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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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All the additional content is below the daily content. Scroll down to find free software, Scrollers T-Shirts, My Pattern DVD Archive, Jigsaw Puzzle patterns and more.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

DIY Knurled Knobs for the Excalibur Scroll Saw.

I sometimes have trouble getting a good grip on the T style blade clamps on the Excalibur scroll saw. This is especially true of the lower clamp. It can be a pain to adjust your fingers to get a thumb and finger in the correct position. Seyco sells a set of plastic knurled knobs that look good but they are $30 plus shipping. These are probably better than what I have made but this cost me next to nothing.

Making your own will cause them to be slightly bigger and reduce the distance between the bottom of the knob and the top of your project. If you regularly cut extremely thick material then you will want to continue to use the T clamp.

The DIY knobs are just a friction fit so they can be removed when needed. You could also just leave the knob off until you wish to loosen the blade. Just use the knob as a tool to assist blade removal. I prefer to leave them in place but that is just my preference.

I used 1/2" thick Baltic Birch plywood for strength. I tried hard maple but they broke while I was pressing the plastic clamp into the knob. Trust me the ply works much better.

The downloadable pattern includes complete instructions to get a good fit.

As always anytime you modify a tool you run the risk of voiding your warranty. These knobs could allow you to apply extra pressure and possibly strip out the clamp head or break it. Use this knob at your own risk. Don't use it to try and tighten the clamp tighter than normal. If you are having trouble with blades slipping it's not because they need to be tighter. Something else is wrong.

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In Menory of the NYPD officers lost on 9/11/01

Today is the 10th Anniversary of the day that changed our country and the world forever. That morning 10 years ago millions of Americans watched as our country came under attack from terrorists. I remember sitting in the office at work and watching in disbelief as the Twin Towers were struck by aircraft. I remember the early confusion of trying to understand what was going on. Then it became obvious that it was no accident.

The images of the towers falling will always be seared in our minds. The faces of the people trying to escape the plumes of dust while running down the city streets will never be forgotten. The realization that we were now in a war that could last for decades was sickening. Unfortunately a decade later we are still fighting the battle with no real end in sight.

23 officers of the NYPD were lost in the terror attacks on 9/11/2001. Several more were lost from health complications caused from being there.

In memory of those fallen heroes I designed this plaque. It's 7.25 inches tall and is made by layering 4 quarter inch thick rings.


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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.

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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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