I sit here and wonder if I missed something. Could it be that winter has come and gone so quickly? Although it is only January 8th it feels more like March already. We had some snow last week, but that is long gone and it is quite warm out. While I know that is good for many people, I kind of miss the colder weather. But I know I am not thinking like the masses. We did have one colder evening last week and we took a nice long walk. The cold air felt nice and refreshing on my face and...
A few days ago, I posted and BLOG and sent out a number of personal E-Mails about NO SALES – SHOULD I CLOSE SHOP. Well I got many replies and there were some said, “CLOSE”. However, and for the sake of good sanity a lot of fine family and friends said nice things about my work. I realize that at one time I said, “I fell in love with scroll work”, and I still do. Not sure if some sinus issues, lack of sales, HOT temperature in Texas or the crush of summer chores warped this old brain into sayi...
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...
I am fairly new to scroll sawing just need some help with blade selection. cutting 3/4 walnut i have been useing olson #7 skip reverse tooth pgt is that a good choice. what to use for 1/2 hickory.and what blade speed should i be using. thanks to all
I need help finding an article/plan to make a US flag that holds the 50 state quarters. I saw the article/plan somewhere recently (in the last couple months) don’t remember what magazine or web site I saw it in/on. I’ve looked thru probably 100 magazine back issues, searched in LJ’s, and Googled it, no luck. I do remember one thing about it for sure, it said to buy the wooden stars at a craft store. The flag it’s self was waved like it would be blowing in the wind ...
Making some pretty boxes for my Nieces and Daughter. This one in under construction and redesign allot. The only part I like is the top I made.I wanted to try Parquetry and bought some selections of wood veneers and give it a shot. So this is where I am Mahogany sides, Ebony Frame and My picture of the favorite flowershe likes… Its almost done and it looks like this so far… So I will post a project for it when its done…
I would like to know if anyone has a better method of filing and finding scrollsaw files on your computer. For about six months I hadve been dumping them into a folder called Scroll Saw Files (how cute). Steve Good posted a neat way to preview the files as you scroll through them – works OK. Do you guys files them by type, design or some other method. I would really like some input here before I get any more out of control. Thanks
I have a project that I am working on (to be posted in about a week) where I needed to enlarge a PDF pattern file. Have never done that before so I started out the very hard way. I would copy a section of the file, paste it into MS Publisher then draw some lines the right length and try to enlarge the pasted graphic to the size. Major problems were, time it took and the print were real fuzzy (pixel enlargement). Well after cutting the first several pieces I figured there had to be a better wa...
Today is what I am going to call a day to tie up loose ends. I get those every once in a while – usually in between projects where it seems that everything is everywhere and I just need a day to put everything away and reorganize it all and get things tidied up. As I look around my place here, there seems to be stuff scattered here and there and it can be mighty annoying and counter-productive for me to work with things like this. I really don’t like clutter, and with living ...
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