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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1491: A Perfect World - Panel 16

02-05-2015 12:32 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

I missed blogging yesterday because Keith needed to pick something up from Halifax and I decided to accompany him. The weather was "questionable" and I didn't feel comfortable with him going along. Here in our part of Nova Scotia, snow can be quite treacherous. It  comes very suddenly and accumulates very fast and makes the roads quite hazardous in a blink of an eye. Unlike the flat lands that I grew up with in the Chicago area, Nova Scotia is covered with hills and va...

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Winter is Bowl Roughing Season....!! (work in progress)

02-05-2015 02:21 AM by TannerTurnings | 5 comments »

Well, it’s Winter here in the UK, and a good time to source some green timber & rough turn some bowls.I’m quite lucky in that I have a few friends who work cutting trees, so getting freshly cut timber isn’t much of a problem, and getting timber that has been cut in the Winter months is probably best if you want to turn natural edge bowls, but is also quicker drying as the sap content is less. Also, the temperature is much lower so that the timber doesn’t dry out s...

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4 drawer chest part 2

02-05-2015 12:11 AM by andyboy | 2 comments » Here is part to. making the drawers. (student project)

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Bedside cabinet student project part 3 #2: bed side cabinet part 1

02-05-2015 12:10 AM by andyboy | 3 comments » Bed side cabinet with a door.

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Knock Down Finishing Booth #1: Half Laps Everywhere

02-02-2015 07:14 PM by RoadHogg | 3 comments »

Since I don’t have a dedicated finishing room, in which I can control air flow and quality, I always run into an issue when finishing a project. When I apply finish, I can’t do anything else in the shop until I’m done the finishing process, since I’d create way too much dust. Even if I abstain from other work, there’s always dust that creeps into the finish. The solution is a dust free commercial finishing booth…but I’m not about to buy one. I d...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1489: The Quiet Before the Storm

02-02-2015 12:36 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

It is coming our way. . . After about a foot of snow on Saturday, and cleaning up yesterday, there is warning of anywhere from 40-50 additional cm of snow heading our way, starting this afternoon. (That's about 20 inches). The next week ahead also predicts snowfall, but tonight we will have a bit of a warm up that will change the snow to ice pellets and then it will turn back to snow again. All this will include winds as well.Winter has definitely arrived in Nova Scotia.I spent yeste...

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Rookie Woodturner Attempts a Chess Set #4: The Knights

02-01-2015 07:51 PM by JWags | 0 comments »

After taking a brief break to begin building a sewing center for my wife, I finally had time to get back to the chess set that I’m making. There is a 30 minute video on my channel that does the detail for those interested. But I also did a 4 minute version – the link is here: Hope you enjoy! This is great fun!

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1488: "Art Play Date" 2015 Launched!

02-01-2015 12:51 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Well, it seemed like January just flew by! What has started out to be a mild winter has turned into a lot of snow, wind and sleet. I think that yesterday we had the biggest snowfall yet for this year, and they are predicting 30-40 more cm of snow tomorrow.  Winter is definitely here.I think the month went by quickly for me because I had so much to do. My work schedule was even what I would consider heavy – and it takes a lot for that to be the case. I had several deadlines to get m...

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Nightstand #2: Implementation

02-01-2015 10:19 AM by Nate66 | 0 comments »

I started by using 1/2” birch veneer ply to build the sides. I cut three 1/2” dados along each side 1/4” deep for the shelves and base and the cut the shelves to measure and glued the all in place. The top I lapped over 1/2” on each side and 1” to the front to accommodate the door and drawer fronts.

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Rebuilding and improving a 1941 Powr-kraft wood lathe.

02-01-2015 03:35 AM by CyF | 4 comments »

So back in July of this past year I was collecting some Walnut Logs a friend had offered for the wonderful price of FREE. While there he turns to my Dad and I and says “Hey do you guys have use of another Lathe?” Dad and I looked it other back to him and said “What do ya have?” SO out to a shed behind his house we go. He swings the doors open and against the side wall near the back is a very old lathe(almost as old as my Dad LOL). He had no idea what brand it was it ha...

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