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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #670: Today Will Be My Lucky Day!

04-13-2012 10:55 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. As I watch the pieces pile up, even I can’t believe that I got that much cutting done in such relatively short amount of time. And I was there. Here’s what we have so far: You would think that this much cutting would be painful and boring, but it was much more the opposite. Considering that I have only about three full days of work invested, in the actual cutting, plus a couple of hours here and there, I think I am doing...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #669: Hello Yellow Brick Road

04-12-2012 11:16 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 1 comment »

What a good day yesterday turned out to be. After the sluggishness of the past several days, it felt really good to have a day where I felt like I moved ahead and accomplished a great deal. I think my lull is over for now, and I hope that I can keep this momentum that I have and continue to cross things off of the list. My goal yesterday was to get through cutting the witch boots for the kits that I am making. I need 1200 of them to make the 100 kits and it is somewhat of a daunting ta...

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Intarsia Basics #2: Preparing Your Wood and Pattern for Cutting

04-11-2012 01:20 AM by KoryK | 18 comments »

Intro: Hello to all and welcome to the first installment of Intarsia Basics. Before we can start cutting we need to select the wood we want to use and get our pattern ready. Wood Choices: I prefer to start with stock that is one inch thick because that gives you a lot of depth that you can work with. It will require a little more sanding on some areas but it will help to give your piece a 3D look. It is your choice if you prefer to stain your wood to achieve the colors or use exot...

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Scroll Saws and Scrollingdesigns #1: Hello everyone

04-10-2012 08:52 PM by scrollingdesigns | 1 comment »

I am a new member to Lumberjocks and am just starting to do this type of networking. I am also pretty inexperienced with doing scrolling, only have had my scroll saw for 5 years but have not done very much with it. A long those lines, I am also starting a blog of my own, www.scrollingdesign.com. On my blog, I am going to be relating my experiences as I learn more about scrolling and scrolling designs. There is so much information and I am hoping to be able to help others by telling the reader...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #663: And Yet Another Idea . .

04-06-2012 10:59 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

After a full day of working yesterday, I am still finishing up the site update. Sometimes I think that my own ideas are the things that slow me down the most. Just when I think I am getting caught up, it seems that I have another idea and then I try to get it finished and include it in the current deadline. If I don’t, I start to feel that I am not trying my hardest and I get disappointed with myself. So I push. I used to do the same thing when I participated in neighborhood craft sales...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #662: A Nice Quick Little Project

04-05-2012 10:19 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Yesterday was spent getting things ready for the site update. Between finishing up the patterns for the new stuff, designing and cutting the new free pattern that I am offering and even drawing up a couple of additional quick designs it kept me pretty busy. I finished the pattern for the calendar topper and that is about ready to go. It came out to be 22 pages long, and includes all 12 months. I left the April and December months for Easter and Christmas respectively, as people can stil...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #660: New Projects Coming Together

04-03-2012 11:50 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Yesterday was one of those days where everything was falling into place. I had a lot of odds and ends to finish up with, but the satisfaction of seeing those project get done was really motivating and it kept me pushing to do more. I love when that happens. I finally got the cheese tray photographed. In speaking with my editor, I also found out that I still had several weeks until it was due to be in New Jersey at the magazine. After running right on deadline since last fall, it was a s...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #659: The Numbers Game

04-02-2012 11:12 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

I had another good cutting session yesterday. Everything went smoothly and according to plan. I finished cutting the first group of kits out (the hats) and looking at the two full boxes of 1200 pieces, I felt a great feeling of satisfaction. I am not generally a ‘numbers girl.’ Attaching numbers to things only tend to de-personalize them (is that even a word?) But as always, I am open to looking at things from new perspectives and when doing this amount of work, it isn̵...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #658: Wonderful Progress

04-01-2012 11:26 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

Yesterday I had a really good day cutting. I spent the majority of the day at the scroll saw working on cutting the pieces for the decorative painting kits that I am supplying. I made a huge dent in the pile – much bigger than I would have anticipated – and with only a couple more hours of cutting to do today, I will finish the first leg of my mission. Of the hundred dozen pieces that I need for the first pattern, I successfully cut 72 dozen. Here is what 72 dozen pieces lo...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #656: A Mini-Lesson in Production Work

03-30-2012 11:04 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

The sun is just coming up this morning and I can see that there is no snow on the ground. Already it is a good day. It’s going to be one of those days which involves lots of running around, and part of me feels as if I am not going to accomplish a lot. But that is a bad attitude, and I should try to see if I can get my mindset in another direction. After all, we can’t only measure our accomplishments by the number of pieces we produce every day. We all know there is much mo...

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