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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Heads up on the heades up.

Looks like when they said limited quantities they really meant limited quantities. The Woodcraft sale for the Delta 40-690 that I mentioned yesterday looks to be sold out with no back-orders.

Delta had introduced the model 40-695 late last year and I guess they are just clearing stock for the new model to hit the shelves. I talked to Delta and the new model won't be in the stores until April.

I have had reports that some people are still finding the model 40-690 available in their local Woodcraft stores so it might be worth a phone call to check local inventory.

The specs on the new model are very similar to the old one. The biggest difference appears that the upper arm has been redesigned to stay in the up position when changing blades. That's a nice addition.

Sorry for the late notice on this sale but at least a few of you were able to take advantage of the price.

Heads up.

The Delta 20" Model 40-690 scroll saw is currently available on sale for $349.99 at Woodcraft. The price includes the stand and light. The ad says the price runs through March 1, 2012 but quantities are limited.

If you are looking to upgrade from an entry level saw or are just getting started in the hobby this saw would be a good choice. The model 40-690 has a 20" throat capacity. It is variable speed and the table tilts 45 degrees left and right. All the controls are up front for easy access and blade changes are tool free and easy. It has a flexible dust blower. The table is large with lots of room in front of the blade to support your project while cutting. The build quality is very good and the saws weighs in at 83 lbs. The included stand and the heft of this saw help keep vibration low. The Delta comes with a nice lamp that can be easily positioned to make seeing the pattern line easier. One accessory that is not included but in my opinion a must is a foot switch. I like the dead mans style switch. The foot switch keeps your hand free to hold the project at all times.

I have used this saws cousin (DeWalt DW788) for years and it has proven to be reliable and accurate. The two saws are nearly identical except for the color scheme and branding.

If you are in the market for a new saw check this one out.

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I received no compensation for this post. I just want to point out what I think is a good deal for those who might be interested.

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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