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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)
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#1 posted 07-16-2011 02:30 AM
That is so beautiful and elegant, William! I love that book too. It is a classic for scrollers and has so many wonderful project as you said.
You really did a great job on the wheel barrow. I am glad you are feeling a little better and up to being in the shop for at least a while. I know by your standards this is a small project, but it really is a nice one.
So pretty! Sheila :)
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"
#2 posted 07-16-2011 02:43 AM
Thanks Sheila.Actually, I’m not feeling great, but this was my second day back in the shop. I had to or I was going to lose my mind at home. I done some puzzle type things yesterday to ease back into things is you want to have a look.
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#3 posted 07-16-2011 03:20 AM
Nice work, William. You remind me of the time when I had surgery on both knees. Talk about not feeling good! Well, I got so tired of feeling bad and sorry for myself then, I decided to do something to occupy my hands, but mostly my mind! My hands weren’t hurting then, but they are now due to severe arthritis in the base of my thumbs. Well, grin and bear it or is it bare it? I once saw a T-shirt that said Growing old is: A pain in the neck (with a square in front of each choice for the check mark) A pain in the shoulder, A pain in the elbow, A pain in the wrist, A pain in the hands, A pain in the fingers, A pain in the back, A pain in the butt, A pain in the knees, A pain in the ankles. The bottom one had the only check mark in the box in front of “All of the Above” I hope you’re not there and won’t get there any time soon! God bless!
-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.
#4 posted 07-16-2011 03:26 AM
Well let’s see:Pain in the back…check. Bad back.Pain in knee….....check. One good knee left is about shot.Pain in the neck..check. That one has to do with my kids though. They keep making that vein pop out.Pain in the chest.check. Combination of saw dust and two pack a day. Nothing a hot cup of coffee won’t fix.You know what?I’m not old. I’m in the prime of my life. You know how I know I aint old? There’s a test you can take. There’s two things that happen when you get old.1. You lose your memory.2. You…You…....You….........................I can’t remember what #2 was.
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#5 posted 07-16-2011 03:42 AM
Looks good from here William. Glad to see you out and about.
-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence
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#6 posted 07-16-2011 06:52 AM
Nice little wheelbarrow. I’ll have to show it to my Ma next time I see her. She liked the clock and the desk of yours that I showed her a while back. Wanted to know why I didn’t make anything like that. I told her I don’t have a scroll saw Ma.
-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with
#7 posted 07-16-2011 01:26 PM
Thanks Devann.There was this old man and woman looking at some of my work one time. They were visiting from another state to their daughter’s house and she brought them by. The old man apparantly did a little wood work here and there but spent a lot of time in his shop. The old woman wanted to know what he had been doing out there since she hadn’t seen any work like mine come out of his shop and he’d been out there for years.The old man took his hat off, wiped the sweat away in sort of an “I’m getting aggrevated now” fashion and said matter of factly, “Well hell you old bat, what do you think I’ve been doing out there all these years. You don’t train termites to make holes where you want them like this guy has overnight.”
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#8 posted 07-16-2011 01:32 PM
William – glad you back at the scroll machine. GFreat job on the wheel barrow. I, also, have that book and love most of the projects in ti. I find, sometimes, the simpler the better.
-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.
#9 posted 07-16-2011 01:38 PM
Yes, that book is one of those “go-to” books when you just want a simple project, or looking for an idea. It is also full of projects that are easily modified or easily added together with other projects to make things.
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#10 posted 07-16-2011 02:01 PM
William a good book and you did a professional job at crafting the wheel barrow .
I need to get the dust off my saw and it is not saw dust . Been enjoying the summer with my garden , yard work and this weekend is Twin granddaughters (1 year old) and next weekend too .
Have a good day and keep the pain down
-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY
#11 posted 07-16-2011 02:17 PM
Hunter, when the grand daughters get older, you ought to get them in the shop as well. They may take over the scroll saw. I’ve seen several kids do some fantastic scroll work. One kid I met was seven years old and does work as good as mine. Of course, if you’re like me, you won’t let them mess with other tools like the table saw until they’re much older. So they may keep you busy sizing material down so they can scroll. My four younger boys enjoy working in the shop. They use their own tools. They have hand tools, hand saw, hammer, nails, screws, tape measure, etc. They use up most of my scraps. Lately it seems mostly what they build though is toy guns.
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#12 posted 07-16-2011 02:41 PM
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#13 posted 07-16-2011 07:14 PM
Wonderful job. Just amazing the possibilities there are
#14 posted 07-16-2011 10:23 PM
That is a pretty good story William;-))
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