I am running a bit late today, as I got lost in answering emails and doing some other things. I did have some things that I wanted to share here though that may be of interest. I received my full sheet labels the other day from a Canadian supplier on Amazon . They arrived quickly and I am eager to use them on my next project today or tomorrow. The cost for 100 full sheets of labels was a total of about $30 with the shipping. While that may seem a little expensive, you have to remember th...
Like most that are getting into building again after some time away (close to 20years away lol). I have started off small with what I think I can do. Well it is getting close to xmas and since like most folks out there money is tight. I have made gifts for my family (I have already posted the finish gifts in my gallery). Right now I am making a gift for my mom and one to take to work for the gift exchange. My mom likes dolphins and I recently watched Steve Ramsey show me how to cut finger ...
A month ago, my wife asked me to paint a picture of her parent’s house. I’ve dabbled in acrylics and oils in the past, but I am on a scroll saw kick right now, so I suggested to her that I cut a portrait of her parent’s house instead. She wasn’t so sure since I’ve only been scrolling for about 4.5 months. Because she loves me ;) she trusted in me. I ordered Coyote Stencil maker and made this pattern from a photo she took of her parent’s house. I pr...
Yesterday was a good day. I did accomplish many of the things that I set out to do. One of the most important things was that I finished editing the video on how to drill the depressions for the embellished ornaments and also demonstrates a couple of cutting techniques for those ornaments. The link to the video is here: This time I shot it in several short segments. I tried to just show the technique that I described and finished the processes off camera. I felt that this way I was a...
Another Monday is upon us. Why is it the Mondays come so quickly? It is hard to believe that we are nearly half way through with November already and approaching the end of the year. Again. Looking back on the past year, it all seems to be a blur. I know we had a car trip to Cape Breton in there somewhere. Several days in the summer were spent cutting out witches’ hats and boots and Christmas stockings and packages. The day on the beach when I drew the snowmen. It all went by so quick...
Hey everyone, the contest has been going well and we have had entries from all over being submitted. There is still time to enter the contest and win some great prizes from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, Laguna Tools, Woodworkers guild of America, A Simple Design of Ocala and the United Federation of Woodworkers. The Contest ends December 3rd, 2012. Here is a look at the contest entries to date.
Sometimes it seems that no matter how long I have been designing, there is still so much that I learn with each project that I create. Perhaps it is because I am always striving to create new and different things. Or maybe it is because my exposure to different methods and circumstances and interaction with others help me figure out better ways to do things myself. In any case, it seems that I am constantly changing the ways I do things and hopefully improving the way I ‘teach’ o...
Just a reminder guys and gals. There is still plenty of time to enter the Christmas Box Build off which ends December 3, 2012. You can enter the contest by submitting a photo of your jewelry box or keepsake box to Contest@asimpledesignofocala.com or a video entry by posting a video response to the video in the link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aKAus5OogE There is a chance to win some great prizes from Laguna Tools , Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, Woodworkers Guild of ...
I spent much of the day yesterday writing a pattern packet and doing computer work. It seems that at the rate we have been making new things, it has been prudent for us to update the site every couple of weeks. From the feedback we receive from our customers, having two newsletters per months isn’t excessive in their eyes. I am happy about this, because the last thing that I want is to be pesty and bothersome to our customers and subscribers. I am not the greatest person when it...
Just a quick update on the Christmas Box Build Off contest from A Simple Design of Ocala. In this video I talk about the prizes and categories.
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