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2014 Custom Name Christmas Ornaments

It's time to order your Custom Christmas Name Ornaments.
These will become instant family heirlooms.
The patterns are $1 per name with a 5 ornament minimum.
You will only pay once you receive the patterns and are satisfied.
You will be able to pay securely online with a credit card or send payment through regular mail.
You can mix from the two styles in the picture above.
Names over about 10 letters can be very difficult to cut.
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Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book

This digital download pattern book contains eight beautiful wooden vase patterns. These are easy to make and sure to be a hit with friends and family. The video below shows the technique so you can check it out before you purchase the book. The book is $12 and available as instant download after you make payment. Use the Buy Now button below to make the online purchase. If you prefer to pay with check or case just email me and I can give you the information for that payment.

If you are not familiar with paying through Paypal then read these instructions first.
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All the additional content is below the daily content. Scroll down to find free software, Scrollers T-Shirts, My Pattern DVD Archive, Jigsaw Puzzle patterns and more.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Layered Nativity Christmas Ornament Scroll Saw Pattern.

This four inch layered Nativity Christmas ornament is cut from 1/8" Baltic Birch plywood.  Small spacers keep the layers separated to give it a three dimensional look.

Let me give you some advice about cutting thin material like 1/8" Baltic Birch ply. You may think that because its thin it's easy to cut. Actually that's not always true. It's very easy to loose control of the blade when cutting with little or no resistance. There are a couple of things you can do to make the cut easier. First turn down the speed of your saw. That will gain you a little extra time to make your turns.

By far the best way to handle thin wood is to stack cut more than one at a time.  In this project you can easily stack three or four layers and give you back that resistance against the blade.
 
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Click book to purchase.
This book is only available in digital format. There will be a link on the final payment page that directs you to the download page. I will also send an automated email with the link to the download page.

If you would like to have all the patterns in the Scrollsaw Workshop catalog you can buy the first six years DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Masterful hand with a spiral blade. Charles Dearing.


This video is by Charles Dearing. Charles is a master portrait designer and friend for a long time. In this video he actually takes on a pattern that is available from http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/ .
The reason I want you to take the time to watch this video is simple. Charles is a master with the spiral blade. Learning to use the spiral blade on the scroll saw takes some practice. Because of his many years of cutting portraits he has mastered this blade to a very high degree.  Watch and learn from the best. 
 
 
 
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Click book to purchase.
This book is only available in digital format. There will be a link on the final payment page that directs you to the download page. I will also send an automated email with the link to the download page.

If you would like to have all the patterns in the Scrollsaw Workshop catalog you can buy the first six years DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns.

Happy Thanksgiving.

I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  Enjoy your families and friends. Stay safe if you are traveling. Take time to slow down and remember what you are thankful for. Enjoy the day.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mary and Jesus Star Scroll Saw Pattern.

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This pattern is 10.5 inches tall. I would suggest using two different contrasting woods for the front and back so the image stand out.

  


If you own the DeWalt DW788 scroll saw you may want to take a look at this product. The Lifter is an accessory that keeps the upper arm in the up position while installing blades. If you have been using a block of wood to keep the arm up then do yourself a favor and check out The Lifter at Papa's Workshop. I own this product and can tell you it is easy to install and works great.
 
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If you would like to have all the patterns in the Scrollsaw Workshop catalog you can buy the first six years DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A unique ornament scroll saw pattern.

I had a request for a pattern the other day that I thought was a super idea. Luckily not everyone will need this pattern but for those who do I hope you enjoy it. The pattern is an ornament with the ASL(American Sign Language), shorthand sign for "I Love You". Of course it can be used as a Christmas Ornament but I left it pretty basic so it can be used any time as a gift.

For you laser cutters out there this might be a nice piece of jewelry if it were reduced in size. It might be a challenge on the scroll saw but with care I think you could reduce it and make it jewelry also. Download Button below.

Sheila Landry Designs has another free download and a wonderful set of plaques you must see.

http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/free-pattern
Sheila's free pattern this month are these wonderful Christmas Sled Ornaments. These will not remain free forever so grab them while you can. Just click the picture above to go to the download page.

  
http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/product/SLDKLSSET1
You just have to check out these beautiful plaques. They are bible passages and Christmas word art. They are between 18 and 21 inches tall. These are a must cut. They would make wonderful Christmas gifts. Sheila has a special running right now on these items. Select 3 and pay just $20. That's a savings of almost $4. You can also buy them individually for $7.95. Click the image above to check out this special.

