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the woodpile #1: surprise wood pile find

2685 days ago by scottb | 10 comments »

I set aside this log earlier in the season. I knew that deep down inside it was going to have an interesting grain pattern. I could see how this piece of oak had almost a swirly grain, as if the tree grew under enormous pressure. I screwed this to a piece of 1x and ran it (safely) through the tablesaw. Oh, what beauty to find within! a second pass to take a peek at the long grain The final piece of “S4S” is approx 15.5×3 x 1.5. Managed to cut this wit...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #6: Self-Framing Picture Frame Finished

1536 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Yesterday turned out to be a pretty productive day. Among other things, I finished cutting my matching self-framing picture frame, which will be the companion piece to the dresser tray I designed last week. In designing this pattern, I was fighting with whether I should or should not do additional scroll work in the center of the tray. To me it seemed that it was interesting enough on its own. I wanted the scroll work border to be the highlight of the piece, along with the beautiful chara...

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Arts & Crafts Dining Room Set #13: It's All About the Template...

1665 days ago by CaptainSkully | 3 comments »

So today, I cleaned up the shop a bit and started on the template to make the back legs. Based on my AutoCAD drawing, I laid it out on some 1/4” masonite (hardboard). I even remembered to make it longer to affix the ends together. I cut it out and faired it as best I could. It’s almost perfect (you can spot 1/1000” off) when sighting down it. It looks pretty darn good from the side. I then double-sided taped it to a roughed out blank and using my pattern-followin...

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Large Carved Frame #2: Getting Started with the Build

367 days ago by Rex B | 0 comments »

I knew my wife wanted to paint the frame, so why spend money on expensive hardwood? I bought an 8’ long 2×10 (if I remember the size correctly) and let it acclimate in my shop for a week or two. I started by planing the board down to just over an inch thick, then I cut out the four pieces I would need – approximately 4.5” x 39”. I was able to cut around most of the knots in the wood and really you could never tell these came from construction lumber. The first ...

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Large Carved Frame #3: My Experimental Technique

367 days ago by Rex B | 2 comments »

Now for the fun part! When we left off last time I had 4 identical pieces with their outer profile finished. Because I had a smooth, continuous profile, I was fairly confident that I could use a single-point guide and follow the profile with my router. My workbench is large and flat enough, so I needed was a pair of “skis” to elevate the router off the bench. Here’s what I came up with: Time to give these new jigs a try. With the blank clamped to the be...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #7: Exploring New Territory

1535 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. I read that quote the other day and I liked it so much that I posted it on my Facebook status. I like reading and finding little nuggets of wisdom like that because not only do they make us think a bit deeper, but they also can sometimes inspire us. Emerson is great for that. I also like Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) because he had a knack for stating the obvious. I love...

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Applying A Pattern!

2053 days ago by Handi75 | 5 comments »

Hello, In this Demonstration Video, I help new scrollers understand how to Apply their pattern to their wood. This is my Very first Demonstration Video so bare with me, as my Video motto is “Whingin it Hobo Style” it’s not professional, I record as I go, as long as my information is Correct and I display the means of getting the Job done, Then this is how I will continue to do my Videos! hope everyone enjoys the Video… Any comments, feedback, questions, etc...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #188: Three New Videos!

1353 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 16 comments »

I accomplished quite a bit yesterday. Sometimes, when I am working on the office part of the business (correspondence, paperwork, etc.) it seems that I am treading water. I know my blogs aren’t as exciting to you all when I talk of the mundane parts of the operation of my business, but it is essential and necessary part of my job that helps me to expand and grow. I had some promising payoff yesterday that may be a very positive things for me. I almost don’t want to even mentio...

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Playing around

1476 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 22 comments »

I’ve been playing again. with CAD this time. I’ve come up with this. Not original by any means but I think it might appear on a box in the near future Any thoughts? You may need to back off a bit to get the full effect!

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #12: Tying Up Loose Ends

1530 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

As I sit down to write this morning, I feel as if I have little of interest to talk about. I pretty much am finishing up the things that have to go out to the magazine. I can proudly say that in the box I am sending three projects and two articles. The box won’t go out until tomorrow, but it will ensure my presence in another couple of issues of the magazine. How many? I don’t know. I guess that is up to the editors and the amount of space they need to fill. I can usually cou...

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