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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1091: Better Late Than Never

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 393 days ago 903 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1090: Getting Back on Track Part 1091 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 1092: Doing What I LOVE to do! »

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:

http://store.workshopsupply.com/catalogue/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=scroll+tape&x=-643&y=-31

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"



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CFrye

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#1 posted 393 days ago

Oooo Layers! I have so many projects going on right now and I said I wasn’t going to start anything new until they were finished. I feel my resolve weakening… A quick search showed http://www.scrolleronline.com/product/Scroll_Saw_Tape/820
Has the tape you mentioned in the USofA. Unfortunately it is on backorder :-(
Interested in hearing your evaluation of the tape. I currently cover the wood with painter’s tape and spray adhesive the pattern to that.
OK, I’m off to the shop to get stuff DONE! Thanks for sharing Sheila!

-- God bless, Candy

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 393 days ago

Hi Sheila good to see you are as busy as usual.
I’m snowed under as well, I need to cut out 108
slant boards today, just for Amazon.

Have a sublime day
Jamie
No scones for a wee while. :(

-- 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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Celticscroller

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#3 posted 393 days ago

More nice patterns! I’m really interested to see how those birds in the background fit in. I’m almost finished the wedding present I’ve been working on and then I can get back to the fun stuff again – not that the wedding present wasn’t fun to do!
Have a great day Sheila. We are into our 33rd day without rain – a record breaker.
Thanks for sharing the Workshop Supply website. It’s nice to know of a Canadian supplier for scroll sawing supplies.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 393 days ago

Hi, Candy, Jamie and Anna! Again, I am checking in late. I spent the day cutting and then we took a trip to visit Keith’s dad tonight. He seemed to be doing a little better, which is great. :)

Candy – Yes – I did realize that Scroller, Ltd. sold the Scroll Saw Tape, but I was looking for someone else to recommend. I used to sell my patterns through them and don’t anymore.

You should try Workshop Supply and let me know what you think of them. I really like to recommend only reliable companies that I trust. :)

Jamie – you have certainly got your work cut out for you! (no pun intended!) I am happy you are doing so well with the slant boards though, and I hope you reach your goals in cutting. I would love to see a picture of one when you are done. :)

Anna – I am glad you like the drawings so far. I cut them all out today and they were really nice to cut. Not too hard, and fun and they didn’t even take that long. They look really cool, too! I still have to cut the birds tomorrow, but I will have some additional pictures in tomorrow’s blog.

Sorry no rain. We are certainly getting our share here! Tonight we drove home in THICK fog! Very cool and damp for the summer.

Have a good evening, all. Thanks for stopping by and saying ‘hi!’ I love hearing what you are up to. :)

Sheila

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 392 days ago

I also found that the supplier on Ebay (who has FREE SHIPPING to the United States) has the tape I use back in stock. The prices are really close and with the free shipping, certainly worth it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHURTAPE-DF191-103353-36mm-x-25m-Painters-DoubleSided-Dropcloth-Tape-Green-4PK-/200908549415?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec7152d27

:)

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

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