Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Simple Desk Pen Holder Scroll Saw Pattern.

I call this type of project "scrap box". If you have been into woodworking very long you will probably have a scrap box full of small cut offs. Every once in a while it's nice to be able to use those cut offs for something. These small initial pen holders are perfect scrap box projects. They require very small pieces of wood. They are easy to cut and finish. If you work the arts and crafts shows you can sell these as one of your lower priced products.

If you are into turning pen and pencil sets on the lathe these could be nice up sells along with your pen. You could enlarge the box just a little and drill two holes for a pen and pencil set. 

  
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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.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

If you would like to have all the patterns in the Scrollsaw Workshop catalog you can buy the first six years DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns. The 2014 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 223 patterns.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

"A Hundred Hearts" Scroll Saw Pattern.

This love plaque is 10" X 8".   

 A few of you have noticed that the "All Patterns" category is missing from my free online catalog.
 Unfortunately the software that I use for the catalog is broken and for some reason it can no longer display all patterns at once. I think we may have gone over some limit. All the patterns are still there you just have to see them through any of the other categories.

I am currently working on another option. Not sure when it will be available though. 
 
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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.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

I think we need a bigger boat!

This shadow box pattern after framed is 9" X 7.75". I saw a preview of the show Shark Week and this came out. 
 
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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.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Beer Scroll Saw Pattern.

Conserve Water Drink Beer wall plaque.
 
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http://www.stevedgood.com/woodenvases.html
Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

If you would like to have all the patterns in the Scrollsaw Workshop catalog you can buy the first six years DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns. The 2014 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 223 patterns.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

4th Of July Scroll Saw Pattern. A video from Александр Шенрок.


I enjoyed seeing this video on YouTube tonight. This Russian speaking gentleman takes inspiration from my wooden vase patterns and designs one of his own. I don't speak the language but I found it interesting to see another craftsman work on the project. He uses a couple techniques that I have not tried. He also has almost 12,000 views. That's pretty good.

I highly encourage any of you to take my patterns and modify them to make something special of your own. It's a great way to get started designing patterns. 

  
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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.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Retired Police Officer Scroll Saw Pattern.

This is a pattern that was requested by a reader a few weeks ago.  I receive a lot of pattern requests. I can only do a few of them. If the pattern is something many readers might be able to use then I am much more likely to design it.  I do appreciate the ideas for patterns that I get from you guys. There are many nights that I sit here with a blank stare hoping something will magically jump into my head. Sometime it does sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it does and after I design it I wish it hadn't :).

If you have an idea for a pattern feel free to email it to me. Don't be surprised if I don't reply but I promise I do read them. I just run out of day before I am able to answer all the email. 
 
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http://www.stevedgood.com/woodenvases.html
Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

If you would like to have all the patterns in the Scrollsaw Workshop catalog you can buy the first six years DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns. The 2014 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 223 patterns.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Finger do not grow back scroll saw pattern.

A friend of mine recently had a run in with a table saw blade. Luckily he didn't lose a finger but he was injured seriously. He told me that while he was working with a Shopsmith in the table saw configuration he reached across the blade and made contact. It cut across two fingers. He was just fractions of an inch from losing those fingers.

He was in the shop working while he was stressed over an event that had happened earlier in the day. He told me he was thinking about the event just before he was injured.

Woodworking tools can be dangerous if they are not given the respect they deserve. It is so important to be focused when you work around woodworking tools. Do not even go to your shop if you are tired. Stay away if you have been drinking. If you are on prescription medications ask your doctor if it has the potential to alter your focus.

I have personally been injured a couple times in the shop. One time it was because I was using a tool without the proper knowledge to use it safely. The other time I was not focused on safety and performed an unsafe operation. Both of my injuries were unacceptable and should not have happened. It's our responsibility to make sure anyone in our shop has the knowledge and skill to operate the tools safely at all times. 

There are thousands of serious hand injuries every year in woodworking shops. Don't be one of the statistics. Learn the proper and safe use of all your tools. A good place to start is the manual. If you still don't feel comfortable then take a local class. Stay safe and make sure you count ten fingers when you leave the shop.
 
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http://www.stevedgood.com/woodenvases.html
Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Fretwork Clock Scroll Saw Pattern. Happy Father's Day.

This fretwork mantle clock requires a 2 3/4" clock insert that fits a 2 3/8" diameter hole.

Sunday is Father's Day and I want to wish all the Dad's a great day. 

   
 
Here is a bonus pattern for today. I know it's a little late but it was a last minute request from a reader. His son will be celebrating his first father's day on Sunday. I thought a few others could use it also.
   
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http://www.stevedgood.com/woodenvases.html
Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Microchip Clock by James Burroughs.

I started heavily using and working with technology in the late 70's. I have lost track of the number of computers I have purchased. I study technology and I work with technology. In other words I am a complete geek.

James Burrouhgs made my day earlier this week when he sent me a computer mock up of a computer microchip clock. I knew instantly that I would make one and sit it on my desk. There was other good news in his email to me. He was offering to put together plans and share them with my readers. I didn't have to think twice and ask if he would do just that.

Here is the rest of the story. James has not yet purchased his scroll saw. He just happened to see the tech paper dial I made a few months ago. He had the idea of incorporating it into a microchip clock. Without having any scrolling experience he has put together a nice set of plans for the clock.

James normally works in the metric system and he took the time to convert the pattern over to inches. I have looked over the pattern and I don't see any mistakes but I have not built this clock yet. He has added enough detail that I think it can be easily worked out even if something is wrong.

Thanks James. I look forward to building this clock myself and I know there are other geeks like me who will enjoy the time you put into this design.  
 
