created

12-04-2014 02:01 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

We are getting ready for another site update, and I have a couple of new patterns that I have been working on that I hope to finish up today.It seems that people really like word art. We often get request for  personalized projects and plaques that have names or sayings that our customers like. That is one reason that Keith decided to do some personalized plaques, and they have been really popular. I also love cutting lettering. To me, the prettier the font, the better. There is som...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1455: 'Tis the Season

12-03-2014 01:30 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

It has been a truly crazy couple of days for me. Most of it has been good, but some of it has been silly. I have been in so many directions that I don't know what to talk about first! I received TWO beautiful gifts from ornament swaps that I participated in this year! I love ornament swaps because it gives me a chance to have something that is made by a fellow woodworker or painter. It is always fun and exciting to give and receive a 'secret' gift from someone who shares...

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Mosaics in Wood #1: Reveal Video - 7 Sisters Mosaic In Wood

12-02-2014 01:04 AM by Mathew Nedeljko | 3 comments »

I’m in the process of finishing my fourth Lazy Susan project that I call 7 Sisters using the Mosaic in Wood technique. I made this “Reveal” video to capture how the colors and grain of the walnut, cherry and maple pop as the finish goes on. This is definitely one of my favorite moments in the project build. http://youtu.be/eOKBKctmbl0 Hope you enjoy!

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Why buy it when you can make it! #26: Too many cutting boards...

11-30-2014 01:56 AM by paxorion | 0 comments »

We had a slight break in the cold weather in my neck of the woods, so I ducked outdoors to do a bit of sanding of the cutting boards my wife asked me to make as Christmas presents for several of her family members. The router bit I used for my router sled left a bit of a mangled surface on the 3 end-grain cutting boards, so armed with a brand new Ridgid belt sander, I got to work with some cautious sanding. I can’t say I’m too experienced with a belt sander, so I am rather pro...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1451: Meet "Aurora"

11-26-2014 12:56 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

My goodness yesterday just flew by! It was one of those days when I was busy from the moment I awoke and before I knew it, it was getting dark out. I had several things happening at once, and after I returned from my errands, I got my new design ready to cut on the saw. But after I had things all lined up on my wood pieces, I saw that some revisions were needed on the pattern and the old cliche of "back to the drawing board" rang true. After tweaking things a bit, I was able to...

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The Pickering project #1: The Pickering project #1:

11-22-2014 12:26 PM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 3 comments »

Day one on my new commission, a 6 to 8 seat live edge dining table. The log is about 75”, the 3 slabs are 2 3/4” thick, and vary in thickness from 28 to 39” wide. With the amount of cut off branch growth we expected some interesting figure, but all the spault was a complete surprise! Pieces will be sent to the kiln for 5 to 6 weeks next Saturday, along with a load of holly a friend of mine and I have acquired. In future posts I will share the working drawings for the table d...

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My Workbench #1: Initial "Finished" Product

11-20-2014 08:25 PM by Dirk Van Essendelft | 9 comments »

I am a woodworker, an engineer, a maker, and a tinkerer. I built myself a workbench that height adjustable and completely solid that will last for generations. The full project description is here. But if your like me, you will find that a project, though completed, is never really done. I started this blog to document my starting point for any modifications and upgrades I do to the bench. See a video of the project by clicking here if you don't have flash or watch below:

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1448: Different Strokes for Different Folks

11-20-2014 12:30 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I had a very busy day yesterday. But it was the kind of day that was also a great deal of fun. (I have had a lot of those lately!) I spent the majority of it decorating my new SLD485 Holiday Lights Damask ornaments that I previewed to you yesterday. I had cut several sets of them because I knew I wanted to play with them and experiment with many of the wonderful finishes that I had here from DecoArt and hot fix rhinestones from Rhinestone Canada.  I had several ideas of how I wanted to d...

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