Monday, August 31, 2015

No more sticky fingers.

Most scroll saw artist's use spray adhesive to apply the pattern to the wood blank. This can be messy if you try to hold the pattern. I use a pull out tray from under my workbench. I just replace the peg board insert when it get's too gummed up.

If you don't have room for a pull out tray then the next option is to cut your self a spray paddle. Just cut the pattern from 1/4" thick Baltic Birch ply and you are ready to spray. No more sticky fingers.

 
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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.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

You are a Superstar Scroll Saw Pattern.

This is a 9.75" "You are a Superstar Sign". Great for a child's room or as an award for super achievements.

 
The other day when I published the Impossible Golf Ball in a Cage pattern I said I would see if I could find a source for the basswood blank online. This block of basswood from Amazon.com is exactly the right dimensions except for the length. You can get two of the cages from this block. When I purchased it from Amazon a few days ago it was $7. I just noticed the priced has increased to $7.95. Here is the link to the Amazon.page for the product.

A few people emailed me to let me know that Ocooch.com had 2" X 2" X 12" basswood block for $3. When I put it in the cart the price is $16 including the $13 shipping.

I have a Prime membership on Amazon so the shipping was free for the block I ordered. I think this product ships for free even without a prime account but check that out before you buy.

 
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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.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Five Snowflake Christmas Ornament Earrings.

Christmas? Yes it's time to get started making inventory for your holiday craft shows. I'm going to start you off with a set of five patterns of Snowflake Christmas Ornament Earrings. I'll be slowly working in Holiday patterns over the next four months.

These earrings are a bit of a challenge to cut but they should sell for a decent price. They are cut from 1/8" thick hardwood. Each of the patterns are about one inch in diameter. All the entry holes can be drilled with a 1/16" drill bit. I used a #1 Ultra Reverse blade to cut this set.

When you are cutting very thin stock like this slow your saw down to help keep control. You can also stack cut these which can make control easier. Learning to use the back and side of the blade to stop your cut will make these easier to cut. It can be easy to over cut the pattern when making a turn in this stock.

This is another example where the outside cut is a circle and needs to be cut accurately. Flaws on the circle will make the earrings look sloppy and hard to sell. Take your time.

I will soon start taking orders for my yearly Custom Name Christmas Ornaments. I like to design new ornaments every year. I have had several requests to bring back some of the patterns from previous years. I'm still trying to figure out if I can manage that. It gets difficult to manage more than a few because of the process I use for orders. I'm working on it. I will be doing at least one of the layered Christmas ornaments again this year with custom name. They were very popular last year and I get request for those often.

 
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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, August 27, 2015

Jesus Saves Scroll Saw Pattern.

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 ~10.25 X 6.25 religious word art pattern.

After yesterdays Impossible Golf Ball in a Cage pattern I received several emails asking where to get the bass wood. I purchased mine locally at Woodcraft in the carving section. I know some of you won't have a local supplier so I checked on Amazon. They have a 10" X 1.75" X 1.75" block for $7.00. I ordered a block to check out the quality and size. I'll get in a couple days and let you know if it is suitable for the project. If you are interested here is the link to what I ordered.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002QKHS7U?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
 
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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, August 26, 2015

Impossible Golf Ball in a Cage.

This is a fun and easy project that will intrigue anyone you show it to. The golf ball in trapped inside a solid block of wood. The wood has not been cut and glued back together but somehow the ball is inside and won't come out. How is it done? The pattern has all the instructions you need.

This project is best cut from basswood.

Watch the video below to see it in action.
  

 
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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, August 24, 2015

Dance Mom Word Art Scroll Saw Pattern.

For all the Dance Mom's.
 
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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.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Jet Mini lathe and accessories for sale.

I need room in my shop. I have not used my lathe in a couple years and it's time to move it on to someone who will use it. Here is the deal. Watch the video to see what you will get. If you can pick it up in Lexington KY this week you can have everything for $300 cash only.. NO SHIPPING no use asking. I'm too lazy to pack it up.

The lathe and sharpening system work well. It's a little dirty with a few scratches. The 4 jaw chuck is stuck on the head. It's been on there a couple years and will probably need some liquid wrench to get it off. I didn't try very hard so it may come off fine but just wanted you to know.

