Thursday, November 30, 2017

All I want for Christmas Scroll Saw Pattern.

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This is a Christmas wish scroll. Family makes the holidays better. I hope you can be with your family on Christmas.

I received several emails about my post a couple days ago on "Tips on Scroll Saw Blades". Most of them just let me know they appreciated the info. A few pointed out even more tips. Here is one from Ron O. All the blades Ron mentions are great blades so I thought I would share his email

Hello Steve

You were spot on with your comments on blade selection.  

I have never seen the need for anything larger than a #5. I guess the biggest advantage to using larger blades is reduction of the possibility for breakage.  Generally teeth counts are similar ,so you end up plowing a wider Kerf with a larger blade, hopefully with blade intact.

This year I cut about 60 compound ornaments using 1 3/4 to 1 7/8 poplar.  I used a #5 Pegas modified geometry blade.  A blade would last for 2 or possibly 3 ornaments.  I never broke a single blade.  At one point I cut an ornament with a Pegas #3.  It worked just fine.  As you pointed out ...slow down and let the blade do the job.

Part of my success is obviously the fantastic Pegas blade.  In my intarsia work, using very hard woods, I also use the Olson #5 PGT blades.  Another fine blade for wordart etc. Is the FD ultra reverse blade.  Again, nothing larger than a #5.

Thanks for all you do for the scrollsaw community.

Ron O.



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Let me teach you to create a beautiful wooden portrait pattern. I will show you everything you need from start to finish. The video will show you the free software program you can download for Windows or Mac OS. I will show you how to install the program and configure it for best results. 
Then I will show you the technique to take your photograph and make a pattern from it. When the pattern is complete we will go in the shop and cut it.
The DVD is $10 plus shipping. This is a data DVD that you will use on your computer to watch the video tutorial  


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.
This DVD has 1,964 patterns published from 2007 thru 2016.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.

You can view a video showing use of the DVD on a Windows PC and a MAC at this link

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Want to create beautiful wooden vases on the scroll saw?
My two "Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw" books make it easy.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas Winder Scene Fretwork Scroll Saw Pattern.

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This Christmas winter scene wall hanging is 12" tall and 10" wide. I used maple and walnut scroll saw blanks from Heritage Wood to cut this fretwork. Their glued up boards were perfect for this large project. I used the 12" X 16" boards. They do a good job of color matching the glue ups so it's hard to tell these are not just wide boards.  

There are enough cuts on this piece to keep you busy for a while. It took me about three hours to cut the fretwork. I finished it with spray acrylic. I'll use a saw tooth hanger from Bear Woods to hang it on the wall. See how I shamelessly mentioned two sponsors for this one project. Capitalism at it's finest.

Well I'm about to hit a milestone in my life. On December 1st, I will be 60 years old. There are certain birthdays that seem to stand out more than others. 16, 21, 50 and 60 seem to be transition years. When I was much younger I would have told you that 60 was ancient. Now that I'm here it don't seem so old. :)

I bring this up because I recently had a conversation with a reader about how important it is to have something in your life that you are passionate about. For some it's fishing or golf. For me it's making things. I am a very happy camper when I'm in my shop working on a project or sitting at the computer designing a pattern.

No age seems old when you can wake up each morning looking forward to the day. A hobby can be one part of your life that can keep you active both physically and mentally.

I am a big believer that a hobby can help keep you fulfilled and happier. Even when work is tough or other parts of our lives are not going well you can always retreat to your hobby and find a few minutes to be happy.

I have quite a few orders in the queue right now. I'll spend some extra time getting caught back up today. 

November is quickly coming to an end. That means you better get your entry in so you have a chance to win the Bear Woods giveaway.


This is a picture of the Heritage Woods scroll saw blanks that I used for today's project.
If you need wide boards for your project there are very well made. 


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Please support our monthly giveaway sponsor. Bear Woods,
your source for Pegas scroll saw blades and craft supplies.

