I framed up 5 artworks for the City Hall show. And I cut the wood for 7 more (only 20 more to go!). I am back to cutting by hand, but it's not so bad. It took me about 20 minutes to cut the wood for 7 artworks. Maybe I will get brave and buy a table saw. I don't know. I was all set to buy one on Saturday and then this weekend in the paper they had a story about home improvement nightmares where people sawed off arms and stuff and then I got scared again.
I also worked on a submission for a Lark Books book, here's a sneak peek at a part of one of the images above. I had fun working on it with the new kit papers from Scrap in Style, love them!
In other exciting news, I bought a bathing suit this weekend from Target and Paul and I are going to the beach on July 4th. I am slathering the self-tanning cream on so my legs won't be so frightening. Let me tell you, they are really, really white.
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have a festive 4th!
by the way, that article was about CHAIN saws. I think you are needing a table or a miter saw, which is ENTIRELY different, and WAY safer in my opinion.
Adelle in MN
i don't blame you for being spooked by the table saws. i remember in wood shop classes in high school and later in art classes in college, cutting wood or any type of machinery that could possibly take off your hand made me super nervous!
Have a GREAT time at the beach!! Happy 4th :-)
Our group has classes for artists wanting to make frames and such. Learning how to use the equipment safely will go along way towards building confidence.
And as someone who owns two table saws (a General and a Delta), a sliding compound miter saw, don't ever trust the laser lights on those things for your final cuts they can be knocked out of tune very easily, and a radial arm saw I can say with confidence that a little fear is very healthy, it makes you think twice about what you are doing, and your more likely to keep all appendages because of this fear.
I've been working with wood for 25 years now and still have all of my fingers.