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« on: October 19, 2012 10:01:10 PM »

Just joined the other day. My wife (the lovely goldfishpollywog) has been here a while. I don't sew, crochet, or anything like that (though she does, but you might have known that).

Well, they did teach us crochet in 5th grade, but I've forgotten it in the decades since. I can sew on a button, but it won't be pretty.

Enough about what I don't do, here's what I actually do:
I do basic woodworking and I make lamps. I also make wall hangings out of hardboard (aka high-density fiberboard).

So far, I've built three bookshelves, our son's bed, our headboard, some sci-fi themed wall hangings for our son's room, and several lamps that populate our house.

I wish I were a skilled carpenter or even a handyman-level, but like a good geek, I have too many irons in the fire for me to get too much skill in any one area.


I've been meaning to join for a while so I can comment on goldfishpollywog's projects and maybe even work up the nerve to try something swap-worthy.

Here goes nothing!
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012 08:12:40 PM »

Hi!  Welcome to Craftster!  I can't wait to see some of your woodworking.  That is a skill I do not have. Cheesy  And as I'm sure you know, once you start swapping, it's hard to stop.  So jump right in!
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012 11:58:23 AM »

Hi there!  I, too, cannot wait to see some of your projects!
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012 03:18:25 AM »

Thanks for the votes of confidence.

In the meantime, here are two of my projects that goldfishpollywog already posted.

Our headboard that I made. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=237439.0

Our son's ringed planet lamp that we made. I did the wiring and the jigsaw work. She did the rest. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=244050.0
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012 11:07:23 AM »

Nothin' wrong with the geek-iron... own it. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013 05:10:17 PM »

Hi Halogenspock, and Hi to everyone here. I'm a newbie from New Zealand.
I'm looking forward to learning some handy tips about all sorts of craft topics.

I've just joined a learn to sew class and am going to make a summery top in chartreux green cotton viole Newlook 6871.
I'll be adding sleeves but the wrist cuffs will be narrow rather than puffy, and the length will be longer, a tunic length to wear with trousers/pants and jeans.

http://images.patternreview.com/sewing/patterns/newlook/6871/6871.jpg

It's summer here and we've had some lovely hot days when a top like this would have been perfect! light and airy and very cool because of the floaty viole fabric and loose-fitting style.

Up til now I've been doing all my sewing by hand. My husband gave me a beginner's sewing machine - Brother BM 2600 and I am looking forward to learning how to use it. Smiley
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