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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #379: Working and More Class Planning

06-23-2011 01:28 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

I thought that I would have gotten a bit farther yesterday than I actually did, but I can’t say it was a bad day at all. I suppose that sometimes things just take more time then we anticipate. I used to do that more then I do now, but I have been pretty realistic about mapping out and achieving my goals lately. I think writing things down here in the mornings helps me a lot with sticking to a plan. Even if I want to change things up in the middle of the day, at least I have a framew...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #375: I'm Starting to Plan the Scroll Saw Class

06-19-2011 01:14 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 14 comments »

As some of you may know, I have been asked to do a class on scroll sawing to present it here on Lumberjocks. I think that this will be a great way to introduce people to scroll sawing and get involved. Many of you that I have talked to already have a scroll saw sitting in the corner of your shop that is seldom used. I have had many requests as to instruction on how to use it properly, as well as blade choice, etc. As with many things that I do, in thinking about the class it is sometimes...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #373: "Roasted Birch" - a New Discovery for Me

06-17-2011 01:50 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

I love when I am so excited about work that I can’t wait to get out of bed to start the day. It may sound silly to some of you, but it does happen a lot lately. I was lying in bed thinking about the new projects and I couldn’t wait to finish working on them today. What has got me all worked up, you ask? It seems that I have stumbled upon a type of wood that I had never worked with before and used it out of necessity and now that the project is finished, I absolutely love it....

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #372: Two New Designs

06-16-2011 12:58 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Finally it is a day when I woke up to a clear sky and sunshine. It has been quite overcast and rainy for the past several days. I think the last time it was sunny out was Saturday when I washed the car. I have been waiting for a bright day so I can take some pictures of the latest projects with some natural light. Usually I use artificial light, but I like to experiment with both, as some things just look better with natural light. One day I will have to get some photography lights, but n...

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Scroll sawing #3: The saw arrives!

06-11-2011 12:43 PM by swamps42 | 3 comments »

Had I not been laying in bed in pain from overdoing it yesterday at my home construction site on what had already started as a high pain day, I would have been much more excited when Woodcraft called to tell me my saw had arrived. I got a log cabin kit delivered out at my property yesterday. Center-cut oak beams with dovetailed corners to build my new house, but that’s a whole other story. Anyhow, I finally got to go pick up my saw when my friend who’s carrying the loan got off...

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Tips and Other Stuff #2: Update to using contact paper to apply scrollsaw and other patterns

06-09-2011 02:40 PM by cmckerliesr | 0 comments »

Hey!You know I just hate it when find out that I have not done or tried everything to make something work. In this case if you remember. I had previously posted a tip for using shelving or contact paper to stick patterns especially scroll saw patterns to wood. Well a couple of days ago I got my usual WoodWorkers Guild of America newsletter. Which if you do not get this newsletter I suggest signing up for it. At the bottom of the newsletter I saw “Intarsia Pattern Tip” done by J...

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Scroll sawing #2: Good News! I sold my old saw!

06-06-2011 02:54 AM by swamps42 | 7 comments »

I managed to sell my old scroll saw the same day Guy Pal put the down payment on the new saw. It’s a cheap Harbor Freight saw, but it comes with a decent supply of blades, the original box, the paperwork, and a sturdy stand. I good friend of mine pounced on it when I offered it to him at $45. This money will go directly into guy pal’s pocket to start paying off my new saw. I was going to put it on Craigslist for 50, but I do still have lots of fond feelings toward this saw. I made...

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Scroll sawing #1: Ordering a New Saw

06-05-2011 04:29 AM by swamps42 | 6 comments »

I did it today. I went into Woodcraft, I admired the floor models of scroll saws, and then I bit the bullet. I ordered the 21” Excalibur. I should arrive Friday. I took out a loan from my best friend so I could buy the saw now, instead of in 6 months. This way I’ll be able to start using it now and have a HUGE stock of yarn bowls and ornaments for the holiday sales I’m a part of. Guy pal, who I borrowed the money from, was really sure I should get the Dewalt and save 300 ...

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Delta scroll saw restoration.

06-05-2011 12:39 AM by saddletramp | 13 comments »

This is my first ever Craig’s List find. Started with a brass wire brush and a lot of elbow grease. Too hard to do with out removing the table so I did some disassembly (actually took most of the saw apart and cleaned and lubed). More wire brush and more elbow grease, and some Boeshield T-12. Some more cleaning and lubing, and some reassembly and it actually seems to work. Now how did that happen. ;^O And now I have a Question. I seem to have to consta...

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Lathes and Turning #2: Honey Dipper

06-03-2011 10:09 AM by swamps42 | 3 comments »

I finally made a honey dipper. It’s got a bit of blow out around the honey groves. I think that not only did the lack of an appropriate parting tool hurt this spot, but the generally poor quality wood was against me too. It’s also much too big for a proper honey dipper in my opinion. But whatever, I made a honey dipper. I finished it with a canned butcher block finish oil. I think I’ll coat it with a beeswax/mineral oil finish later too. Unfortunately, I’m comin...

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