Thursday, January 30, 2014
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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Monday, January 27, 2014
This pattern book has eight different designs for the tea light stand pictured. If you just have a few minutes to get out in the shop then this pattern might be just the ticket. If you follow my designs you know that I tend to do easy patterns. There is a good reason for that. I have the attention span of a 3 month old puppy.
I used to design and build furniture in my shop. It would sometimes take weeks to finish a project. I almost quite woodworking because I could not stay focused on a project that long. I migrated to spending most of my time on the scroll saw because I could design a pattern and often finish the project that same night. That bias still comes out in most everything I do. I love to see those large cathedral clocks and read about how they took months to cut but that's just not my cup of tea.
The video below is another Gwinnett Woodworkers Association Scroll Saw Sig meeting. In this demonstration Hans shows basket making techniques on the scroll saw. Hans shows a few different types of baskets and how easy they are to make. I believe most of the patterns in the video are mine so if you are interested you can find them in my catalog. As always Hans does a fantastic job. The video is long so get a cup of coffee and enjoy.
Posted by Steve Good at 11:58:00 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Posted by Steve Good at 9:42:00 PM
I have know Mike for several years. He provides an excellent product and very good service. I can highly recommend him as a source for blades.
Posted by Steve Good at 12:43:00 AM
Saturday, January 25, 2014
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Thursday, January 23, 2014
I cut the backer board and the front as separate pieces. If you have trouble following the pattern line they wont fit together well and you will have to sand that much more. If you thing that will be a problem then stack cut both at the same time. Use the front pattern and cut the key for both. Then when you separate the front and back you can cut the key off the backer. Then you will have two perfectly matching parts. You can cut the letters after you remove the backer.
Posted by Steve Good at 4:14:00 AM
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
If you use a laptop on a desk you know that the height of the monitor is not ideal. I have a table that I use for electronics experimenting. I like to have my laptop there to look things up on Google as I work. I also like to connects a real mouse and keyboard. The keyboard can get in the way.
I decided to design a laptop stand that would solve the monitor height and hold the keyboard out of the way when not needed.
The prototype below is what I came up with. I used 1/2" Thick MDF but I plan to cut it again in some nice looking wood. The cross brace has slots cut in each end to hold the stands. If you do a good job of making the fit tight you won't even need to glue the cross brace. That way you can disassemble it for storage or travel. The holes are to reduce the weight as much as possible without making it weak.
Let me make it clear that these patterns are available for free on my blog. These DVD's are for your own archive. I had many requests to make them available on DVD. I recently created the 2013 update to the original DVD. This link take you to the order page for both DVD's. The first disk has 2007 to 2012. The second disk is the update for 2013. They are $20 for the first disk and $7.50 for the update.
Here are two PDF files that list all the patterns on each DVD.
Posted by Steve Good at 12:40:00 AM
Monday, January 20, 2014
I needed a bit of a break so I have not done much work on the blog the last couple days. That means I am miles behind on answering email. I'll be trying to get to as many as possible the next couple days.
Posted by Steve Good at 3:26:00 AM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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Sunday, January 12, 2014
Posted by Steve Good at 10:05:00 PM
Let me talk a minute about the base. One tool that can really add to your projects appeal is a router. On a project like this the base looks clunky if you just leave it plain. Using a router to put a nice decorative detail on the base will really help. A router table is great but even just using the router hand held will work. If you can add it to your tool budget its worth the money.
Posted by Steve Good at 3:05:00 AM
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Posted by Steve Good at 11:42:00 PM
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
I pull for the SEC but you have to give FSU all the credit. They never gave up in the game. Their Heisman trophy winning quarterback kept his cool after a so so first half. He is a freshman and you would have expected him to fold under the pressure of a poor start. Winston went 20 for 35 for 237 yards passing with 2 TDs and 0 INTs. Not the stats he is use to but good enough for a championship.
You have to give Auburn their due also. They were double digit dogs before the game started. I think their game plan was right they just came up one big play short to a very good team. It's been a good run for the SEC in the BCS championship games.
Posted by Steve Good at 1:10:00 AM
Monday, January 6, 2014
Like much of the country we are expecting severe cold weather tonight and tomorrow. -2 degrees F with wind-chills as low as -20 degrees F. We don't see temps like that here in Kentucky very often. It's probably been 20 years or more since I can remember anything this severe. Most winters I never even break out a heavy coat. I just wear a jacket. I guess the big coat will come out of the closet in the morning. For all of you who are experiencing the same type of weather be careful. Check on your neighbors especially the elderly. Make sure your animals are protected. It's a good time to heat up the shop and just make some saw dust.
Posted by Steve Good at 1:17:00 AM
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Posted by Steve Good at 4:05:00 AM
Friday, January 3, 2014
I hope everyone had a nice New Year. Mine was the normal. I try to stay awake but don't succeed. My wife wakes me up a few minutes before the ball drops. I watch the countdown then promptly fall back a sleep in the recliner. It's a wild life I lead.
The login problem came back again today on the Community Forum. Sorry for those of you who could not get in. It is a bug in the forum software. It's working now but I'm still looking for a permanent solution. I'll spend some more time this weekend researching the problem. Hopefully the software authors can help me get to a final fix.
Posted by Steve Good at 12:16:00 AM
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