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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #597: Who Said Work Has To Feel Like "Work?"

01-29-2012 02:34 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Yesterday was incredibly productive. I say that like I am surprised because, frankly I am. Not only did I map out the main shapes for the pieces I am working on, but I cut them too and finished about 90 per cent of the drawings. I think by the late morning I will be done with the drawing part of the project and ready to paint. I didn’t expect that at all. It strikes me as funny that some projects are just easier to do and bring to reality. The journey between what I envision in ...

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satisfaction of completion #1: Two burnings of wolfs

01-29-2012 07:07 AM by Jim Earl | 1 comment »

Well Today the buyer came to pick up the Burning’s. Completely satisfied with the end product. said she will recommend me to others. also says says she will be back for more. That was a great feeling of satifaction.

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #23: Sound Level Reduction

01-26-2012 02:42 AM by jerrells | 7 comments »

OK Scrollers, and anyone else, I need some help and information. I went to see an ENT for one of those check up things. After a lot of questions he was none too happy that I scrollsaw or anything else related to power tools. Now I use a DeWalt (52DB there) and a bucket head vac. but I can find its noise rating. I have been wearing the over the head earmuffs (with a 25DB noise reduction rating). Today after a lot of research I purchase some of the foam inserts as a second level of protection. ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #592: Done. (complete. through. ended. ready. finished)

01-24-2012 01:40 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

I had a rough night last night. For some reason I couldn’t really sleep. I think it was because I was thinking about packaging things up and calling for the parcel to be picked up by Purolator to go on its way. For those of you who haven’t been following along, the last week was a bit of a struggle for me. I am not sure why, but finishing up this project took more effort than it should have. Perhaps I am a just a bit tired or out of sorts. I was up several times during t...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #591: One More Day

01-23-2012 01:54 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Well, it wasn’t because of lack of effort that I didn’t finish yesterday. With looking ahead at what I need to accomplish today to finish, I think it was much more my usual nemesis – underestimation – that is to blame. It is funny how I always do this. Perhaps it is because of my optimistic ‘pink cloud’ thinking that I choose to embrace. I really and truly try to be realistic with my time lines, but it is yet to be an ability that I have mastered. I ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #590: Getting to the Finish Line

01-22-2012 02:41 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

Did you ever have one of those projects that seems to go on and on (and on) and you find yourself wondering if you will ever be finished with it? I am afraid that is what I have been going through with the project that I am currently working on (the calendar topper). Perhaps it is because it has been a three part series and I started working on it in September that it seems like it is never ending. Now you all know that it hasn’t been all I have been working on, or even the main fo...

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Farm - barn - toy

01-20-2012 01:01 PM by Muriel | 5 comments »

I have a dream … since I was as small girl I wanted a farm … never got one.Many years later my son received one for St Nicolas (in Belgium), he was 1 year old and played again and again … for years. Now the small plastic farm is resting in the attic like a treasure ! Few days ago I was asked by friends if I could make one big wooden farm box including “everything” ... for their little son.Remembering by son’s smile and hours of happines I said YES : a ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #587: One More Day of Drawing . . .

01-19-2012 02:47 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

Even though I spent most of the day yesterday drawing, I am still not finished with the last sets of designs for the calendar. I really wanted to be, but it just didn’t happen. I took time choosing my subjects and it wasn’t as easy as I initially would have thought. I still have the months of November and December to finish up and I hope to do so today. Sometimes when I have too many choices it gives me more of a problem then when I am not sure what I will be doing. With so ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #586: Still Drawing

01-18-2012 02:11 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

I am still working on drawing up the new sets for the calendar project. I spent the majority of the day doing as much and I am making good progress. Hopefully, I can finish up today and then tomorrow will be a day of cutting the pieces out and then on to writing the instructions. I made a little sample picture to show you: Today is just one of those days that I am short on words. I don’t know if that is a bad thing, or a good thing. I am quite focused on completing this assig...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #584: Sharing Ideas through Photographs

01-16-2012 02:14 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

It seems that most of yesterday was spent catching up with things and getting back to normal. Being offline for the day caused me to really get behind in my emails and computer things. While I accomplished a lot on the saw Saturday, there was a lot of stuff that I needed to do on the website that took a bit of time. One area on the site that I can’t seem to keep up with is the place where I show other customer’s photos. I have decided to look into a way to simplify how that ...

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