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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)
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#1 posted 09-16-2010 12:50 PM
I really enjoyed seeing you build this delightful project, William. It came out so nice! I love the waves on the rocker, too. They really look cool. I think that any child will love to play on this – it will send their imaginations racing!
The stain colors are just beautiful too. They are bright and vibrant and I agree with you liking that better than paint. I think it should look beautiful for a long, long time.
This was a real treat to see how you put this together step by step. Thank you so much for taking the time to show us and tell us the story. Wonderful blog and project!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"
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#2 posted 09-16-2010 01:48 PM
Delightful. Nothing quite like creating something that you know will be appreciated. Nice work William.
-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.
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#3 posted 09-16-2010 02:15 PM
I like that little boat rocker. Kids love stuff like that boat. They can get into a boat like that and sail around the whole world inside their own minds. The kids have great imaginations, you know? Great project, William; that will make some child very happy.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
Dick, & Barb Cain
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#4 posted 09-16-2010 02:17 PM
I just discovered this blog today.
This is a cute project that I’m sure a kid will enjoy, & maybe keep for his own children someday.
-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1
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#5 posted 09-16-2010 02:23 PM
Have you thought of using the router to make your pieces? You rough them out on the bandsaw quickly, then tack a hardboard template on and use a flush cutting trim bit in the router to make the final cut. Perfectly square and spot on accuracy every time. If you make many of these, the templates will be a boon, believe me.
-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!
#6 posted 09-16-2010 02:26 PM
I tried before making templates and routing out pieces Tiny. It took the fun out of everything to me. If people want to buy them, they can just wait and give me time to build them the way I always do.
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#7 posted 09-16-2010 05:44 PM
Very cool rocker! design and color look great.
-- Z, Rockwall, TX
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