Friday, November 30, 2012

Introducing Holly.

Meet Holly, the newest member of the Good household. She was born 11/1/12. We won't be able to pick her up for a few more weeks but she will make our Christmas a special time this year.  She is a cute little Multipoo.


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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Woodworking.com Scrol Saw Project Article.

Wooworking.com has a very nice article showing the technique for making this beautiful rectangular bowl with your scroll saw. I have covered this technique before but this is a good introduction. Here is the link to the article. Check it out. These would make great Christmas presents.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mother's Kitchen Scroll Saw Pattern.

This sign for mother's kitchen is 8.5 inches long and 5.5 inches tall. 


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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Marquetry by Bob Brokaw(GWA)

Maquetry headboard by Bob Brokaw


The Gwinnett Woodworkers club records videos of their meeting and share them on Youtube. They are usually quite long and the camera work suffers a little but there is so much info that it's worth overlooking the flaws. This video is about marquetry. This is the definition. Marquetry (also spelled as marqueterie) is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures (from Wikipedia). When you have some extra time take a look at this video. It might lead you into another area of working with your scroll saw.

Thanks goes out to the Gwinnett Woodworkers club for making these videos available for all to learn from.


GWA President Bob Brokaw discusses the processes he has developed to produce fine marquetry using the scroll saw. He first defines the technique, then demonstrates a method of cutting parts to be assembled onto a subtrate panel. He also reviews the creation and tracing of patterns using software and provides techniques for shading to produce a 3D effect. Full Video (1:22:08) Filmed and uploaded in HD.


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Silhouette Clock Scroll Saw Pattern.

This silhouette clock is 7.5 inches long and 4 inches tall. It uses a 2 3/4 inch clock insert. The clock insert is available from Woodcraft. The link to the insert in in the pattern.


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Friday, November 23, 2012

Yesterday was a day to be thankful. Cut this pattern to remind yourself to be thankful everyday.


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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Just wanted to wish everyone in the U.S. a very happy and safe Thanksgiving. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mary and Jesus 7 inch plate scroll saw pattern.

In the U.S. we will be celebrating Thanksgiving Thursday of this week. I want to wish everyone a happy holiday and safe travels.  I'll be spending the day with our family in Indiana. I hope to enjoy a nice Thanksgiving lunch then sit back and watch a little football.
 

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Everyone loves humming birds. This is just a simple picture plaque. Use nice contrasting woods to make the cutting stand out from the backer board.

One thing about my blog that is disappointing for me and exciting at the same time is email. I occasionally receive an email from a reader who is pretty upset because I didn't answer their earlier email. I know I disappoint some people because they get overlooked. The reason is simple. One person can not possibly read and respond to all the email I receive. It's in the hundreds a week. The good side of this is that it means the blog is popular. The bad side is I really want to help everyone who has questions.

For the most part I do read or at least scan every email. The hard part is responding. To respond in any meaningful way takes several minutes at least. I could easily spend two or more hours a day on email. Unfortunately I only have a couple hours a day total to design the daily patterns and maintain the blog. If you have followed the blog for long you know I have trouble with my writing skills. That makes writing email painfully slow for me.

I like receiving lots of email because it keeps me informed on what is working well and what needs improvement. Please keep the email coming just understand you may not get a response. I wish that were not the case but just keeping it honest.      
 
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Grapes and Wine Scroll Saw Pattern

This pattern has two different backer boards for you to choose from. The top picture is a little more complex. The picture below shows the pattern on a simple rectangle backer board. Either one you choose it should look nice hanging in your kitchen.



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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sheila Landy Star Christmas Ornament.

Here is another wonderful design from Sheila Landry Designs. As always Sheila gives you detailed instructions to complete this beautiful Star Ornament. Download this free pattern then jump over to her website and you will find many more that you will want to but. Thanks Sheila.


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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Flower Plate Scroll Saw Pattern.

