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  About Me

  • My Shop
    Some detailed information about my workshop.
    Power Tools
    Excalibur 16" Scroll Saw
    Ryobi Tabletop Belt/Disc Sander
    Craftsman Routers (2)
    DeWalt 611 Trim Router w/ Plunge
    Makita ET0701C
    Skil 18" Belt Sander
    Bosch Orbital Sander
    Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool with Assessories
    Bosch 10" Sliding Compound Miter Saw

    If anyone knows of a Porter Cable P100 Classic (The Anniversary Edition put out in 2006) out there somewhere, please message me... I miss that 50 lb dinosaur!
    My Shop
    Bentley (Barbs Exciting New Trailer Latest Edition (to the) Yard.) was my last shop, until I made the mistake of selling him before I should have. My new shop is my tall barn-style shed (approx. 10x12 I think). There's storage above for the wood, and Ken set it up pretty good for me. A little cramped, but it will do until I get my garage built, and it's bigger than the shed I had when I first started woodworking way back when.
  • Woodworker Information
    A few details about myself.
    Biography
    I started woodworking back around 97 or 98 when we couldn't afford a sign for our campsite up north. So, my husband bought me a $35 rotary tool, I sat down at my computer, and designed a sign for our campsite. I went on to make cork boards, and other projects, when I found a scroll saw forum in a chat area I frequented.

    I was instantly hooked, and began scrolling. I got pattern after pattern (I now have a collection of patterns that my husband groans at when he sees it lol) through my forum of free scroll saw patterns, and magazine after magazine of scroll saw patterns, as well.

    In August 2011, I decided to try my hand at routing. Another instant love. I now do custom wood signs for outdoor and indoor decor. I was invited to a local trade center, but circumstances as they were, I couldn't go out there. Currently, I do signs as I see them, and make them for others as I'm asked.
    Location
    Michigan (for now)
    Interests
    I Crochet, knit, bake, quilt, and do desktop designing (I create a lot of my wood patterns on my laptop then transfer to the wood for custom signs). I currently do mostly routing (sign creation is a passion of mine - I love to create them on my laptop then to see them come alive on wood is just amazing.) I use my scrollsaw to give shape to my signs (I don't do anything "standard" which drives my husband mad when we need something, and I find nothing I like; I always have to modify it, but he loves it when I'm creating & the finished product lol). I also enjoy scrolling, though I haven't done it lately. I have a stack of scroll patterns from a former scroll group I belonged to that I completely forgot about until a friend needed a pattern made. Oy vey what a project that was to go through that huge stack of books, 3" notebooks, and paper patterns... My next endeaver will be the lathe. A gentleman who is part of a group has invited me, and my other half and I plan on joining.
    Favorite Router
    I had a "Strategy" spin saw/trim router that I found at a flea market, and had been using it the most. It's light weight body makes it easy to hold up with one hand while I check my progress. Of the routers I now have, I have to say my DeWalt Trim Router is my favorite. It's as light weight as I'm gonna get, and it's easy to use. I use my full size routers for trimming off the edges of my boards.
    Woodworking Experience (Years)
    19
    First Name
    Barb
    Country
    United States
  • Signature
    Barb


    Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
    Mark Twain

    There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
    Henry A. Kissinger

    If you choose to poke at a bee hive, be prepared to get stung.

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  • Join Date: 10-04-2012
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  Mentions

