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Ebonizing; Steel Wool and Vinegar

09-05-2008 02:04 AM by Allison | 39 comments »

A few months ago I had read an article about ebonizing wood with steel wool and vinegar. Awhile back I tried this and absolutely nothing happened. I never even tried again. Ebonizing is a stain of sorts I guess. I also have heard there are several ways of doing this. The reason the original article caught my eye was because I sure as hell don’t have the money to buy Ebony (wood), and I am forever wanting or needing dark/black wood for my projects and I do not like to use paint, to the ...

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Building our own washer, dryer pedestals. #2: Some progress pictures.

04-08-2010 08:27 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 22 comments »

I’ve been poking along with this project, fitting it in with other chores around the house. It seems like as a person gets older, it takes more time to get anything done, but it gradually gets done.. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~After attaching the side panels, I glued in a piece of foam pad as a silencer. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To stretch my plywood, plus protect the ply edges, I glued ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #574: Valentine Ornaments are Just About Finished!

01-05-2012 03:16 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 18 comments »

I had another good day yesterday, and pretty much finished the work on the new Valentine ornaments I was working on. I am happy to report that I didn’t even break any of the small pieces while I was sanding them and cleaning them up. All the scrollers out there know what a plus that is when doing something like this. It seems that sometimes breaking off small pieces is just part of the project at times. I find when I do break stuff, that the new Gorilla wood glue is excellent for...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #624: We Can Chalk Another One Up!

02-25-2012 11:28 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 15 comments »

While simple, this latest project took a little figuring out. As I stated yesterday, I wasn’t really happy with some of the things that I initially drew and like many of the projects I design, it took some revisions to get it how I wanted it to be. I know sometimes people think I just draw, cut and I am done, but lots of times there are some little things that don’t go together quite right or feel right and I have to tweak things just a bit and re-cut or remake them. Other times...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1076: Body Parts

07-08-2013 10:32 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 14 comments »

While I worked on my project most of the day, I still have another day to go before it is (hopefully) completed. I don’t really mind though, as it is coming out nicely and I also am learning how to use some new products and figuring out new techniques in applying them. I always like to look at each pattern as a lesson. Besides just the basic line work and construction of the project, I like to think that those who use my patterns are not only putting together the pieces, but learni...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1115: Halloween Key Ornament Variations

08-28-2013 11:08 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 11 comments »

Yesterday was incredibly busy! It seemed like every second of the day was filled up, and while I felt I was really running, I did accomplish a great deal so it wasn’t a bad thing at all. I started out at 6am and didn’t call it a night until after midnight, but I am so happy with all that got done that until the very end, I didn’t even feel tired. It started out with taking sweet Coco to the vet. Once again I have to give kudos to the new vet and office. Not only did the...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #658: Wonderful Progress

04-01-2012 11:26 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

Yesterday I had a really good day cutting. I spent the majority of the day at the scroll saw working on cutting the pieces for the decorative painting kits that I am supplying. I made a huge dent in the pile – much bigger than I would have anticipated – and with only a couple more hours of cutting to do today, I will finish the first leg of my mission. Of the hundred dozen pieces that I need for the first pattern, I successfully cut 72 dozen. Here is what 72 dozen pieces lo...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1543: Main Carousel Construction DONE!

04-29-2015 12:07 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

Yesterday was a really good day for me. A milestone even. After weeks of wracking my brain and trying to figure out the best way to build my "Scary-Go-Round" Haunted Carousel, I finally decided on trying a method and cut out the pieces and THEY WORKED! With all the woodworking and small project construction that I do on a daily basis, you would think that this would be 'easy-peasy' for me, but that really wasn't the case. If I were making this a one of a kind projec...

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Router table build #1: Initial SketchUp Mockup

02-29-2012 10:23 PM by Jimmy0x52 | 9 comments »

I’ve started designing my router table that I plan to build. The idea is a conglomeration of other router tables I’ve seen. Overall dimensions are 35” wide, 35” high, 22” deep. Tabletop will be 37 1/2” x 24 1/2”. The 2D figure in the model is roughly 5’ 11” (my height) Construction will be out of 3/4” birch plywood. Face frames and tabletop edge banding in something solid like maple or walnut. Table top will be 3/4” MDF o...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1270: The "Spice" of Life!

03-18-2014 12:22 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

I had a very full day yesterday, but I did manage to achieve my goal of finishing up the other two versions of the Hare Herb Garden Markers pattern that will be featured in the June issue of Creative Woodworks and Crafts magazine. I am very happy with the results, although it didn’t happen without hitting a couple of stumbling blocks and figuring out the processes that I used. But that is part of why I write her and part of the reason I try to offer accompanying articles when I am te...

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