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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #447: Lots of Stories - It Was a Busy Day!

08-31-2011 12:38 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

Well, I can’t wait to get at things today. There is so much to do and it seems like so little time to do it. I don’t feel stressed at all though, only exhilarated. It is the good kind of busy that people like me strive for, and depending on how things go, the next few weeks should be quite productive. I always seem to have stories to tell and today isn’t any different. Although yesterday started out simple enough, the day brought with it some interesting things that m...

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Hurricane Irene wood casualties will be put to good use, Need some wood ID and tips

08-31-2011 12:00 PM by jfk4032 | 3 comments »

After being out of power for 30 some hours and bailing over 300 gallons of water from my sump pump well, I did get an unexpected surprise yesterday from Irene. I went to the county dump to dispose of most of our spoiled food and saw the sign for wood dumping area ahead. I drove over there and met several nice folks in my county here in MD who were disposing of trees that Irene took down. I’ve wanted to start resawing wood, even recently buying a riser kit and some new band saw blades...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #446: Birds and People and Things and Stuff

08-30-2011 12:57 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Thank goodness it has cooled off a bit! It was so nice to actually get a good night sleep . The past several days were so warm and muggy it seemed that I was up half the night and then woke up tired and felt like I didn’t get much rest. I shouldn’t complain because I know that many people have it much worse, but I will say that I was very pleased when the sun set last night and the air cooled down considerably. It was a very welcome change and made for a comfortable and restfu...

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Construction Grade Toys #5: Almost there

08-29-2011 08:03 PM by sIKE | 5 comments »

Now that I am out past the fenders things have progressed along very nicely, this past weekend I was able to get almost all the work done to complete the project sans finishing. I am using birds eye maple for the box of the dump truck here is the bottom and the frontHere are the sides, I finally get to use all of those itty bitty clamps given to me when I started my wood working odyssey several years back.and without the clampsAnd finally the body of the truck: Today after wook I am hop...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #445: I Really Like When That Happens

08-29-2011 01:20 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 12 comments »

After a day of wondering and anticipation, we were fortunate to not be highly affected by the hurricane. We did get some rain, and it was quite windy throughout the night, but overall we did fine. We never lost power and this morning the sun is shining in a cloudless sky and even though it is a bit breezy, it finally cooled down to a comfortable level. Yesterday was quite sticky and warm – something we are not well equip to deal with here in Nova Scotia. Few people have air condit...

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The Puyallup Fair #3: Let the panic set in!

08-29-2011 12:01 AM by GodofBiscuits | 6 comments »

Today was the day! I drove out to Puyallup and dropped off the clock. The stand and clock fit very nicely in the car and had tons of room. Upon arriving at the fair grounds and finding the appropriate area to drop off, I was greeted by one of the volunteers. After some confusion about size maximums (item must not be more than 80 inches over all, width + length) I got everything out of the car and began setting up. Thankfully there were plenty of people on hand to settle the dimension confusio...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #443: Making Good Progress

08-27-2011 01:01 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I must start by saying that yesterday was a very productive day. I actually made a great deal of progress in my drawings and I am happy with the results so far. As usual, I am not as far as I anticipated, but I think that I will deal with only thing at a time for now. The important thing is that the designs look nice and that people are able to cut them. I am working on a set of songbird ornaments that are really quite cool. I suppose that they could be used for Christmas, but they cou...

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The Puyallup Fair #2: No wait... scratch that!

08-26-2011 08:38 AM by GodofBiscuits | 6 comments »

So I’ve had a little luck (Big thank you to WoodArtbyJR) getting a hold of the Hobby Hall people at the Fair and talked about my options for displaying the clock. The first option was a half wall above the display cases they store most the entries. This would be ok if the wall wasn’t 4 feet tall and started more than 6 feet above the ground. This meant, my clock would have to be displayed without the pendulum as the entire clock is over 5 feet in length with the pendulum installed...

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Construction Grade Toys #3: Little more work done

08-20-2011 05:56 AM by sIKE | 3 comments »

I got back into the shop late this evening and got a little more work done. As you can see from the pics the kit (wheels etc) for the truck came in today. I had to recut the carriage piece this evening as it was a bit more narrow than the hood. The next and most important is I had to work out is the difference from the tractor trailer plan and the dump truck plan to get the Hoist Support and Hoist components of the dump truck box aligned to the tractor trailer. I think I have everything worke...

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Construction Grade Toys #2: Getting Started on the Dumptruck

08-15-2011 09:40 PM by sIKE | 2 comments »

The plans for the Dump Truck come from the July 2011 issue of Wood Magazine (just the Tractor Trailer) and from the April 1995 issue of Wood Magazine (the Dump truck). I will be using the Cab and Chassis from the Tractor Trailer and the Payload box from the dump truck plan. I got started with the chassis and the hoist support. Since the dump truck was a bit smaller scale I had to do a bit of and upsize the hoist support. The next challenge was the one inch notch in the hoist support. You c...

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