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Measure Twice, GIVEAWAY, How to Video and Sunday Sneak Peek

October 25, 2015 by Scott - Saws on Skates

Hey there Skatemates! How was your week? Can you believe this was the last full weekend of October? It’s time to start thinking about buttoning down for the winter. That’s what I focused on this weekend… building a new storm window for the bathroom window I restored a few weeks ago.

I had drawn a storm window plan in SketchUp just after I finished installing the window. Then I took some time off from the window project. When I printed the plan to start cutting my pieces, I thought, should I check the measurements first? Nah, why would I have drawn it in Sketchup if I didn’t have the correct dimensions? Lesson learned AGAIN – measure twice, cut once! I should have measured, because guess what? It didn’t fit! Needless to say I didn’t finish the storm window this weekend.

I left out my visit with my aunt to the Mabee House for their annual Fall Festival from my All Things Autumn post last weekend. Here’s a few pics from our visit and be sure to check out the wood hinge…

dar plaque

farm house

horse drawn carriage

wood hinge


Dog Gate
This past week Joan followed the How to: Make a Dog Gate plans to make her own dog gate. I’d love to see a pic of Joan’s project and any of your projects! You can send pics to me at scott@sawsonskates.com.

Dog Gate

This is the last week for the October Follow and Win Giveaway. The prize is a Cherry wood No Miter Cut Picture Frame made by me. Chances are you’re reading this because you’re already a follower, so how about sharing the “Follow” page with friend?

October 2015 Giveaway 2 sos

How to Video and Sunday Sneak Peek
I’m excited to announce my first “how to” video is DONE! I’m a whiz in the workshop, but for the most part I’m tech challenged, so this was quite the feat for me. I mean, I’m not gonna win a daytime Emmy or anything, but I think it’s respectable for my first video. I learned a lot and I’m already thinking of improvements I would make for the next one. The video is a companion for my most popular project, How to: Make No Miter Cut Picture Frame. I’ll be hosting a viewing party this week, well not really, but I’ll be releasing the video early this week. Keep an eye on your inbox for the link to the video!

video sneak peek

Have a good week!


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