This plate has an optional bevel cut. You can make the center plate extrude or recess by setting your scroll saw table to about a 5 degree angle to cut the inner ring. Practice with different angles on scrap wood so you can decide how much offset you get. Remember the larger the angle the less the center will move. 0 degrees and the piece will fall out. Personally I prefer that the center be inset but either way if fine for this pattern. 


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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Do you feel lucky punk?

Harry Callahan was a hero of mine. When we kids we would go to triple headers at the movie theater and be there all day watching Clint Eastwood play Dirty Harry. When Harry pulled out the 44 magnum bad things were going to happen.

My favorite line from all the Dirty Harry movies goes like this:

Callahan:
I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

 Those were the good old days before everyone told us watching random senseless violence would make us grow up to be cold blooded psycho killers. Somehow we knew they were just movies.


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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Large Carriage Clock.

This Carriage Clock is 6.5 inches tall and 14" inches long. It requires a 2 3/4 inch diameter clock insert with a 2 3/8 in diameter mounting hole. Woodcraft sells one at this link. Clock Insert.
Woodcraft has a 15% off on their clock inserts until November 21, 2012.


I have made very good progress on the orders for the custom Christmas ornament patterns this weekend. I feel like I have made good enough progress to start accepting more orders. If you would like to place an order the "Order Form" link is below. For those of you not familiar with this offer here are the details.

There are two styles as shown in the picture below. One has the year and one does not. For  $5 I will create 5 custom ornament patterns for you. Just submit the names and I'll create the patterns and email them to you. You will not pay until you have received the patterns and are completely satisfied. You can submit as many names as you need for an additional $1 per name. The order form accepts 20 names. If you need more than 20 just submit another form. There is a 5 name minimum.

You will be able to pay right from the email I send you with a credit card or submit payment by snail mail. Credit card payments are processed securely through Paypal. I never see your credit card number. You do not need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal.

Please understand that these patterns take a while for me to make. I am trying my best to keep under a two week deadline but I slipped a little.  To make sure you have time to complete the ornaments in time for Christmas order as soon as possible.


Order Form


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Cowboys

Here are six cowboy silhouettes. Each silhouette is a little over six inches tall.
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dove of Peace.

Dove of Peace Christmas ornament.

Update of Personalized Christmas ornaments. I'm a little behind schedule on completing orders for the personalized Christmas ornaments. I'll be out of town for a few hours tomorrow. When I get back to my office I plan to put several hours into getting caught back up.


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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Koi Scroll Saw Pattern.

This pattern should give you a small challenge. In the simulated picture above I'm showing the cutting backed with red paper. You can leave the paper off it it looks better to you without it.
 
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bad Grammar!

Please delete the earlier "babies 1st Christmas" pattern. I wish I had listened in English class. My grammar is very bad sometimes. This pattern corrects the mistake. Sorry for the trouble.

I updated the online catalog with the new pattern.


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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day. Go vote.

Just a simple Christmas ornament. I believe in Santa.

Today is the Presidential election in the U.S. It's an important day for everyone to show their citizenship.  Each vote means more than a vote for the candidate. It's a vote for freedom. It's a vote for all the men and women who have fought to give us this opportunity to choose. Vote with your heart and your mind. Vote with respect for the rights of others to disagree.  Your vote only counts if you cast it. Vote.
 
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Our First Christmas Together.

This pattern is eight inches in diameter.  It is the bride and grooms first Christmas together.


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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Jesus Ornament Scroll Saw Pattern.


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Friday, November 2, 2012


Sometime a simple pattern is enough. You can cut this little praying angel in just a few minutes from scraps of wood. Set it on the mantle as is or with a candle behind it.
 
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The projects form these patterns can be sold without restrictions. The patterns cannot be sold.

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Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Watch the following video to see how easy these beautiful scroll saw vases
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This pattern book contains the following size patterns

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4x6 24 piece

5x7 35 piece

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4x6 96 piece

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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.

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Stencil Printer 1.7

Stencil Printer Instruction Video.

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. This software is for Windows PC only.

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Think Safety

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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