Today’s post will be really, really quick! I was just beginning to write and a big storm came through our area. It went from light to dark very quickly and the rain came down in buckets for a bit. Naturally, I shut things down and unplugged them, as it wasn’t worth the risk to keep online.
In any case, all has passed and it has calmed down and I am going to write quickly and briefly (Yes – I can!) just to tell you a couple of things that I wanted to share with you.
First of all – I was very excited yesterday when my friend Leldon hooked me up with a site that sold what they call “Scroll Saw Stick and Release” tape. This is double sided tape that is 8.5” wide and comes in two lengths – five foot and twenty foot. This will work perfect for applying your pattern easily and securely without any muss and fuss.
So many of my customers have come to me asking where to find it in the United States, and I was sorry to hear that the Double-Sided Dropcloth Tape that I had been using was not distributed there. Although this company is located in Ontario, Canada, they do ship to the United States for a very reasonable cost. I am going to try to get some as soon as I can and do a review on it as soon as possible. In the meantime, the company that has it is called Workshop Supply Online. The link to the tape specifically is here:
They also carry a variety of other nice woodworking products and some Judy Gale Roberts and Olson Blades which are both high quality for great prices. This may be a good blade source for those blades here in Canada, as we usually have to order the Olson’s from the United States. I will certainly update everyone as soon as I find more. I am looking into trying to organize another contest in Creative Woodworks and Crafts with them. Stay tuned . . .
On another subject, I did finish drawing my new patterns up and I began preparing them for cutting. I really am excited about these too, because they are looking pretty nice so far. You all know that my cutting days are sometimes my favorites, and I can’t wait to see how this set of three plaques turns out:
As you can see, I already cut the frames and did the bevel cutting and routing. Now all I need to do is the scroll work and finishing. I think they will look nice.
So with that all said, I am going to get to it. I hope you have a nice day today and get some creative work squeezed into your busy lives.
Take care and have a great Tuesday!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"