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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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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) | 14 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 #122: Building a Bridge 2

10-03-2010 03:06 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

”We build too many walls and not enough bridges” – Isaac Newton I had a lot of fun yesterday. I finished my little bridge and even though I had made one previously that went to the magazine, I had learned some things on this site that made the glue up much easier and it went together like clockwork. It was only a couple of months ago when I struggled to make the first one, and it made me feel good to think that I learned so much in such a short time. It went together so...

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Victorian Skater Pond Scene #9: Phillipe

10-03-2010 06:43 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Phillipe has been competitive all of his young life. From the time he was in play school, he always wanted to have the tallest block castle or be the last one left in the spelling bee. Some found him to be too competitive, but most saw him as someone who was destined to be enterprising and successful. Now he was a teen and on this cold winter day he is bound and determined to build the best snowman ever. Never mind that little snowman on the other side of the pond -HIS snowman would be ...

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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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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 Garage/Work Shop Makeover #8: New Miter Saw Station - Construction Details

07-04-2013 04:53 AM by MT_Stringer | 8 comments »

I have been working diligently trying to get this phase of the makeover finished.Here are some pics of the construction. Case work with drawer slides ready for drawers or trays. Top of the cabinet. The miter saw portion will bolt on to the top of the two cabinets. Laying out the templates for the sides and ends. Dang that MDF makes a lot of dust. Rough cutting the openings so I can route ‘em smooth using the template I cut from MDF. Two routers are better than one! He...

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Victorian Skater Pond Scene #7: Stephen - The Little Sledding Boy

09-25-2010 06:44 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

Stephen loves sledding. Although he tried his best at ice skating, for some reason he wound up slidng on his bottom more than gliding on his skates. Last Christmas Santa brought his a beautiful red sled. Stephen was thrilled! He couldn’t wait to pull that sled up the highest hill in town and come soaring back down. Now THIS was fun! From SLDP103 Skating Pond Figures No more skinny blades for him! He is riding in style from now on!

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Victorian Skater Pond Scene #5: "Edouard" and "Dora"

09-08-2010 02:34 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Well, it looks as if I was right! Pierre seems to have gotten a little too reckless and knocked poor Edouard over! What a nuisance! From SLDP103 Skating Pond Figures But thank goodness Dora is there to help him get back on his feet. You know what they say . . . behind every great man is a woman! (Well, at least the women say that!) From SLDP103 Skating Pond Figures

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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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