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Dec. 15, 2008

On Saturday I held a Sunrise Gathering (in our new tipi in the backyard—thank you Rick!)
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I gave out these shields to those attending. The shields represent the balance of night/day as well as inspire us to live with a balanced male/feminine energy.

I had found a suitable stamp at a craft store, took a picture of it and enlarged it on the computer; printed it off and used it as a pattern for the shields. I cut them out with the bandsaw and then I used a Dremel bit to carve out the lines and just a Sharpie marker to colour the lines.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#1 posted 12-15-2008 06:13 PM

Very cute! Looks good. Great idea.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#3 posted 12-15-2008 07:00 PM

You know that is a good idea, the blowing up of stamps etc, and making them bigger. I bet that would work for a lot of scroll and intarsia patterns. I have always loved the night day sign. I have earrings of it and a big metal one out in front of the house. What a neat idea

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#4 posted 12-15-2008 07:21 PM

I’m now using the image as my business logo. I’d love to make it large enough to hang by the road.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 12-15-2008 08:43 PM

Great idea Deb, I like the whole concept behind it. You are so lucky to have a family that gathers like yours does. A gentle reminder of the times gone in our family.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 12-15-2008 08:59 PM

It is starting to look like a regular construction zone at your place .lol

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#7 posted 12-15-2008 10:15 PM

Brrrrrrrrrr Debbie. It looks cold up there. Look out the big bad wolf might come & blow your house down. Maybe we could use your teepee down under to keep the sun out. LOL
Great job on the teepee.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 12-15-2008 10:20 PM

Very nice MsD. I love it.
To enlarge smaller patterns I use one those light projectors on a big piece of cardboard to trace the pattern.It works really well to get the size.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#9 posted 12-15-2008 11:16 PM

thanks everyone :)
good idea about the projector

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 12-16-2008 05:36 AM

Very nice Debbie.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 12-16-2008 05:46 AM

Way to go Debbie nice family project

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#13 posted 12-16-2008 12:31 PM

Neat idea!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#14 posted 12-16-2008 12:33 PM

Good job Debbie. I am sure they were well received.

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#15 posted 12-16-2008 01:13 PM

thanks :)
and yes they really liked them.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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