The lathe comes with a stand. It also comes with the bed extension but you can't use it with the current stand. If you install the bed extension you have to put it on your own stand.

The tools that come with ti are cheap but functional. I primarily used it to turn pens. The 3 piece pen set is decent.

The lathe is not the electronic variable speed version. The speed change it by moving the drive belt.

I don't think I have the manuals but I'm still looking.

Email me for phone number. 

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

This is as is final sale.

Flameless Candle's. Caldle Wall Sconce Scroll Saw Pattern.

The flame-less candles on the market today are very nice.  Not only are they safe they look very natural. I purchased this 4" tall flame-less candle at Meijer's but I found them on Amazon also. Here is the link. Flame-less Candle. This candle has a switch to turn it on or set a 5 hour timer. If you turn it on the timer at 8pm it will come on every night at 8pm and light for 5 hours.

The pattern is a sconce that fits this 4" candle. Easy slot and tab construction. It hangs from a nail.

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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.

Friday, August 21, 2015

"Drinks on Me" Coaster Scroll Saw Pattern.

I cut these coasters from 1/4" and 1/8" Baltic Birch plywood. They are nice and big with the cork center being 4" in diameter. I bought the cork pre-cut from Hobby Lobby. The cork is 1/8" thick. I used red spray paint to  give them some color.

This is one of those projects that is a little more difficult than it looks. The center circle cut-out has to be cut very accurately. Any imperfections will really stand out here.

Here is a link to my "Curve and Circle Cutting Tutorial" if you need to brush up on the technique.

 
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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, August 19, 2015

Little Ducky Pan Vent Scroll Saw Pattern.

I cut and sanded this project in less than three minutes. No finish required.Throw 1 or 2 of them in a bag with the included label for your next craft show sell.

Cost of materials. Bag ~ .40 cents. Label ~.90 for color .10 for B/W. Wood ~ .50. Go with the B/W label and you have buck in materials. If you stack cut you can probably make around 25/hour. I would charge $3 for the product. That's $75 - ~$25 in materials giving you a $50 profit. Cut the bag out and use the label for a sign in front of a bucket full of these and you do even better.

My math is rough and this won't make or break you day but it gives you something everyone coming in your booth can afford.

The Fall Arts and Craft shows are coming up soon. You need inventory. Don't forget to include a guilt product in your booth. A guilt product is when someone comes in and talks to you about your products. Maybe they don't want to shell out $50 for that beautiful wooden bowl. If you have an inexpensive product they will sometimes buy it just because they don't want to walk out with nothing. As long as the guilt product has value it will often sell out. Christmas ornaments are another product you can often sell very easily.

 
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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.

Sue Mey e-Magazine and a Dragon Wall Plaque.

Sue has issue 6 of her e-Magazine ready. She puts incredible effort into these magazines. This is one of the best values out there for scrollers. Go get your copy today. 

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Note: The items shown are linked to the website - Click on either the Description or the Image for it to open there
The September issue of my e-Magazine is now available. This issue is dedicated to autumn/fall, and the Halloween holiday. Several easy designs such as the pumpkin stack, BOO letters, and freestanding fall trees are included. Many of the projects will be enhanced by adding color, but they can be left natural if preferred. There are 17 different patterns/pattern sets – all new, and not available on my website.
To see the Table of contents for more detail on the projects and articles included, click on either the description or the image below. Vector files are available on request.
NW1351 E-Magazine Issue 6 -September 2015 $7.95
NW1351

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Visit the Special Offers category for pattern sets at reduced prices and a great deal on seven digital books: 40 Christian crosses, 44 Christmas projects, 40 Boxes, 46 Angel-themed projects, 50 Signs & Plaques, 50 Clocks and 40 Love & friends patterns.
Patterns purchased from my website are conveniently delivered as downloads to your computer for immediate printing and use.
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The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make A Donation


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.

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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.

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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
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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.

Please watch the instruction videos to understand what you will receive.

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

This is a PDF of all the patterns in my free catalog. It is for Windows only and has a program to automatically download the pattern to your computer. Please watch the video below before you order. Click the picture to order.
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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.

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. Windows PC only.
Download Version 1.1
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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. Windows PC only.
Download the Free Oval Key Chain Pattern Maker. Create Oval key chain patterns in seconds.
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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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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.
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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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