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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #579: Inspiration

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 926 days ago 1308 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday turned out to be a bit of a change of plans. I had intended to get to the saw and cut out my new ornaments, but the weather was nice and we had some things to do in Yarmouth so we decided to take off and go there instead. I didn’t feel too badly about it because we really worked all weekend long. I suppose one of the good things about being self-employed is being able to do that once in a while.

The weather was clear and the roads were too. Besides the small amount of snow we had over Christmas, there hasn’t been any on the ground. This morning I awoke to a light dusting and I was happy that we had our trip behind us. There is nothing really threatening as far as I see, but I am glad we got it over with in any case.

Today I plan to stay in all day and cut. I have finished all the ‘tweaking’ on the new drawings and now comes the fun part – making them. I am excited because I have a couple of more ideas of things I want to do immediately after this project is done. I am eager not only to see how these will come out, but also how everything else will too. It is a good place to be design-wise.

I also wanted to mention that I received a wonderful photograph from a customer of mine the other day. He had used my “Rocking Reindeer” pattern and modified it to make a Christmas Carousel. I thought that this was ingenious and it got my mind going in lots of directions. So often with scroll sawing, we think in only two dimensions. This expands designing to three and I absolutely love the concept of doing more projects such as this. Here is the picture he posted on my wall on Facebook:

I want to thank John Cosens for sharing his wonderful idea with me. I think it is a wonderful example of taking a design and modifying it to your own liking. He truly did an incredible job!

I truly appreciate when customers have fun with my designs. It just goes to show how much we encourage and inspire each other through our communication here online.

I hope you all have a great day today. I truly look forward to having some fun and seeing my drawings come to life!

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"



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spunwood

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#1 posted 926 days ago

Neat. Have fun cutting today

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 925 days ago

CUTE!

Good idea!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 925 days ago

I thought you already was thinking 3D and just letting Keith playing with the pens
before you commanded him to make some turns for you :-)
after the comment last year on combining the scrollsaw and lathe work in some of your designs

great to see others havn´t forgot what you say LOL

have a great evening
Dennis

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 925 days ago

Dennis – We are still thinking about doing combination lathe/scrollsaw designs down the line, but haven’t really had time to do them yet. It doesn’t mean we won’t. He is still learning about turning and doing mostly pens. Once he does some other things. we will see where that goes. :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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ksSlim

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#5 posted 925 days ago

We presume that you have already made a neat scrollsawn display for unique pens.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 925 days ago

Not yet, KS! He is working on one though. He is thinking things through. :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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ksSlim

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#7 posted 925 days ago

I’ve always wondered if you could do a pierced design on a pen blank THEN turn it for a filigree effect.
Might be a method to use “common” material for a very different look.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 924 days ago

Hi, Ks!
I am sorry it took me long to answer. I was out yesterday most of the day and then working. I wanted to show you this picture of something that we did a while back that is probably what you were thinking. When Keith first got his lathe, I cut a kitty silhouette into a blank before he turned it. We then used a dyed resin filler and let it harden. Here is the resulting pen:

There are definitely some possabilities. :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 923 days ago

COOL Cat!

That turned out pretty good!

Do you remember the type of resin and dye you used?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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