Saturday, January 14, 2017

Clemson Tigers 2016 NCAA Football National Champions Scroll Saw Pattern.
Congratulations to the Clemson Tigers NCAA football team and fans for winning the national championship. It was a last second classic between Clemson and the lightly favored Alabama Crimson Tide. 

This was a rematch from last years championship and it did not disappoint. It seems like championship games can be disappointing after all the build up and hype. I thinks most people thought this would be a good game between two powerful teams but this one was special. Both teams played well. It just came down to who had the ball last. That was Clemson and they scored with one second left to win the game.  

I want to point out some information about my patterns. I get occasional email from people who are confused with a pattern. Most of the time this confusion comes from looking at the image of the project and not looking at the actual pattern. Let me explain.

I do not cut most of the patterns I design. I would spend all my time in the shop if I did. Most of the images of the finished project are just simulated. The pattern in this post is an example.

I take the pattern and add a wood texture and drop shadow. Sometimes I add a black background to make the fret work stand out. That's what I have done with this pattern. The black in this image is the fretwork. It is not an overlay. That can be confusing if you do not look at the pattern first. It's obvious in the pattern. That is a common question I get.

Another issue with looking at the image is that the base will be drawn in 2D. In the image above the two darker boards at the bottom of the trophy are 7" X 2.5" X .75" and 8" X 3.5" X .75". Again if you look at the pattern this is easier to visualize than looking at the image. 

 When a project can not be simulated or if I need to check to see if it works I will cut and build it. The clock image simulation is an example of this type of pattern. The image is a simulation in 2D. I am currently working on this pattern for release in a few days. I will actually build this project so the image better shows the project and to make sure everything fits.

Some people ask why I do not add dimension to the patterns. This question usually comes from long time traditional woodworkers. They are use to having the length, width and thickness of a board in a pattern. Most of the time as scrollers we just glue the pattern to the boards and cut it out. It does not matter what the size is because the pattern is 1/1 scale.

Sometimes people who have other woodworking equipment will cut rectangular shaped parts on the table saw. That's when it's nice to have the dimensions. For those I will sometimes add the dimension in the pattern. I did that for the two bases in this pattern. When I don't just measure the printed pattern.

Another question is "What species of wood did you use?". Since the patterns are simulated I can't give you a species. I just use contrasting colors of wood textures to show how I would select the wood if I were to build the project. I like walnut and maple as nice contrasting woods. 

Red line vs black line. I know there are some scrollers who prefer the patterns to have a red outline. My patterns are black line. That's just what I prefer so that's the way I have always designed my patterns. I have shown in a past video how you can use the RapidResizer utility on my blog to change the outline color of my patterns. You can also eliminate the grey interior using this utility.

When you need to ask a question about a particular pattern I need the filename of the pattern. I have been designing patterns for ten years online and I can't remember past yesterday. If you ask me how to cut the Christmas ornament I have no idea which one you need help with. There are hundreds of patterns. Example, give me "christmas2015.pdf" and I can look it up and try to help. 

I hope this helps. I know many people come to my blog who are just getting started. I will do everything I can to help you get started in the hobby. No question is too basic. We all had questions when we started also. 

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