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Friday, November 12, 2010

The Lord is my shepherd.

I received many emails today with information about the Sand-Flee I requested. I tried to reply to as many as I could but I did read read them all. After around 70 emails I can say that they were mostly positive. There were a few complaints to be sure but I would expect that. After all the advice about building one from scratch or from a kit. I think I will pass on that for now. I might build one later as a project but for now I am going to buy the 9" Sand-flee model. I received a couple offers to buy used machines and one offer to give me their sander. Still looking into that and I'll see how that goes.

Here is a typical response I received in one of the emails:

"I bought a Sand-Flee sander several years ago, and that's my main machine now. I seldom ever use my belt sander, orbital, or plate sanders any longer. I do a lot of scroll saw and laser cutting of wood. It is super fast and much easier to control than my other sanders. Mine is the wide belt and I use a course belt on one half and a fine belt on the other half of the drum. That way I can rough sand and finish sand very quickly. I wouldn't be without this machine in my shop! I use it more than any other machine after my Scrollsaw and Laser. Mine has the Stainless steel top which is great."


I am really lucky to be able to ask for advice and have so many of you help me out. Thanks to all of you. There were some great tips about the machine and hopefully I can pass some of that along after I have one in my shop for review.

By the way I can tell everyone is getting back into their shops after a long hot summer. We set a record for visits today. 5174 visits to the blog. Considering that over 7000 of you just read the email newsletter and do not actually come to the blog that's pretty good numbers. Thanks to everyone of you and remember to pass the word along to your friends. Not that it's all that important but if you read the blog from the email newsletter please occasionally visit the blog. There are several things available on the blog that you can't access from the newsletter and frankly I like to see the daily blog visits go up. It would make my year if I could get 10,000 visits in one day.

It might also convince a few vendors that we have a good thing going here and donate some nice giveaway items. HINT, HINT. If you are or know any vendors that would like to pass along merchandise for the giveaway I would be happy to give attribution. Your product in front of thousands of scorollers eyeballs in return.

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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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Remember to keep the safety of yourself and others in your work shop in your thoughts at all times. Always wear eye and ear protection. Follow all the manufactures warnings that came with your power tools. If I demonstrate something on this web site that you don't feel is safe, don't do it. Your safety is your responsibility. Fingers are handy things, try to keep all of them.
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