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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.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

But Wait ! If you order now I'll throw in the moon for free.


Here is an email I received from a reader named Jane. She was curious to know if the product sold on the website in her email was worth the price. I had seen the advertisement before but was turned off by the "Just one more thing" ad copy. I told her to give me a chance to check it out. I purchased a copy of the EBook and the bonus material. You can read my review below.

From Jane
I am new to using a Scroll Saw and wanted to find information to help me on the 'newbie' level. I ran across this website: Is what they are advertising worth it? I'm looking for a way to get started. Thank's for any info you give me.

The title of this EBook is "Scroll saw techniques and tricks to unleaseh the pro inside. Guaranteed!". The ad copy claims jaw dropping, never before seen, scroll saw techniques and templates that will have you creating profitable works of art in no-time. Guaranteed. They go on to say that your friends will think you are incredible when they see the quality and craftsmanship of your new woodworking skills adorning your home.

Okay the author has seen to many late night infomercials. It was hard but I tried to over look the Billy Mays approach to selling the EBook. The web is full of this type of ad copy and for some reason it works so you can't blame a guy for trying to make a buck. I held my nose and clicked the "Order Now" button. The price was $19.95 for the main EBook and the hundreds of dollars worth of free bonuses.

I was directed to the payment page where you can pay by credit card or Paypal. I used my Paypal account and purchased the product.

The ad said I would immediately receive the main EBook and two bonus items in a return email. One bonus was the Project Template EBook and the other was a woodfinishing EBook. After payment I received what they said in only a few seconds.

So far so good. They delivered the product just as described.

I decided to start with the main book. The forward introduces the two authors of the book in a some what witty approach similar to the "Dummies" books you see everywhere. From there they move on to the history of the scroll saw.

Here is the first paragraph from the scroll saw history chapter to give you an idea of the style of writing.

"What is a scroll saw? The scroll saw is a machine that consists of a
blade held by the top and bottom from two beams. The rise and fall of the
beams causes the blade to cut. Philosophers have wondered for centuries if
maybe the blade is stationary and the world shakes but, the idea was
abandoned for lack of proof. The scientists who studied this theory were
promptly shut down by the government. Their bodies were never found."

At this point I was starting to make up my mind about the book but I tell terrible jokes also so I moved on.

The next chapter is "Setting Up Your Scroll Saw". The most valuable information in this chapter was the explanation to loosen the knobs before you tried to install the blade. They also suggested re-tightening the knobs before starting the saw to reduce violent vibrations that might damage the blade or saw.

Oh boy, now I think you see where this is going. I have written some ridiculously bad post on this blog. My high school English teacher would put red marks all over this blog if she could but this EBook is starting to make me look like Mark Twain.

I'll be honest with you. At this point I could not continue to read the book. I started to skim the 93 pages to see if anything I saw would "unleash my pro inside" and find the "never before seen techniques and templates.". I'm still looking. Not really. I gave up.

The rest of the book is filled with tips that although valuable to a new scroller are not difficult to find online at many free scroll saw site. The shadow box templates are an interesting project idea. If the author had devoted the entire EBook to creating the Shadow boxes and included many more templates for them I think the book would have been worth the $19.95.

I have been a little harsh on the authors but I don't think they are trying to rip anyone off. I think they put in some honest effort to create a product of value. They just missed the mark in my opinion.

I would go on the review the bonus material but it's just not worth the time. There is some good information in the bonus material but it's poorly executed and did not hold my interest.

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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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