Back in May, I mentioned in a post that my newest crafting adventure was creating signs with a scroll saw. Nate got the saw for me in early May and let me tell you – he is one great gift giver. This is my first power tool strictly for me. I think Nate loves it as much as I do – I can be out of his hair and occupied for hours.
The day we purchased our Craftsman Scroll Saw, I had every intention of creating a handmade sign for each of our mothers for Mother’s Day. I learned quickly that was not going to happen. After trying to figure out how to get the letter outlines on my board and cutting my first letter out, I was already two hours in. Did I mention I didn’t start until 9:15 p.m.? ouch.
Living in an apartment, Nate and I do not have the luxury of working on projects during the week. Nate is out-of-town for work and only home on the weekends. I work full-time and am involved in outside organizations during the week as well. We are lucky enough that Nate’s parents store our tools and let us come over – and take over – their garage/shed on the weekends. A lot of projects also get put on hold in the summer for weddings, graduation parties and #MNLakeLife. 🙂
My favorite thing about the addition of the scroll saw to my crafting collections is the endless possibilities. I also like how challenging it actually is. Maneuvering a scroll saw takes time, precision and patience and trust me – they are all tested. I give a ton of credit to people who make these signs for a living – check out The Trendy Timber on Etsy. Her signs are amazing!
I definitely plan to make more signs in the future. With a newly found love for Behr paint samples, I have a lot of ideas up my sleeve. Stay tuned for a walk through of how I make a sign – start to finish.
Do you have something in your crafting collection that you cannot live without? Make sure you let me know in the comments down below! As always, thanks for reading – have a great week!