You can also visit http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/ and see first hand just how wonderful all of Sheila's patterns are. You could easily do your complete Christmas buying list from patterns on her site.  
   
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If you would like to have all the patterns in the Scrollsaw Workshop catalog you can buy the first six years DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns.

CATALOG DVD $20+ Shipping


This DVD contains all the patterns from the Scrollsaw Workshop blog from May 12, 2007 to December 2, 2012. There are 1113 pattern books many with multiple patterns. These are the patterns that are available in the free online catalog. This DVD is for those who wish to have all the patterns and don't wish to try and download hundreds of patterns. Use the DVD for club meetings, sharing with friends and customers, Archiving etc.

No returns are accepted. No refunds. Defective DVDs will be replaced. Please watch the instruction videos to understand what you will receive.

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Create a Family Heirloom. Download The Jigsaw Puzzle Template Book. Only $7.00

Create one of a kind jig saw puzzles. Imagine how thrilled they will be when you create a hand cut wooden jigsaw puzzle of their photograph. Wedding and anniversary photos, birthday or special occasion.
Watch this video demonstration to see of the templates being used to create a wedding puzzle.
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You will be directed to the download page after your purchase for instant download.

This pattern book contains the following size patterns

5x5 25 piece

4x6 24 piece

5x7 35 piece

8x10 80 piece

4x6 96 piece

5x7 140 piece

8x10 320 piece

Important: On the successful payment page click the Return to Merchant button to be directed to the download page. This pattern book contains only the puzzle patterns. No pictures are included. The book is in Adobe pdf format and requires Adobe Reader to view. This is a download only. If you wish to pay by check please include an email address and I will send the file to you. I can not mail a disk or print of the book.

Stencil Printer 1.7

Stencil Printer Instruction Video.

The Scrollsaw Workshop Stencil Printer 1.7 is my latest software for creating patterns. It will create key chain fobs, desk name plates and more. Click the image above to download the latest version. It is free to use donationware.

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1

Scroll Saw Pattern Printer update 1.1
Download the Free Scroll Saw Pattern Printer Version 1.1. Create name patterns in seconds.
Download Version 1.1
Please consider a $5 donation for The Scroll Saw Pattern Printer v1.1.

Scroll Saw Keychain Pattern Maker

Use the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker to start a small keychain business. Build yourself a nice display and make up severl keychains with common names. Sell at craft shows, on Ebay or at work. Everyone needs a keychain. Take custom orders. Heck just make them and give them away as gifts. It's all made easy with the Scroll Saw Keychain Maker. Watch the video demonstration then download the file below and get started with the fun.
The following link will start the download process. After the file download is complete just click the setup file and the program will be installed. Please consider a $5 donation for the program.

Download the Oval Keychain Pattern Maker.

Enjoy designing and printing these great personalized key chains. Give them as gifts, make them for fun or sell them at craft shows. It's easy, just watch the video demo then download and install the program. You will be designing these fun projects in minutes.
Download the Free Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker. Create Oval key chain patterns in seconds.
Download Version .9a
Please consider a $5 donation for The Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker.

T-Shirts and More.

T-Shirts and More.
Show your love for the hobby and support the Scrollsaw Workshop. Safe and secure order fullfilled by CafePress. Take a look. You are sure to find something you like. CLICK THE IMAGE to visit the store.

The Lifter

Papa's Custom Patterns.

www.papasworkshop.net

Sheila Landry Designs

Sue Mey Scroll saw artist

Sue Mey Scroll saw artist
Make sure you visit my good friend Sue. She is one of the finest scroll saw pattern designers in the world today. .

Philip Lowndes Noah's Arc Pattern Available. Watch the video below.

This video is from Philip Lowndes. He is the designer of this beautiful Noah's Arc puzzle pattern. If you would like the pattern follow the link below.
Buy This Wonderful Heirloom Puzzle Pattern

Flying Dutchman. The blades recommended by Steve Good

Why do I recommend the Flying Dutchman blades? I could say they are high quality, sharp and consistent. That would be a good reason. I could say the price per blade is great and that would be an excellent reason. Those are the reasons I buy them but I recommend them because I like doing business with Mike at Mike's Workshop. When I send a reader of the Scrollsaw Workshop to Mike he takes care of them. That makes me look good and keeps my readers coming back.

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Remember to keep the safety of yourself and others in your work shop in your thoughts at all times. Always wear eye and ear protection. Follow all the manufactures warnings that came with your power tools. If I demonstrate something on this web site that you don't feel is safe, don't do it. Your safety is your responsibility. Fingers are handy things, try to keep all of them.
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