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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #517: Almost There

11-09-2011 02:16 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 15 comments »

I made a great deal of progress yesterday in my ornaments. I am truly happy with them so far and I look forward to finishing them up today. I finished cutting the final two by around noon, and I also remembered to take step-by-step pictures of the final one so that I can include them in the instructions. That is something that I sometimes forget about when doing projects such as this. I am so engrossed with seeing if things will work out as I planned, that I forget to do the obvious. ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #516: Quality Takes Time

11-08-2011 01:48 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I finally got a bit caught up with my sleep. The last couple of days have been odd. I suppose getting up so early has something to do with it, coupled with the time spent at the saw. Yesterday I felt a bit tense, like everything was going on too quickly and I wasn’t able to keep up with things. Every time I tried to sit down and work, something else would pop up that needed my attention. As time passed on, I felt more and more anxiety because I know I wanted to get to a certain poin...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #515: Baby Steps Can Take Longer, But the Results Are Often Worth It

11-07-2011 12:42 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

It seems that I am out of the gate quite early this morning. I wouldn’t think I would have been because I was simply exhausted last night and could barely keep my eyes open. But I awoke today well before 5 am and it was one of those times when there was no point in staying in bed anymore and I figure I may as well get something done and take advantage of the extra time. So here I am. I don’t remember having much difficulty adjusting to time changes before. Perhaps I am gett...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #514: Bring on the Scroll Saw!

11-06-2011 01:31 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

I was kind of proud of myself yesterday. I stayed focused. I was disciplined. I pretty much did nothing but draw all day. I did take an hour out to go for a hike in a new place in the woods near the house and that was nice and refreshing. The air was quite brisk and for the first time this year I had to put on layers of clothing to keep warm. But I was warm enough and the walk was just what I needed for a break from the computer. It reminded me how pretty things are around me. As we ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #513: I'm Really Getting Excited About This Next Project!

11-05-2011 12:09 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

Although I made great strides yesterday, I am still not quite at the finish line. Sometimes things are just like that. While I anticipated that I would be done with drawing this new set of ornaments yesterday, I just finished up the sixth piece last night and I was tired and had to quit for the evening. It was about 9:30 and I had worked on them most of the afternoon and my eyes just couldn’t take any more. I started my day early yesterday (the usual 5am) and I did accomplish qu...

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Optimal Cutting with minimum scrap - iPad app

11-02-2011 12:31 PM by SmartCutter | 18 comments »

I recently finished working on a cutting algorithm app for the iPad and iPhone called Smart Cutter, and wanted to share the app with every one hoping get some feedback from carpenters and wood workers. Smart Cutter finds the maximum number of small pieces cut from a larger sheet of paper with minimum scrap. It employs a state of the art algorithm to generate the maximum number of small pieces cut from a larger sheet of paper, wood, cloth or any other material, with minimum waste. Whether y...

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So you think you can go pro ? :) #11: 12.60 per ft Cherry :( But Then again :)

10-09-2011 05:13 AM by sawblade1 | 4 comments »

Good evening LJ’s, It has been a while since I was last on here, not much to talk about been chasing down leads and coming up with some work but nothing big yet !!! Today I was roaming a different Lowe’s and found a queen Anne Leg 19 7/8” in length for only $20 really? found out from reading the carton made in China !!! Solid cherry, Good sanding Job Best of all I didn’t have to make it :) Here is where the line blurs. To make such a leg would cost about $45 f...

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Online Scroll Saw Class - Incredibly Fun Adventures in Scroll Sawing #8: Lesson 8 - Cutting Inside Curves and Swirls

09-05-2011 02:00 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 14 comments »

By now you have had some time to practice cutting inside and outside corners. While getting nice sharp corners is really important to your scroll working, one of the signatures of traditional fretwork pieces are the graceful curves and swirls that you are able to cut with the scroll saw. In Victorian times, fretwork was cut either by hand or by using foot powered pedal saws. It was a delicate and painstaking process and took years of practice to master and accomplish. With the intr...

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Bleached Walnut desk

08-27-2011 03:06 AM by grosa | 10 comments »

Here’s how it went. Detail of the two part base.Gluing on the bleached corner post.All the solid wood parts are bleached. The plywood is not bleached, it would be too light.View of the insideThe two top pieces are the base molding. The two bottom pieces are the top molding. More bleached components. Everything on this cart has been bleached. ...

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Cutting 20" Black Oak Platter Blanks

07-28-2011 05:35 PM by OregonBurls | 7 comments »

Just wanted to share on of the ways we are using our new CNC for production. It makes it fast and fun! Thanks for watching! Please share this Vidio with your network!Greg541-450-9499

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