Sunday, June 16, 2019

50 State Pride Signs Scroll Saw Pattern.

State Pride patterns for the 50 states. Born Raised and Proud. These can be hung from chains or add hangers to the back. 

Happy Father's Day. I received my father's day gift a day early. My daughter enrolled us in a basic pottery class. I have always wanted to try my hand at throwing pottery on a wheel. She knows I love anything in crafts so it was a cool gift. I had a good time. It was challenging but I felt like I could get the hang of it with a little practice. We both finished a couple of bowls.  They were far from perfect but we are having them fired anyway.

 Not great by any stretch but I learned the basics.

Sometimes it's fun to hang out with friends: Let's Talk Shop with Russ.

One thing that is often missing from our hobby is having friends to share it with. Most of us work alone in our shops. Maybe our spouse or kids will check in to see what we are making but other than that we work alone.

If you are really lucky you may have a local woodworking club. That's great and you should seek those out if they are available. Let me give you another alternative.

Every Wednesday and Saturday night Russ Claridy of Simply Wooden Creations hosts a video get together for like-minded makers. Saturday nights show is general topics with a panel of guests. Wednesday is all scroll saw related and normally without a panel.

There is a chat section where you can type in questions if you want. You can also just stay silent and watch the show.

It's often educationals and sometimes silly but always fun. These are all folks just like you and me. They want to get together and talk about making things with wood. 

I am occasionally on the panel with the other guests when I have time. When I miss the live show I watch the replay later. Just visit the link above to the Simply Wooden Creations YouTube channel and hit the subscribe button. If you click the little bell beside the subscribe button you will be notified when the show is ready to begin. You don't have to subscribe it just makes it easier to remember.

You will soon come to know the panel members and think of them as friends. Once you feel comfortable you can join in the chat. Don't worry, there are no dumb comments. Everyone is friendly.

You can watch the show on your computer, smart TV, iPad or even your smartphone. The shows usually last for about an hour. 

If you have ever set in your shop and wished you had someone who enjoyed the hobby as much as you do to talk to then I highly recommend you stop by the Simply Wooden Creations Channel.

Hope to see you there.

$12 per sheet of 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping
Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
The perfect way to sign your work.

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