Let me teach you to create a beautiful wooden portrait pattern. I will show you everything you need from start to finish. The video will show you the free software program you can download for Windows or Mac OS. I will show you how to install the program and configure it for best results. 
Then I will show you the technique to take your photograph and make a pattern from it. When the pattern is complete we will go in the shop and cut it.
The DVD is $10 plus shipping. This is a data DVD that you will use on your computer to watch the video tutorial  


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.
This DVD has 1,964 patterns published from 2007 thru 2016.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.

You can view a video showing use of the DVD on a Windows PC and a MAC at this link

Click here to Order. 
Want to create beautiful wooden vases on the scroll saw?
My two "Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw" books make it easy.

The books are $12 each and available for instant download after purchase. Click for Video Demonstration.


The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this Button. Your support is greatly appreciated. 
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A Hug For You Scroll Saw Pattern

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 Sometimes a friend or loved one just needs a hug. 

Tips on Scroll Saw Blades:


A common misconception about choosing which scroll saw blade to use is the "It's this tick so I need this size blade.". While larger blades will cut thicker wood faster, that may not be what is needed. It is perfectly acceptable to use a small blade like a #3 to cut thick wood(3/4" etc.).

You may need the smaller blade because the pattern has intricate cuts. You may want to be able to make tighter turns. In those cases a smaller blade will give the best results. Don't go smaller than what is needed for the pattern. 

You will have to use proper technique when cutting thick wood with a smaller blade. You will have to slow your feed rate. Remember to let the blade have time to remove the wood dust from the kerf. If you go too fast you are going to break the blade or have a poor cut.

When using a small blade with thick wood there is a tendency for the blade to warp in the cut. When this happens the edges of your cut will be warped. You will often have trouble pulling the pieces apart because they are wedged together. 

While you are cutting you need to pay close attention to the stress you are putting on the blade. Be careful not to put side pressure against the blade. Every few seconds slightly release your grip on the board and let it recenter. Warping is often a sign that you are going too fast for the blade/wood.

There are times when this is a very difficult technique. Very dense wood can make using smaller blades tricky. It's often a trade off of one issue for another when choosing the best blade. There is no chart that can tell you exactly which blade to use for a project. There is no substitute for experience. You get experience by trying new things. You learn failures and successes.   

Full Nativity Pattern $5: Download before you buy.


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This full Nativity set pattern is only $5. You can download the pattern and see if it
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Email Newsletter Readers: Remember that the Newsletter is just a copy of the daily blog post. To see the post in it's proper formatting click this link. If you ever misplace a pattern or any item you see here you can always find it on the blog. Everything stays on the blog forever. 


Please support our monthly giveaway sponsor. Bear Woods,
your source for Pegas scroll saw blades and craft supplies.

Let me teach you to create a beautiful wooden portrait pattern. I will show you everything you need from start to finish. The video will show you the free software program you can download for Windows or Mac OS. I will show you how to install the program and configure it for best results. 
Then I will show you the technique to take your photograph and make a pattern from it. When the pattern is complete we will go in the shop and cut it.
The DVD is $10 plus shipping. This is a data DVD that you will use on your computer to watch the video tutorial  


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.
This DVD has 1,964 patterns published from 2007 thru 2016.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.

You can view a video showing use of the DVD on a Windows PC and a MAC at this link

Click here to Order. 
Want to create beautiful wooden vases on the scroll saw?
My two "Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw" books make it easy.

The books are $12 each and available for instant download after purchase. Click for Video Demonstration.


The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this Button. Your support is greatly appreciated. 
http://www.stevedgood.com/donate2.html

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Free Pattern Catalog. 1000's of free 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.

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. 

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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You do not need a PayPal account to order. At the bottom of the PayPal page is a button that will allow you to pay with a credit card. After successful payment click the Return to Merchant button for the download.

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
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. Windows PC only.
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.

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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.

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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.
Buy This Wonderful Heirloom Puzzle Pattern

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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