Thursday, April 30, 2009

Craft Traditions

Tonight I am going to stray away from scroll sawing just a bit. I found this video series on YouTube and wanted to share it with you guys. It is a beautifully made documentary of a few Irish craftsmen and women. What you can take away from the series is the passion and love these people have for their craft.

Passion for what you do is so important. It's the passion and care that drives you to take a simple craft project and turn it into a true piece of art. Anyone can put pencil to paper or blade to wood but true art is born of passion and determination to produce the best project your skills can manage.

Your passion for your craft will show in every piece you produce. Taking the extra time to learn to master your cuts, perfect your sanding and study proper presentation will separate your work from the crowd.

Very few of us are in this hobby to mass produce scroll saw pieces. Take your time and put a bit of your passion in every piece you make.

Enjoy the videos and I hope it inspires you to take your craft to the next level.







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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Text Queen Scroll Saw Pattern

If you don't understand this pattern then you probably don't have a teenage daughter with a cell phone. Text messaging is as natural a way to communicate for kids as talking. My daughter could sit in the backseat of our car and talk to us while she typed on her phone without even looking at it. LOL.



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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chinese Fish Scroll Saw pattern





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Monday, April 27, 2009

Reader Spotlight. Meet Peter Brown

Many of us have had mentors in our life. Teachers, friends or family. Peter grew up watching his father build custom cabinets. He was fascinated that his dad could take wood and glue and build beautiful pieces. From an early age Peter knew he wanted to follow in his fathers footsteps.

Seven years ago Peter picked up a Creative Woodworks and Crafts magazine. He knew he could do the projects in the magazine. He also knew it would make his father proud that he was a chip off the old block.

Peter uses his 16" Craftsman scroll saw to make many different types of fretwork projects. Like so many of us he loves sitting at his saw and enjoying the peace of mind that the hobby can give us. He also likes the fellowship with other talented scrollers the hobby has given him

Make sure to check out Peter's website where he sells many of his wonderful projects

Take a look at a few of the pictures Peter sent below. Nice stuff Peter. Keep making that sawdust.






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