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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1527: So Much Inspiration

04-01-2015 12:50 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I often feel as if I over use the word  "inspiration." It seems like every other day, I am inspired by something. I guess it is because after living a life of creating, we train ourselves to look at things differently than most people do. I can look at the sky and wonder which DecoArt Americana paint colors I would use if I were to paint it. I look at the architecture of an old building or an iron fence and think of ways I could replicate that pattern in a scroll saw project, a...

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DVD Cabinet #5: drawer fronts and finishing

03-04-2013 02:46 PM by SPHinTampa | 3 comments »

In last session, I was done with fitting drawers This weekend I finished cabinet Steps1. Cut drawers fronts2. Wrap ends with hardwood strips3. Attach fronts 4. Make and attach pulls5. Finish case..Step 1 – Cut fronts Use template to find most attractive section of plywood Use TS to cut drawer fronts Tape edge to prevent chip out and cross cut to length on RAS..Step 2 – Wrap outside of drawer.Cut strips on TS and plane to final size using carrier for thin strips...

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Rocking Horse #1: Day 1

05-28-2012 10:44 PM by MC | 3 comments »

I am starting a project to build a rocking horse for my son. I am following a set of plans from Family Traditions. However, before starting I am already deviating from the plans. The material list calls for 3/4 inch hardwood for the project. I came across an 8/4 piece of ambrosia maple that I quickly decided would be the material for the horse. The saddle and harness will be made from Walnut and the rockers from hard maple that I have not picked up yet. I have not found the wood yet that ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1437: Half Way There

11-04-2014 12:22 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Yesterday was a busy, yet positive day. Mondays are always busy because we have the trip to the post office, the bank, shopping and the gym. I like getting these things out of the way though and it puts me on a good track for the rest of the week. I was really anxious to get home though, as I couldn't wait to begin cutting out my new designs. Because of all the errands though, I didn't get started until mid afternoon. I decided to do the sleighs using maple for the sleigh be...

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New Handles for Old Tools

03-31-2012 04:02 AM by Brian Shourd | 3 comments »

A couple of weekends ago I received a wonderful request: my mother-in-law had an old offset socket chisel that belonged to her grandfather, which she wanted to give to her son (my brother-in-law) as a gift (confused yet?). This is one of those beautiful old socket chisels which has been used heavily over the years, and is missing the handle. Aside from a slightly mushroomed socket, this chisel was in terrific shape – no rust, no fuss. So I turned (get it?) to the lathe, and made ...

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Segmented Stave Bowl #2: Day Two

01-08-2013 06:55 PM by TheDane | 3 comments »

With the glue dry on the two halves of the bowl, I needed to make sure they would mate up properly when glued together. I use a piece of melamine shelf board with a strip of 80-grit paper glued to it to true the two halves. I shade both ends of the half bowl with a lead pencil and sand until the marks are gone. They actually weren’t very far off, but why take the chance? I then glued the vertical spacers to the two halves, and glued the halves together. I taped the joints, then u...

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Texas Star Inlay #2: Completing the Inlay

10-15-2013 07:02 PM by cakman | 3 comments »

Here is some more progress of the inlay. I started off by lightly tacking the star in the position I wanted and tracing the outline with a sharp knife. Light strokes at first and then gradually deeper. And then using a chisel to remove a little v notch. This allows me to cut slightly deeper with the knife and establishes the outside shoulder of the inlay mortise. It also gives me a visual barrier to look out for on the next step. I chucked up a small straight cutting bit in m...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1174: More New Projects for our Site Update

11-24-2013 11:01 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I am just going to post a quick update today, as I still have quite a bit that I want to accomplish. I am working on writing the pattern packets for the new projects that we are in the process of adding to our site. I finished two of the three packets yesterday and I want to have the third one posted by the end of the day. Keith has also been working on some new projects that will be included in the update. Below is a picture of an ornament from his new set that he designed. He calls t...

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Kitchen Cabinets #3: Uh... I'm done?

03-18-2013 05:52 PM by Philip "Pip" Storm | 3 comments »

I have to apologize again. This hasn’t been much of a blog. This blog entry is the last because, well, I’m done. Yeah, sorry. I know there’s not much content. I just got to busy. Anyway, here’s some pics. Enjoy.

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #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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