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http://www.stevedgood.com/woodenvases.html
Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

If you would like to have all the patterns in the Scrollsaw Workshop catalog you can buy the first six years DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns. The 2014 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 223 patterns.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

2015 NBA Champions, Golden State Warriors.

The NBA finals came to an end tonight. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers four games to two with a 105 - 97 game six victory. This years finals saw an over-matched and injury riddled Cavs try to hand in with the best team in the league. Cleveland had tons of determination but not enough firepower to hang with the Warriors.

This warriors team is young and talented. It will be interesting to see how they fare as defending champs. It would not be shocking to see both of these teams back here next year.

This commemorative Warriors trophy patterns is for all you Golden State fans. Enjoy the celebration.


 
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The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Scroll a Scroll Saw.

I thought you DeWalt DW788 owners might like this pattern. 

 
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http://www.stevedgood.com/woodenvases.html

Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

If you would like to have all the patterns in the Scrollsaw Workshop catalog you can buy the first six years DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns. The 2014 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 223 patterns.

We have a winner.


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The winner of The Lifter giveaway is...........Austin Johnson. Austin answered the question correctly and is the winner of The Lifter from Papa's Workshop. If you were not lucky enough to win this great accessory then you can pick one up from Frank's web page.

Austin, I will be sending your email address to Frank so he can contact you for shipping details.

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway.   

Here is my video review of The Lifter from 2013.

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The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Second Edition is available now!


I finally have the second edition of my Wooden Vases book complete and available for download. The price is the same as the first edition, $12. It is only available in digital format. After payment the book will be instantly ready to download. Secure payment is accepted through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account to purchase. You can use your credit card by clicking the Buy Now button below.
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The pictures below are the eight vases in the second edition with a brief description. The second edition of this book is about choices. There are multiple different decorating choices included in the book. Several of you have emailed me saying that the vases are selling well in your shows. I believe the reason is that they are unique. I'm hoping these extra decorating choices will allow you to bring even more people into your booth.

For those of you making these as gifts you now have more choices to make the perfect gift for any personality.

For those of you who have asked about using these vases for live flowers here are my thoughts. First of all these are designed as decorative vases or for dried flowers. I have been doing some experiments with water in the vases. Obviously the vases with open fretwork are out. I used a waterproof glue and sealed the inside of the vases with spray lacquer. They held water just fine but I'm not making any promises. Three of these vases were designed without fretwork so you can do your own experiments with water proofing the vases.  
  
This is a little over nine inches tall. I designed this vase with plenty of room for decoration. In the example I show the vase decorated with wood burning. (I include four wood burning patterns). For those of you with an artistic side this vase has room for a nice painted scene. I could also be used for a commemorative vase by adding names and dates such as an Anniversary.
   
This vase is nine inches tall. In the example I show it decorated with a polymer clay inlay. Polymer clay is an inexpensive oven hardened clay that works pretty well for inlay. You cut the fretwork and full it with the clay. It's is then baked at low temperature to harden the clay. You can also use other inlay material like Inlace or simply cut the fretwork.
   
This is another vase that stands a little over nine inches tall.  This one is just a simple fretwork pattern but keep in mind that you can decorate any of these vase the way you like.
  
Standing eight inches tall this vase demonstrates a carved wooden applique technique. The leaf pattern is included. You simply cut the leaf on the scroll saw then use a dremel tool or hand carving tools to make the applique look hand carved. It's pretty easy and give a nice hand made look to the vase.
  
This vase is under seven inches tall. I designed this vase to have a little more complicated fretwork. This one will challenge your cutting skill a bit but the end result looks impressive.
 
Another vase that's just under seven inches tall. This vase has easy fret work and is designed to be very easy to sand. By far the most difficult task in building these vases is the sanding. This vase has very gradual contours which make sanding a lot easier. 

This vase is about the bling. It is eight inches tall and has been painted with gold metallic paint. When I was researching different methods to decorate the vases for this book I decided to try painting one. I actually thought it would be a terrible idea. I am a wood guy. Painting wood is evil. Guess what I like the way it turned out enough to include it in the book. There are several different metallic and textured paints and they give the project a totally unique look. The key is to sand to a very high grit before applying the paint in thin layers.
  
This vase is the grand daddy of the book. It stands an impressive 14.25 inches. This vase was designed to be about the size. It's the "draw the customers into the tent vase". I made the dragon motif for the example because I want this one on my display shelf. I also include a floral pattern for this vase to make it easier to sell.

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Thousands of FREE scroll saw patterns. No registration or signup required.

The projects form these patterns can be sold without restrictions. The patterns cannot be sold.

Click her for the Free Online Catalog.

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Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each

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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
are to make. 

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Do you want all the patterns available from the Scrollsaw Workshop? This DVD has every pattern published from 2007 thru 2016. This DVD has 1969 patterns. The DVD is $20 plus shipping to many countries in the world. Check the order page for details.

No returns are accepted. No refunds. Defective DVDs will be replaced.

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Create a Family Heirloom. Download The Jigsaw Puzzle Template Book. Only $7.00

May not print correctly from a mobile device. Use a desktop or laptop computer for printing. Instructions included for printing
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.

Order the $3 pdf Catalog

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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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Scroll Saw Keychain Pattern Maker

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If you want to make your own portrait pattern designs this may be what you are looking for. Charles Dearing has a unique approach to designing portrait style patterns. He does not use complicated computer software. He uses good old pen, paper and tracing. Charles teaches everything you need to know to take your picture and turn it in to a beautiful wooden treasure. Click this link now and see the DVD's he has to offer.

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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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