10-14-2019
05:35 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned Ayick in post Today's Cuts
DesertRatTom and Ayick the wiring is fine, ...
05:34 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned DesertRatTom in post Today's Cuts
DesertRatTom and Ayick the wirin...
10-08-2019
07:58 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned CharleyL in post Works In Progress
CharleyL only putting in elec...
10-07-2019
11:46 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned honesttjohn in post Cheap fast idea
honesttjohn how big are these? ...
11:45 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned hone in post Cheap fast idea
honesttjohn how big are ...
10-06-2019
11:11 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned harrysin in post Works In Progress
harrysin Thank you, Harry. S...
09-07-2019
08:04 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned DesertRatTom in post The Latest in Barbie's World
DesertRatTom The sanding/removing...
07:23 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned DesertRatTom in post Saying Hi
...me a bit longer. DesertRatTom I know about the dry...
09-01-2019
06:49 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned JOAT in post Saying Hi
JOAT I have two fans, The...
07-30-2019
05:20 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned JOAT in post The Latest Works From Barbie
JOAT as I was reading you...
07-21-2019
05:20 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned DesertRatTom in post A-Ha!
DesertRatTom no, its not from Ama...
07-18-2019
07:45 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned ironhat in post Been A Busy Weekend!
... Wood Whisperer. ironhat just go to youtube a...
06-25-2019
07:51 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned DesertRatTom in post Ken gets his spot...
DesertRatTom You're bent on me ge...
06-24-2019
07:01 PM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned thomas1389 in post Ken gets his spot...
thomas1389 This is my garage, s...
06-23-2019
07:21 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned Rainman in post New addition to the shop!
Rick That's an amazing find!...
07:19 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned harrysin in post New addition to the shop!
harrysin Hey! That's my join...
06-13-2019
11:29 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned thomas1389 in post Barbie's She Shed
thomas1389 glad I could hel...
11:25 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned DesertRatTom in post Barbie's She Shed
DesertRatTom : Ken is getting ...
06-12-2019
11:11 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned CharleyL in post Barbie's She Shed
CharleyL You're killin' me :...
10:31 AM - OutoftheWoodwork mentioned thomas1389 in post Barbie's She Shed
thomas1389 the @ symbol will "m...

  Quotes

10-14-2019
07:28 PM - old coasty quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post Today's Cuts
Yeah, me too, Rick. That one stung a...
10-07-2019
12:51 PM - honesttjohn quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post Cheap fast idea
honesttjohn how big are these? They...
10-06-2019
02:07 AM - jw2170 quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post I do it my way!
One day, Harry, I might be a real woo...
10-04-2019
10:17 AM - MEBCWD quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post Works In Progress
Jon: I can't take credit for creat...
10-02-2019
09:03 AM - harrysin quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post I do it my way!
One day, Harry, I might be a real woo...
10-01-2019
09:24 PM - JOAT quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post Works In Progress
Here's a few of the signs I cut over ...
09:20 AM - harrysin quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post No excuse to not have one
I'd have it burned up in no time, sin...
09-06-2019
11:00 AM - Herb Stoops quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post Saying Hi
Tom, you're too late on the ceiling, ...
08-31-2019
10:35 AM - JOAT quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post Saying Hi
Then the weekends had been too hot fo...
08-26-2019
10:07 PM - JOAT quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post Deleted Posts
08-10-2019
09:30 AM - papasombre quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post Shopmade Block Plane Presentation
WOW... Just WOW, Herb! Those are abs...
07-31-2019
09:10 AM - harrysin quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post The Latest Works From Barbie
Cedarsign.com is one that I've gotten...
07-30-2019
10:47 AM - JOAT quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post The Latest Works From Barbie
(I don't have a willing camera man, s...
07-29-2019
11:49 PM - JOAT quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post The Latest Works From Barbie
Theo, I'm on You Tube, somewhere. So...
10:18 AM - JOAT quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post The Latest Works From Barbie
Today I found another way to transfer...
09:35 AM - harrysin quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post I can't believe the price!
Oh I haven't used my Dremel for that ...
07-25-2019
09:16 PM - TenGees quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post I can't believe the price!
Paul, I think these would work with a...
07-24-2019
09:51 AM - JOAT quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post Cane handle design size & invisible paper
What kind of printer did you get, The...
07-23-2019
09:23 AM - harrysin quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post A-Ha!
You do not bother me. Please don't e...
07-22-2019
09:48 PM - Herb Stoops quoted OutoftheWoodwork in post A-Ha!
I didn't get that far, Mike. It was ...
 
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