Monday, November 30, 2009

I call it a wobble bowl.


I had several readers write and ask about the bowl in yesterdays picture post. There was enough interest that I sat down and designed my version of the bowl. There are two bowls in the pattern book. One is 5 1/2" and the other is 7".

I used 1/4" thick wood for the 5 1/2" bowl in the picture above. If you make the 7" bowl I suggest you use 3/8" thick wood. That would make the larger bowl stand a little over 2 1/2" tall. These are just suggestions. Experiment and see what pleases your eye.

One way to add a little contrast is to make two bowls from a light colored wood and a dark wood. Then mix and match the pieces when you put them together. You might as well stack cut the two bowls and get two for the price of one.

Here is my monthly plea to be patient if you are expecting a reply to an email. As usual I am way behind.



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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Reader Picture Post. Long But Worth It.

I am fortunate to be able to talk to scrollers from all over the world. You guys and gals send me tips, suggestions, comments, questions and lots of pictures. I have to say that I enjoy the pictures best of all. It's great to see what you have been working on. I can't post them all because there are just too many. This will be a long post but I wanted to include as many as I could so everyone could see the projects other scrollers are working on.



This is a beautiful cross that William Wilson made for his pastor. I am sure he loved it.


This picture is from William Smith. These bowls are fun to make. Nice job.


Tony Cook sent this picture. Makes you want to say Awwwwww. Nice contouring Tony.


Tom Young sent me this picture showing his support to the people dealing with cancer. Thanks Tom.


Look at the beautiful use of this wood by Rosemary Goolsby.


Check out the incredible inlay technique by Rick Carney.











Osama Fouad sent the four above and many more. They were all beautiful and it was hard to pick only four.











In the four above it looks like Marshall Border has his Christmas gift list finished.


Kevin Krippel is keeping busy with my key chain maker software.


Beautiful ornament by Justin Stanley.


Nice home made B-Day gift for a young boy by Joe Hope.








These three are from Harry Chavez. I love the mini guitar business card holder.


Check out these small boxes by Gary Riley.


Nice little pencil holder by Fabien Weinling.





These two are by Don Strock. The owl is a real hoot.


By Deane Shepard. Mirrored plastic cut with a laser. Very cool.


This one is from Bill Murphy. Nice use of contrasting color.


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Small Doll Cradle Scroll Saw Pattern


This is a small cradle for a 6 inch doll. The construction is slot and tab and butt joints for easy build. The side rails are raised to prevent angle cuts. The pattern is designed for 1/2" thick wood. I built the demo from some off the shelf 1/2" poplar from Home Depot. This will keep you from having to mill your own 1/2" wood.


I just want to put in a shameless plug for my Jigsaw Puzzle Pattern Book. For $7 you can download the book to your computer and be making family heirloom puzzles in no time. There is a demonstration video that you can watch before you buy the book that shows the easy step by step process. You can make these puzzles.

If you are reading this from the email newsletter just click the picture below to go to my blog. Then just scroll down until you see the same picture. You can view the video and Click the Buy Now button to securely purchase the book. After you pay you will be directed back the download page. There are patterns for 4x6, 5x7 and 8x10 photos. Cut one of these puzzles for a Christmas gift that will be cherished for years.



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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Snow Flake Christmas Ornaments


Several snow flake ornaments.



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Friday, November 27, 2009

Give a gift card in a hand made wooden wallet.




I always feel a little bad giving gift cards as presents. It just seems impersonal. The funny thing is I always love receiving them. Here is a project that makes the impersonal gift card a hand made one of a kind gift.

These little gift card wallets can be cut in minutes from 1/8" thick Baltic birch ply or hardwood. The gift card slides in and then the ribbon is tied through a hole to hold the gift card in place. It's difficult to see from the pictures above but there are three pieces sandwiched to make a pocket. The front and back can be stack cut to speed things up and for a better fit.

After you finish cutting the pattern glue the pocket together and sand all the sides flush and smooth. Drill the 1/8" hole for the ribbon and your wallet is complete.

If you have a craft show between now and Christmas I bet this would be a good seller. Stack cut to increase productivity and maximize profit. This would also be an easy project to customize with your own silhouette. I included a blank so you could customize with initials or what ever you like.



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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Picture Christmas Ornaments Scroll Saw Pattern

Hey guys PS Wood Machines is having a 15% off sale of most of their inventory. From Nov 26-29, 2009. Use the code THANKS.

PS Woods has been supporting the scroll saw community for a long time. They travel to many of the woodworking shows around the states and my dealings with them have been very pleasant. They sell a nice selection of scroll saws and scroll saw accessories. Go take a look at what they have to offer and take advantage of their sale.




Here are a few more ornaments to cut. These are picture ornaments. They are designed for the 50mm picture frames but you could modify for the small frames if needed. The Woodcraft order number for the frame is in the pattern book. Another thought if you don't want to use the frame is to leave the hole for the frame solid and use a silver pen to customize the ornament with a name and date.

For those of you here in the U.S. I want to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. Everyone drive safe.



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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Reader Submitted Pattern - By Bill Wilson


Bill Wilson was kind enough to send me this circle puzzle pattern he made to share with you guys. The pattern is hand drawn but I think it is clear enough to cut easily.

You could use this as a template to cut out a picture puzzle or just cut a plain wood puzzle.

Thanks Bill, I know many readers will get some great use out of your pattern.



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Small Fretwork Basket Scroll Saw Pattern


This small fretwork basket is 7 1/2" long and 5" deep. It is designed with slot and tab construction for easy assembly. I used 1/4" poplar but you could use 1/4" Baltic Birch ply with good results also. Because the opposing sides are identical you can save a lot of time by stack cutting.

This pattern would lend itself to enlarging. You could double the size and use 1/2" thick stock for a more substantial basket.

I need some help answering a few emails I have received lately. What brands and models of scroll saws are popular outside the United States? I have this question from South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. If you have a few minutes and could drop me an email I would be grateful and you might be able to help some new scrollers get started in the hobby.



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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cowboy Shadowbox Mini Clock




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Channeling my inner hippie.

I was just playing around with the shape tools in Corel Draw tonight and this came out. I know I'm dating myself but I kind of like it. Cool man.



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