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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1632: Reaching the Goals We Set

10-05-2015 12:43 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

After a rainy and overcast weekend, on this beautiful Monday morning the sun is bright and shining. It looks to be another lovely autumn day here in Nova Scotia. The weather didn't bother me a bit though, as I was focused on doing some 'inside' things and working on some new projects and crossing off those deadlines. It was nice actually to not 'have' to go out anywhere, and I made good use of the time I had. I don't think that I mentioned it here before, but...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1631: Self-Challenges

10-02-2015 12:32 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

It felt so good to be caught up yesterday. That, by no means translates to being 'done' with everything – but it more or less means that I am on a workable schedule. For a while there, I thought I was slipping, with getting things completed just under the wire. While I like to have deadlines to pace myself, there are times that the sneak up faster than I anticipate and I find myself wondering if I will be able to meet them. It can be a slippery slope when I don't leave enoug...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1627: On to the Weekend!

09-25-2015 12:00 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

It is hard to believe that we have another weekend under our belts! But with the mornings getting cooler and the darkness lasting a little longer each day, it is hard to forget that the beautiful summer weather is giving way to autumn. Time surely passes quickly when we are busy! Yesterday I spent the day with Keith updating the site and getting out my bi-weekly newsletter. We changed all the sales on our Pattern Specials page and we added another new pattern that Keith created. This tim...

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woodworking for money #1: first big commision

09-24-2015 05:05 PM by Gwjames | 15 comments »

So I started talking about this table over in the forum and decided maybe it should be a blog instead. So I have been trying to put my limited wood working knowledge to good use and start trying to sell things I build, or sell items that have not been built yet. I tried everything, posting on craigslist, posting to bookface friends and family, and then on a local for sale page on the bookface, and once I put tables on the for sale page I started getting emails like crazy. Everyone wanted a cu...

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The Journey Begins

09-24-2015 03:51 PM by EastCoast506 | 1 comment »

Hey Everyone, My name is Jordan, i’m 29 years old, I live in southern New Brunswick, and I just joined LJ’s.I grew up around tools and wood my whole life, my parents have been flipping houses since I could barely walk. I’ve gone from being dad’s ‘gopher’ for tools and materials such as the ‘square bit or plus sign bit’, up to framing additions and fully renovating my own house. It’s safe to say that I can just about build an entire hous...

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Klein Solid Body Electric Travel Guitar #6: Glue Up

09-23-2015 11:12 PM by Dave G | 0 comments »

I drilled and chopped out the wire passages for the pickups then glued the beast to the neck with Titebond III.Wire routes. It will weigh about 7#.I should be able to trim some weight as I shape it. Before gluing I cutout the body at the bandsaw with a 1/4” blade. I used the scrap as caul and I also had to put some tape on the top of the body to level it with the neck. The glue-up was done face down on a board and tapped into into alignment against the board while tightening th...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1625: Purpose and Meaning Through Art

09-23-2015 12:46 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

At some time or another in our lives, most of us search for our purpose here on Earth. The reason we are here. The meaning of what our life is and why we are here in the first place. We want our lives to have meaning and purpose, I believe. We want to think that all the hard work and things we go through on a daily basis are for a reason. That somehow, in some small way we make a difference in the world. That somehow we make it better. There are professions that are obviously noble....

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Scratch Paper box build system

09-18-2015 05:23 PM by Howard | 1 comment »

Scratch Paper Boxes: I use 1/4” plywood with a Maple finish. It has a non-wood center and Maple veneer on both sides. Available in my area thru Menards.A 4’ x 8’ sheet cut properly will yield 48 boxes. I have included a scan of the instructions to myself for cutting down the 4 ‘ x 8’ sheet. Finished Sizes: Cut the bottom FIRST…. 4 3/8” X 5 5/8”…. All other pieces are then fit to the bottom Cut Out Section = 1 3/4” x 4 7/8”Front of Box = 1 3/4” x 4 3/8”Sides of Box = 1 3/4” x 5 ...

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Four-Poster Captain's Bed #2: How this got started...

09-16-2015 06:59 AM by RobII | 0 comments »

How this promise of a captain’s bed came about was almost an accident. My bride-to-be is used to having a large bed, California King, to be exact. All I had was a paltry queen-sized mattress on a relatively low frame. She commented that I probably stuck out over both ends when I slept (I’m 6’ 4”), and I had to agree with her. She also did not (understandably) want to share a bed with me that I had shared with my last (deceased) wife. So, I went and bought a Cal-Ki...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1620: New Products on our Site!

09-12-2015 11:06 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I am going to write a quick blog today, because I wanted you all to know that we did a site update yesterday afternoon. We have some new patterns available for you and those who may want to start some new projects over the weekend. Keith has two new patterns this time around. His first is a beautiful layered cross, with two different patterns for the backer. He calls it SLDK610 - Faith, Hope and Love Cross.His other plaque is a large sectional word plaque of The Lord's Prayer. (SLDK4...

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