Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!!! Carriage Clock Scroll Saw Pattern.

This clock is about 13 inches long. It requires a 2 3/4" Clock insert with a 2 3/8" mounting hole.
The clock insert I used came from Bear Woods.

A Year in Review:

2018. Wow, 2017 has flown by for me. It's been a great year. I was able to travel to a few scroll saw events and meet many of you in person. Those events were tons of fun and I enjoyed meeting so many of you.

The Blog has continued to grow. The blog is nearly eleven years old so the growth is slowing. The number of email Newsletter subscribers has grown to around 32,000. At this time last year it was something like 27,000. For the month of December 2017 I sent out 864,000 email Newsletters.

My YouTube channel currently stands at 27,872 subscribers. I have had 10,436,979 video views from 363 videos.

The pattern catalog has grown by 331 more free patterns. For a total of 2218.

I posted 347 times in 2017. That's higher than any year except 2010 when I posted 367 times.

The year of 2017 saw 7,452,264 patterns downloaded from my blog. That's not a record but still a decent year.

Pattern downloads by year
2017  7,452,264
2016  7,886,741
2015  5,027,329
2014  3,998,026  Where was everyone this year :)
2013  9,101,561
2012  7,589,732
2011  7,854,853
2010  3,200,206
2009  344,138
2008  48,289
2007  42,302

That's a total of 52,545,441 patterns downloaded from my blog. That blows my mind every time I add up the totals.

I want to thank each and everyone of you who have supported me here on the blog. I hope you will continue to follow what I do. I'll do my best to make it worth your time.

Another quick tip:

In yesterday's post I wrote about sanding the back of the board after drilling the entry holes. Here is a tip I received from reader William Buschor. He suggests marking each entry hole on the back of the board with a sharpie. He does this to make it easier to see the entry hole when he bottom feeds the blade through the hole. Sounds like a good idea to me.

This would be especially helpful when the board is larger. It's often a problem to get the board tilted high enough to see the holes without bending down to look under the board. Having the ink dots would make it easier to spot the holes.

I do think that you want to keep the dot as small as possible. For most cuts the dot will be cut away. It the area is very small you may see the dot on the back of the project after the cut is made.

Thanks William.  

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