My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #742: Pieces Cut - On to Packaging

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 06-24-2012 11:06 AM 1442 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We finished cutting the pieces for the 500 kits yesterday. Everything went quite smoothly. It took us less than three hours to finish cutting the 80 kits that were remaining. Not too bad, I think.

Afterwards, we did a complete and thorough cleaning of everything. We vacuumed from the floor to the ceiling and everything in between. The whole process took about an additional half hour, which wasn’t too bad considering.

We are now ready for our final stages of the projects. Nearly all the patterns are printed and all that is left is to drill the pieces and package them. Keith is going to do the drilling, and I will do the packaging. I really don’t mind that part because it is nice to run a movie or something in the background while working.

Here is a picture of what we cut yesterday:

That is about 960 pieces. Our total cutting that we did in the past week was over 6000. These were by far the simplest to cut, and the job went quickly.

The rest of the day was spent working on the computers. I am on my new computer now and everything so far went very smoothly. I still have lots of work to do to set preferences for all the programs I need and to rearrange and organize everything so that I know how to get to it all. It is great to start our with a clean slate though and while I haven’t had much time on it yet, it seems quite a bit faster.

With that said, I will keep things short today. I hope you all have a nice Sunday.

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

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#1 posted 06-24-2012 01:00 PM

That’s a lotta stockings! Ya’ll have a gr8 Sunday

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 06-24-2012 02:12 PM

how can there be any kind of fouls spirit around when your cutting what looks like santa’s boots…you all have been really busy, glad you are at the tail end of this one, maybe you will get a small break before the next 500 kit order…:) don’t blame me if you get one…in fact if you do, we can split the profits…lol…been really busy here, but im due for a huge slow down, Ive got a young man coming over here for the summer on Mondays and Tuesdays to teach him some wood working , and were building him a red cedar post bed….and Ive got a new box im working on, had lots of yard work to catch up on, and then i have another project ill share in a PM…you guys have a great week and i still have not heard of a new tool purchase yet…come on keith, your slippin…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 06-25-2012 02:43 AM

Tremendous cutting work. The expected outcome for this demands will be double in years to come. Therefore you need to employ a new method (automated CNC) or a press cutter. Good luck for more cutting to come and profit too.
Take care,

-- Bert

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