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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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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Scroll Saw Mug Pattern and Mug Contest.

Enter the SHOW ME YOUR MUG contest and win a $30 Amazon gift certificate. Details at the bottom of this post.

Here is a project that I think you will have fun making. This large mug is easy to cut and is not your typical scroll saw project. I know a few of the lathe turners out there will complain that it's easier to make a hollow vessel on the lathe. That might be true but this is a scroll saw blog so I will continue.

This mug as pictured holds 16oz. You can easily add more rings and make it taller to increase it's capacity. When you finish cutting all the pieces here is a tip for gluing and sanding. Glue up the rings in segments of three. Sand the interior of the segments as you go. Then glue the segments together and apply the bottom. It's much easier to sand the interior before it is all glued up.

I used an oscillating spindle sander for the interior but you can do it by hand with a little more elbow grease. After you get all the rings and bottom glued up sand the exterior. I used a combination of power and hand sanding to get a nice smooth and round finish.

Before you try to glue on the handle you will need to sand a flat spot to attach the handle to. This will be almost impossible by hand. I use an upright belt sander and it worked great. Glue the handle to the flat spot and wait for it to dry.

On very important sanding tip is to get the rim of the mug sanded really well and rounded over. You want it to be comfortable to drink from.

Food safe finishes:

Every time I post a project that involves finishing an item used for food or beverage I get the same question. "What finishes are safe for food?"

It is my opinion after much research that all modern day finishes are food safe once they are completely cured. There is a difference between dry and cured. Read the manufactures instructions for curing time.

There has been a lot of debate in the woodworking community about this question and much bad information. Read the article at this link for many of the reasons I have come to this opinion. Use your own research and come to your own opinion about safety.

If you are planning to sell the mugs then your customer may ask if they are safe to drink from. Many of them will have heard that only some finishes are food safe. If that is your plan then you may want to use one of the finishes that are widely believed to be food safe such as mineral oil.

Use your imagination when selecting different ring combinations and send me pictures of your mug. Not your mugshot, you drinking mug.

Show Me Your Mug Contest: Read and follow the rules!
Here is a little contest for you. Send me pictures of your mugs. Be creative and make them your own design. THE ONLY THING YOU CANNOT CHANGE IS THE SHAPE OF THE HANDLE. This will ensure that they are recent projects. Use different ring combinations and colors. Use different species of wood. Whatever makes them look interesting. I will have my daughter and wife select a few of the most interesting designs. Make sure the pictures are well lit and in focus. I will post the selected mugs on the blog and let the readers vote on a winner. I will give a $30 Amazon gift certificate to the winner selected by the readers. The deadline for entries will be Saturday September 18th 2010 at noon eastern time.

Send entries to giveaway@stevedgood.com. Please put your first and last name in the subject line of the email.


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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.
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Sue Mey Scroll saw artist

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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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