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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1039: Progress

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 435 days ago 794 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Once again, I have to smile at my own optimism.

As I looked at the pile of pieces to cut after returning from my morning errands yesterday, I remember thinking to myself, “I can probably get that all done today.” That included sanding and finishing the pieces that I cut on Sunday. Sometimes I just make myself laugh.

Needless to say, as the afternoon wore on, reality hit. I worked at what I would consider a “normal” pace – neither hurrying nor laboring on the pieces, but things were taking quite a bit of time. It was another example of a gross underestimation on my part.

At one point, I realized that I was out of my favorite scroll saw blades. Now how did that happen?. I use the tiny 2/0 reverse-tooth blades for most of the tiny detail work that I cut (which is most of the time) and both Keith and I had thought we had another gross of them here on hand. But it turned out to be the same small size, but in non-reverse, which meant a little extra sanding when I was finished (for those who may not know – ‘reverse tooth’ blades have the bottom inch of the teeth facing upward, so that there is less fraying and tear out on the back of the piece.) Fortunately, when cutting with that small size of blade, the tear out is minimal anyway. So I suppose it isn’t really that big of a deal. We had to put an order in for more.

I continued to work until dinner time. I finished the lid of the box that I was working on and I am very pleased with it.

I loved the curly maple that I used for the piece. While it is a little darker in color than I expected, it really has a beautiful figure to it.

It is not sanded yet. And I think it will look really nice once finished. The sides however needed some modifications on them from the original design. I had originally intended to make the box with tab and slot sides, but I don’t think that will be the way to do it. I am spending the day modifying the sides and cutting them out and then I will see how things go. It is just one of those times when I change my mind mid-project to make things better. I hope so anyway.

So I will spend another day here at the saw. I have to do some photographs of the first project though, so I will be doing that too. I should however make a good deal of progress. I should have more pictures tomorrow.

I wish you all a good Tuesday.

-- 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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 434 days ago

Well – as it was just pointed out to me, I misspelled the word “Divine.” When I looked it up, the definition for it reads as follows:

devine
adjective, noun, verb
a frequent misspelling of divine.

Ah, well -

I guess I made some really pretty fire wood! :/ I suppose you will all know what I am doing today!

I wish you all a better day than I am having! LOL

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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BritBoxmaker

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#2 posted 434 days ago

Such precision!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 434 days ago

Sheila that is a beautiful combination
It has that other dimension to it
I never saw the spelling error, I saw the meaning
So I’m going to reward myself with some tea and scones
Have a wonderful day

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 434 days ago

Thanks, Martyn. I was really proud of the cutting. I took time to make each point and curve beautiful. Oh, well! Good practice as I said. I liked it so much that I get to cut it again! :) YAY!

Jamie – enjoy your tea and scones. I had an English muffin with marmalade this morning. One of my favorite treats. Comfort food I suppose. ;)

Have a good day both of you!

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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Bluepine38

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#5 posted 434 days ago

You are supposed to keep a closer look out for those gremlins that sneak in and change the spelling on your
patterns when the cats are sleeping and you are not watching. We have a beautiful day here, the liquid
sunshine of last week finally left, so I guess I will go play in the shop. With that hiccup out of the way, the
rest of your day should be great.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 434 days ago

You sure are accurate with that saw!

Cutting perfection.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Celticscroller

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#7 posted 434 days ago

A beautiful piece Sheila. So what if it’s spelt wrong – as Jamie says he saw the meaning! It’s a great piece – love it. And the fire doesn’t need it! As I keep telling the kids, everything is fixable!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 434 days ago

Thank you kindly to all of you. :) I suppose today was just an ‘off’ day so I am finding comfort that the error was pointed out before I continued on with the project. That is a good thing. I really appreciate your support and I am very happy that I have you all as “friends” to make these days better. ((HUGS)) to you all!

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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BertFlores58

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#9 posted 434 days ago

Hi Sheila,
Phonetics…. I dont even know how to spell. In Asian countries, and some non-english speaking countries… A long as it sounds the same plus the accent.. It is alright. I notice also the “O” might be “Oh” but who cares. What I look is the actual finish of it and the mispelled ‘devine’ is overseen just because the project is so good and accurately cut. The attention too is on the message.

On the other hand, I am still thinking of correcting the piece by just inserting a block then recut however I can see that your board is somewhat an endgrain cut which will make it difficult to find the right piece to match the block.

Have a nice day.

-- Bert

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 434 days ago

Thanks, Bert. Phonetically, it should be correct- right? That darn English language again! I would take your advice on the piece and do a patch, but this piece is heading to the magazine for publication, so it is really out of the question.

Lesson learned.

Good thing I enjoy cutting! We can call this a ‘make work’ project. ;)

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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Jay Wells

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#11 posted 434 days ago

Always look for the silver lining, At least it wasn’t a tattoo:)

-- Find your limitations, and ignore them!

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Roger

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#12 posted 429 days ago

The saying on there goes right with that beautifully grained wood

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 428 days ago

Thank you so much! :D

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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