Yesterday I received my newsletter from Lumberjocks and in reading it, I noticed that Debbie had mentioned that I would be adding on to the class that I ran next year. I was glad that they thought it warranted being brought to the attention of the readers, as I am sure that many who followed the class don’ necessarily read the blog here on a daily basis and it was nice that they announced it so that those interested could again come and see what we are doing.
So far, the feedback that I received from this latest set of videos has been very positive. I have had many questions and positive remarks from both novice and seasoned woodworkers alike. I also like how some of the people whom I have come to admire and respect have said they learned a new tidbit or two of information. It makes me feel great.
Last night I reopened the class again. To those of you who read here, it will probably be old news, as I am using the same videos that I have been posting here. However, as time goes on and more people come to the class to see what is going on, there may be some new questions that are brought up and it could make for some interesting discussions.
As always, I invite you all to come by and add in your thoughts and ideas about questions asked – or ask some questions yourself.
In a way, I feel like I am doubling up on posting. But I do understand that it may be two completely different groups of people between those who take the class and those who read here every day. The posts here will be a couple of days ahead, as I will leave a day or two in between posting the class in order for those participating to better digest the information and maybe try some of the things out. I understand that with all of the heat that many are experiencing that for some, shop time is short or non-existent right now. But the one thing that is good is that when they are ready to return to their shops later on when it cools off, all the information will be in one tidy place and they won’t have to sift through 700+ entries here to find it. That will be great for me too, as it will make it easy for me to refer my customers with particular questions to a single place that is focused on the lessons. So posting things both here and there is really the best solution.
It surprised me very much how much I have enjoyed doing these mini-lessons. While I still don’t feel completely comfortable with myself in front of the camera, I am almost completely over just showing my hands there and doing what I have to do. Once I get into the process, I rather forget that I am being recorded and it isn’t difficult to continue on doing what I do on a daily basis. I am glad that the audience here is kind and you all don’t mind the little mistakes or boo boos that I make along the way. It takes lots of the pressure off of me.
Today I will share Part 4 of the series here with you. This segment shows how to remove the pattern from the scrolled pieces without breaking them, as well as some sanding tips. While I know that sanding isn’t really an art form, I do feel that there are some things that help me do it easier and more effectively, again without causing any damage to the delicate pieces. As I stress in the video, I feel that sanding and finishing our pieces are just as important as cutting them in the first place. Many times I see beautiful scrolled work that has ratty edges or poor finishing and it really does take away from the piece itself. Sometimes it is as if people feel that once the challenge of scrolling the piece on the saw is done, they don’t have to take the time to finish it properly. I believe that the finishing process for any piece is equally important to the cutting and building process itself and should be given the same respect.
So once again, below is the video:
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I hope you enjoy the clip and as always, I appreciate your thoughts and questions.
Have a great Wednesday
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"