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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Our veterans deserve our best.

I watched a story on CNN tonight that makes my blood boil. I know there are two sides to every story but this one needs to be looked at very closely. Apparently a VA medical center in Arizona has extremely long wait times for our seriously ill vets to be seen by a doctor. In some cases the wait is so long that they die before being seen. We are talking months of wait to see a critically ill veteran. To make matters worse the management of the center kept a secret list of over 1000 vets to try to hide the wait times.

The VA requires it's hospitals to provide timely care typically within 15 to 30 days. The vets were placed on a secret list. When they got to within the 15 day period they were removed from the secret list and placed on the actual list. In other words they cooked the books to keep the VA off their backs.
I'm sure we can't place all the blame on the medical center in question. These types of issues always have plenty of blame to pass around. What cooks my goose is that after repeated questioning from CNN the VA does not seem to have made concrete plans to investigate the problem and get it fixed.

I never completely trust these types of stories from any of the major network news stations. I absolutely hope they are hyping this story and it's not as bad as it sounds. They suggested that this type of thing is going on in other states as well.

Folks, we as a country have a moral responsibility to do what we can to help veterans in their time of need. Many of these men and women are dealing with illness and disability suffered while serving us. What does it say about our country if we don't even provide the basic medical needs of our veterans.

I know there are thousands of wonderful people working in VA hospitals that work every day to take care of our Vets. Those are not the people who are the problem. This is clearly a problem where either we are under funding the hospitals or they are not properly managing the money. It's probably both.

If you have the chance make your voice heard. Ask your Representative to investigate this problem and not let it get swept under the political rug.

Here is a link to the CNN story if you would like to know more.
 

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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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mother-in-Law on Mother's Day.

We had hundreds of entries for the Sheila Landry "Getting started with the scroll saw" booklet giveaway. If you would still like to enter there is plenty of time. Entries will be accepted until 4/25/14 midnight Eastern US time. Check out yesterdays post for details. There were a few entries that did not follow the drawing rules. Please follow the rules so you have a chance to win.

The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make A Donation


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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Contest!!!!!!

One of the truly amazing talents in the scroll saw community has put together a booklet to help new scrollers get started without all the headaches.  Of course I'm talking about Sheila Landry from Sheila Landry Designs. She has spent many hours putting together all the basics in one easy to follow booklet. The booklet is fifty pages and a free butterfly plaque pattern is included as one of the lessons. The free pattern alone is worth nearly the cost of the booklet. Sheila is making this available as a downloadable PDF for the fastest delivery. If you prefer you can choose the booklet be mailed to you for the added cost of shipping. If you are an experienced scroller this booklet would be great to give to someone who is just getting started.

If you would like to buy this booklet for the unbelievable price of $7.95 then check out this link.

But wait. How about receiving this fantastic reference FREE. That's right it's time for a contest.
Only the email delivery will be free. IF you win and want the snail mail delivery you will pay the mailing expense. 

Sheila is donating two copies of this booklet for me to giveaway to two lucky readers. 

Let's keep this simple. All you have to do is send an email to giveaway@stevedgood.com

FOLLOW THE RULES.... FOLLOW THE RULES.....
1. In the subject line type "CONTEST"
2. In the body of the email tell me why you enjoy the scroll saw as a hobby or business.
3. Enter before  April 25th 2014 midnight eastern time in the US.
4. Only enter one time.
5. Use this email address only. giveaway@stevedgood.com
 
You can write a sentence or you can write a book.
I will randomly choose ten entries. My wife will read the comment you write and pick the winners. She will only see the comment. She will use her criteria to make the selection.      
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This beautiful pattern is included in the booklet. 
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The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make A Donation


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.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Carpenter Scroll Saw Pattern.

I delivered the toy box for Aubrey Saturday. She is only 1 so I don't think she was too impressed with anything other than the birthday cake. :) It was a fun project. It's going to take a while to get the plans together. I'll try to post them by next weekend. 
The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make A Donation


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, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter.

My wishes for you are an Easter Sunday filled with peace, joy and cheer. 

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

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

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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