Had I not been laying in bed in pain from overdoing it yesterday at my home construction site on what had already started as a high pain day, I would have been much more excited when Woodcraft called to tell me my saw had arrived. I got a log cabi...
|View swamps42's:||home||workshop||projects (7)||blog (6)||reviews (0)||forum topics (0)||buddies (0)||favorites (7)||activity log|
None so far
42 posts in 1928 days
Location: Colorado Springs
I love to create. It doesn't matter much what the materials are, so long as I am crafting. I enjoy woodworking, primarily with my scroll saw. I'm slowly learning to use a lathe too.
In addition to my woodworking, I sew, quilt, knit, crochet, embroider, needle felt, and make a variety of types of jewelry. My favorite thing to make in all types of crafting is toys.
I also enjoy combining my skills. I'm working on some new patterns that require woodworking, wool, and a bit of leather too. It's tremendously fun.
My main goals right now are to finish building my home since I just bought my first piece of property (at only 27 years old too!), pay off my new Excalibur 21" scroll saw, and get a website going where I can sell my patterns. I'm disabled and have been out of work for a few years. I'd like my creativity to be able to pay the bills. I'm not well enough to manufacture the wonderful handmade items in the quantities needed to make a living, but I sure can pump out exciting new patterns for all of my craft types!
-- -Kim, Peyton, CO
Latest Activity | view all »
|added project||Fox Terrier Necklace||02-01-2013 04:43 AM|
|commented on||Siamese cat necklaces||09-29-2011 02:53 AM|
|added project||Siamese cat necklaces||09-26-2011 04:43 AM|
|commented on||First Ever Inlay - Wooden Dog Pendants with Gorilla Glue||06-21-2011 02:27 PM|
|added project||Lathe Table||06-21-2011 02:17 PM|
|added project||Scrolling Chair||06-21-2011 02:09 PM|
|commented on||First Ever Inlay - Wooden Dog Pendants with Gorilla Glue||06-21-2011 01:57 PM|
|commented on||First Ever Inlay - Wooden Dog Pendants with Gorilla Glue||06-21-2011 01:52 PM|
|commented on||Lathart - House - Mother's Day Gift for Wife||06-21-2011 01:43 PM|
|commented on||Eagle Intarsia||06-21-2011 01:40 PM|
|added project||First Ever Inlay - Wooden Dog Pendants with Gorilla Glue||06-21-2011 01:25 PM|
|commented on||Spindle Sander Cabinet||06-15-2011 10:40 AM|
|commented on||Random End Grain Block Tutorial||06-15-2011 10:34 AM|
|commented on||The Wave Pen||06-15-2011 10:27 AM|
|commented on||swamps42's Profile||06-14-2011 05:24 PM|
Latest Projects | view all 7 »
Latest Blog Entries | view all 6 »
I managed to sell my old scroll saw the same day Guy Pal put the down payment on the new saw. It’s a cheap Harbor Freight saw, but it comes with a decent supply of blades, the original box, the paperwork, and a sturdy stand. I good friend of...
I did it today. I went into Woodcraft, I admired the floor models of scroll saws, and then I bit the bullet. I ordered the 21” Excalibur. I should arrive Friday. I took out a loan from my best friend so I could buy the saw now, instead of in...
I finally made a honey dipper. It’s got a bit of blow out around the honey groves. I think that not only did the lack of an appropriate parting tool hurt this spot, but the generally poor quality wood was against me too. It’s also much...
I’ve been trying very hard to create a honey dipper, but since I don’t have an appropriate parting tool, it’s next to impossible. I have gotten very good at turning a square 2″x2″ bit of super cheap construction lumber into 10″ long dowels that ar...