There's a first for every thing...so I had my first experience using a jigsaw (any kind of saw for that matter). I LOVE visiting Char at The Pickled Pepper Patch. This is one talented lady who doesn't mind sharing how she does things. In fact, she gives specific instructions and I have printed most of them. She will be writing instructions for projects for a major magazine starting in the fall. I want to make all her wood projects (as well as the stitcheries and Mason jar projects) and hope to have time to do so one day! Anyway....she had the instructions for cutting this pig breadboard several weeks back. By the way...when you see something you like, print it right then because she changes her downloads often and you've lost your chance! She has stated that a jigsaw is an easy tool to use so I go to my next door neighbor's house (who happens to be a superintendent for a major construction company) and show up with my piece of wood and pattern. I proceed to tell him that I want to learn to use a jigsaw. In the past he knew that meant "I want you to make this for me!" However, I really wanted to use his jigsaw (with his supervision) and make my own. So....last weekend he gave me instructions on cutting with a jigsaw. I want you to know that it isn't quite as easy as Char made it seem, but I don't give up easily. I know that it was my first time and I was nervous. I am still going to purchase my own jigsaw and the more I use it the better I'll get!! Today I stained him (after putting the marks on the board with an ax) and I'm a pretty proud mama. I think I'll try another project of Char's. Go visit her site. Don't fail to print instructions when she has a download because she'll change them for a new project and it'll be your own fault for missing out! Have a great mid-week.
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