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YES -I am well underway on making my Christmas projects. The craft shows will be here before I know it. I am already signed up for two BIG ONES and looking for one more. I figure if I cut four of five projects per day (six days) I could be ready. These ornaments measure about 4 inches wide by 2 inches tall and are made from 1/4 maple. I am thinking about paint the embellishment (Christmas tree, stocking) on some to see how they look or else they will just get a natural finish. Problem is I am not on that pace and it is getting hot in Texas.

The first two times I tried to cut these I broke both sets. A quick E-Mail to Keith at Shelia Landry Designs and he set me on the right path. This is what I really like about working with Shelia or Keith. No matter how dumb or off base the question may be I (or you) will get and answer quickly. Thank guys.

I have a full set of the word ornaments to cut (times two), some filigree ornaments, lots of candle trays, A good selection of baskets and bowls and many more items.

Well, as you can tell I need to be off to the shop so have a nice day.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#1 posted 06-08-2013 02:50 PM

Wow! You’re getting an early start. These are nice and you’ll make someone happy.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 06-08-2013 03:11 PM

Nice projects and great cutting. Could you share the tip you got? I love to avoid mistakes. lol

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#3 posted 06-08-2013 05:28 PM

Very, very nice. Share the tip, please.

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#4 posted 06-08-2013 06:55 PM

Well, the tip is not a real tip but here goes. I want to scroll these out of 1/8 thick and tried Walnut (single layer first) and broke it in two places at the same time. Then I tried two 1/8 pieces stacked together and it broke.

The instructions clearly say 3/16 to 1/4 material and a close grained, also. Walnut is too brittle and has hard and soft spots. So really it was suggested to follow instructions.

Now in this case Keith, at Shelia Landry Designs, sent two detailed E-Mails on this issue. He explained it very well and in detail. This is the reason I just love working with Shelia and Keith.

Hope this helps.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#5 posted 06-09-2013 03:20 AM

Oh yes an early start is a must – I know, I did not start early enough last year and ended up struggling to get it all done by Christmas last year. Started in January this time and was making good progress, except for when I find an other project that I think would be great for Christmas.


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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 06-09-2013 09:08 AM

You did a beautiful job, Jerrell! These aren’t the easiest things to cut out! We both really love to see people enjoy our patterns and we always try to be here to help when help is needed. :) Glad they came out so nice!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 06-17-2013 06:28 PM

Those turned out really nice and I also have been looking at ornaments to get started on my Christmas stash. Haven’t started just looking. Nice to see someone on the ball.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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