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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #741: Getting There . . .

06-23-2012 12:13 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

We had a really good day cutting yesterday. One thing that I learned early on when doing a project was to do the most difficult parts of it first and save the easiest part for the end. That way, you tackle the most difficult parts when you are fresh and excited. It wasn’t as if cutting any of the pieces were difficult, but some of the shapes were certainly easier and quicker than others. Of the four different sets of pieces, the Christmas stockings were definitely the fastest ones ...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #31: Staining Baltic Birch Plywood

06-21-2012 11:52 PM by jerrells | 5 comments »

OK this may be a really dumb question but here goes. Staining Baltic Birch Plywood. When you purchase it does it generally have some type of sealer on the surface. I just got finished cutting a fretwork clock out of baltic birch and staining it and it looks horrable. My only choice it to attempt to sand it and apply a different stain method. I generally get my wood from the local Rockler store but sometime purchase some from Lowes. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #30: DeWalt DW788 Question

06-13-2012 09:08 PM by jerrells | 2 comments »

On my DW788 where the upper part of the blade attaches it seems that that assembly is loose. There are two allen bolts that hold it in place but is seems looser than normal. The owners manual does not give instructions about tighten these or doing any maintainence in this area. Any adivice in this area – PLEASE.

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natures toys #1: Idea for another project...

06-08-2012 10:18 AM by Spofeo | 0 comments »

Well i have finished the hen house, and it is ready for production, but my mind wanders and new ideas keep comming up! At the time i have to start producing my figures, so i can contact the store i am planning selling them from (hopefully). This store has a great location right next too one of our areas biggest castles, this means that there comes alot of tourist by every day! with this in mind and the summerseason already begun, i feel a litle preasure :D But no preasure? there will always b...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #29: Scrollsaw Planning

06-07-2012 11:54 PM by jerrells | 1 comment »

On my way out to the Scrollsaw several weeks ago I realized that I did not have the wood for the intended project. So it was either run to Rockler or find a different pattern. After pattern searching for about an hour I realized that this is pointless and a waste of time. Now I will admit to reading most all of Shelia’s blog’s on a daily basis. She always seems to have it under control. Also, I will admit that at one time, in my working life, I taught and sold Planning and Orga...

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End Grain Floor #14: Leviathan Part 3

05-25-2012 03:36 PM by Nate Meadows | 24 comments »

Hmm, where was I…O yes. The red material had arrived and so I laid it all out on the table to decide which one would go into the eye. There was Redwood burl, Amboyna Burl, Red Mallee Burl, Roble Burl, Red Swirl Resin, and Red Sea Coral. I chose the Red Sea Coral not just because of its color but because it came from the sea and I am sentimental, I thought it would be cool to have it in the “SEA Monster” :) It was a bit disappointing because when I sanded it flu...

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End Grain Floor #13: Leviathan Part 2

05-25-2012 03:04 PM by Nate Meadows | 6 comments »

While the Epoxy was curing on the Mother of Pearl, I started cutting out the body. I started with the lips which I cut out of Tulip. (I have to admit, the mouth looks creepy here:) ) I then started cutting the body out of the Snakewood. There was a small challenge here. I had to break the body up into section so that it would follow the pattern on the Snakewood, otherwise as the body of the Leviathan bent and curved the pattern would not follow it. I actually messed up on the first se...

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Intarsia Basics #5: Welcome back, Let's Start Adding Spacers and Shaping Our Pieces

05-24-2012 03:01 AM by KoryK | 11 comments »

Thanks for joining in again and I apologize for the delay. Hand is doing a lot better and it feels great to be back in the shop. Thanks for your patience and your encouragement to get better. In this section we will focus on shaping and sanding our pieces. In my opinion, this is the most important part of the process. Depth is what makes a piece really stand out and the more depth you use in your project the better you’re going to like the end result. We have all seen intarsia pieces...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #28: On my way to do some Scrolling

05-15-2012 09:11 PM by jerrells | 3 comments »

So I have been a little behind in creating scrollsaw projects. Today was a perfect day to do some catch-up. The weather was nice with some breeze blowing and mild temperatures. I have projects all lined up and the material to complete some (see the previous post). So I was going to do some scrolling. Well as it happens, about a week ago I noticed a black dot in front of me floating around. I realized it was some optical issue but not sure what. I learned that it could be what is called ...

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"Eagle's Realm "Intarsia #5: IT'S DONE

05-15-2012 12:54 AM by wdkits1 | 4 comments »

Hi EveryoneWell , after about 40 hours of cutting and fitting and redesigning , I finally got the “Eagle’s Realm” intarsia project complete. Took about 3 hours today to glue in all 175 pieces and apply 2 coats of spray on satin poly.The biggest hurdle was getting the depth in the background but I got it, Whew that was tough!!! Woods used—Walnut, Holly, Spalted Beech, Spalted Sycamore, Yellowheart, Ebony, Fishtail Oak, Poplar, Lignum Vitae, Purpleheart, Afromosia, Vera ...

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