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Friday, December 21, 2007

Dave wants to know the best ways to finish pine.

Steve, I've attached a picture of one of your patterns. It's a little rough but I'm new to this cutting of wood. This is pine of course and I was wondering what you might suggest for finishing it with stain or what. Thanks for your videos, patterns, etc. I don't know how you do it except you must love doing it. Your generosity is appreciated.

Thanks for the email Dave and the kind words. Actually pine is one of the most difficult woods to finish. Pine varies in density so much that stains soak in unevenly and cause a blotchy look.

If you choose to use stain you should use a wood conditioner first. The conditioner soaks into the softer wood and helps prevent the stain from penetrating that area as well.

Make sure you buy the stain and conditioner from the same manufacturer. They are designed to work together. Really soak the wood with the conditioner. Apply the stain while the wood is still damp. Be prepared for several hours drying time.

I almost never stain pine because I don't like the finished look.

There are a couple other options that I use. Occasionally I will paint the project made from pine. If you want the project to look like wood you can use a diluted acrylic paint as a color stain.This works okay but you need to practice to get the amount water/paint to get the look you want.

Another option I sometimes use is to just dip the project in lemon oil. This slightly darkens the pine and I think it looks fine. I will then add protection to the wood with a spray lacquer.

The picture you sent of the basketball pattern looks fine. The more you practice the cleaner your projects will get.

4 x 6 Scrolled Picture Frame

Here is a pattern for a scrolled 4 x 6 picture frame. The outside dimensions of the frame are 6.5 x 8.5. This frame is made for portrait oriented pictures. You could use 1/4 to 1/2 inch wood for the frame. The backer board could be wood or cardboard covered with felt or painted.

I've been on vacation this week so I have tried not to spend too much time with the blog. I'm a last minute Christmas shopper so I needed to work on that and stay away for the workshop. I hope to get back in the swing of things and get some time in the shop the next three days.

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This pattern book contains the following size patterns

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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.

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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.
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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.
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