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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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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #701: Making Choices

05-14-2012 10:39 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

Choices. We all have them and make hundreds of them every day. Some are automatic and simple (do I want cream or milk in my coffee) while others can be more difficult and have a lasting impact on our lives or businesses. This is especially true if you have your own business. While it may seem to be really glamorous and ‘cool’ to be able to make all the decisions regarding your future, sometimes it can get taxing. Some decisions aren’t as easy to make as others and the...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #700: Everything's Working (that's scary!)

05-13-2012 11:24 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Sometimes we plan things and they actually work out like they are supposed to. When that happens, it can be puzzling and confusing. Have I finally found the ‘magic formula’ to make things work? Humm . . . I spent the day yesterday cutting. (And cutting and cutting some more) It wasn’t a bad thing. In fact it felt really good to be at the saw. As I watched the piles of wood grow I felt a great sense of accomplishment. While I was working, my little Canon printer w...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #27: A Good Day in the Shop - Kinda

05-12-2012 11:18 PM by jerrells | 0 comments »

Is was a good day in the shop – as Shelia would say – kind of. I have been organizing and throwing out. If I have not touched it in several years – OUT OF HERE. That is what I did not of the day. But then there is that scrollsaw sitting over there. A friend of mine wanted a hook to hand a quilt on the wall. OK first project. Now to the second. Well I wish I had gotten to the second. As I looked at the project I did not have enough wood for that one. OK another project ...

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"Eagle's Realm "Intarsia #3: Gaining on it

05-09-2012 12:09 PM by wdkits1 | 1 comment »

This has been a challenging project. The background has been difficult to get the proper depth but I’m gaining on it. . I will go ahead and finish the background as I have it drawn out but I’m sure I will change a few pieces until I get the effect I’m looking for. Woods used—Walnut, Holly,Spalted Beech,Spalted Sycamore, Yellowheart, Ebony, Fishtail Oak, Poplar, Lignum Vitae, Purpleheart, Afromosia, Vera wood, Peruvian Walnut, Tulipwood. 140 pieces so far.

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #696: So, I Guess I am Back in Production

05-09-2012 11:12 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

A funny thing happened to me this week. I wouldn’t really call it funny in the comical sense, but rather it was more ironic. I was thinking about everything that I want to design and for some reason or another I haven’t really felt as focused and productive as I could be. Perhaps it is because Keith hasn’t been feeling well (he is doing better, and almost back to normal). Perhaps because my saw was ‘sick’ too. Or maybe it was just because I was overwhelmed by...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #695: Lots to Keep Me Busy!

05-08-2012 11:57 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

I had a pretty decent day of work yesterday. As usual though, I didn’t get as much done as I wanted. There always seems to be lots of things to do that get in the way of woodworking and designing. It seems that Mondays are like that sometimes, as I am catching up on the things once the weekend is over. I did get the Happy Birthday pieces sanded and oiled. I made two sets with the intent of staining one set and leaving the other one natural. They look good and fit on the topper n...

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