Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Stickman Hockey Scroll Saw Pattern.


Take to the ice with Stickman Hockey. That's right we have sticks swinging sticks.

Logan "Big Lumber" Yardley

Logan received his nickname from rival players who were often on the receiving end of a stick to the head. I'm not saying that Logan is a dirty player but he now has to take a bus to away games. He can't fly with the team because he is on the Terrorist Security Administrations(TSA) No -Fly list.  

Jean "Biscuit" Dubois

Jean has been the goalie for the Canadian National Hockey team for the last six seasons. No one has ever seen Jean's face because he never removes his goalie mask. There is rumor that Jean is actually famous Star Trek actor and Canadian  William Shatner.  When team officials were asked about the rumor they gave this statement. "Bill, er....I mean Jean, and his family would ask that you respect their personal and private life." When pushed for proof by a reporter, lasers were set to stun and the new conference was over.

This blog post was sponsored by Acme Goal Inc.


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This is not a review or endorsement. This is an ad.

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Less than a day left to enter.

Click to Enter the Giveaway

Click to visit Bear Woods Facebook page and enter your photo.

January's 2WAYS2WIN contest had great participation so Stephen at Bear Woods and I want to do it again.

WAY2WIN #1: Click the link above and enter the giveaway. That simple. Enter everyday.

WAY2WIN #2: Post up to three photos of your wooden trains, planes or automobiles on the Bear Woods Facebook page.
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Products for your consideration:


Scroll Saw Pattern Design Tutorial: DVD
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  



Every Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern from 2007-2017 in DVD
Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has 2,300 patterns published from 2007 thru 2017.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.

If you use the DVD on a Windows PC there is a simple viewer program to browse through the patterns.

The DVD also works fine on a MAC. The viewer program is not MAC compatible but there is an included PDF with all the patterns shown as thumbnails for easy viewing. 

Unique Wooden Vases:
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, February 27, 2018

I Love My Labrador Retriever Scroll Saw Pattern.


Here is the second of the series of "I Love My" dog breed patterns. I have a list going of requested breeds. I will design them as I find good reference photos. 

Dachshund
pug 
Chiwauwau
Golden Retriever
basset hound
English Cocker Spaniel
Great Dane
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Jack Russell terrier.

 

 Top Feeder or Bottom Feeder? Video by William Young.

https://youtu.be/_ax30P2avmA
By William Young.

Back in 2016 I did a poll here on the blog. I ask if you were a top feeder or a bottom feeder.
Here were the results from back then.
As you can see, we had 758 people take the poll and nearly 75% answered they were a bottom feeder. 
For those of you who may not be familiar with the terms let me explain. No a bottom feeder is not a cat fish. Bottom feeding means that you release the blade from the bottom chuck and thread the blade up through the bottom of the board when you change to another interior hole. A top feeder does just the opposite.

In the video above Bill Young talks about being a top feeder and why he prefers that method. 

I have always been a predominantly bottom feeder. I will sometimes top feed if the board is large. A large board can be tricky to find the hole from the bottom. 

There are pros and cons for both methods but it boils down to preference. If you have always done it one way or the other then give the other method a try. I think that having both techniques in your quiver gives you the most flexibility. Practice both techniques. Larry Bird could shoot right handed and left handed. He did alright for himself.  




Click Image to Enlarge and see contest details.

Click to Enter the Giveaway

Click to visit Bear Woods Facebook page and enter your photo.

January's 2WAYS2WIN contest had great participation so Stephen at Bear Woods and I want to do it again.

WAY2WIN #1: Click the link above and enter the giveaway. That simple. Enter everyday.

WAY2WIN #2: Post up to three photos of your wooden trains, planes or automobiles on the Bear Woods Facebook page.

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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. 

Products for your consideration:


Scroll Saw Pattern Design Tutorial: DVD
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  



Every Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern from 2007-2017 in DVD
Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has 2,300 patterns published from 2007 thru 2017.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.

If you use the DVD on a Windows PC there is a simple viewer program to browse through the patterns.

The DVD also works fine on a MAC. The viewer program is not MAC compatible but there is an included PDF with all the patterns shown as thumbnails for easy viewing. 

Unique Wooden Vases:
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

My Sponsors:
Support the businesses who support our community.
Home of Pegas scroll saw blades.



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Monday, February 26, 2018

Stickman Karate Scroll Saw Pattern.


 I'm still working on all the requests for Stickman patterns. Today we have Stickman Karate.

I will be changing it up each day with the dog breed patterns and these Stickman patterns until I get bored with them :)

 John "Sticky" Sap

John held the ranking of Black Belt until early this year. Unfortunately John washed is belt with his white gym socks and bleach. John has not started over with the ranking of White Belt.

 Kioshi "Mokkō" Natsuko

Kioshi's nickname is Mokkō. The English translation of the Japanese word Mokkō is "woodworker". Kioshi earned his nickname by breaking 2,367 boards in one hour with his forehead. After the feat he signed a multi year endorsement contract with Tylenol.  

Jack "Bow Tie" Plane 

Jack received his training as a Karate referee by watching a Chuck Norris movie. Jack knows nothing about the Martial Arts but because he wears a bow tie he looks very official. No one has ever questioned his credentials. After recently watching the 1976 hit movie, "All The Presidents Men" staring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, Jack has started a committee to look into a possible Presidential run in 2020. 

A difficult subject to discuss:


As you can imagine I receive lots of email from new readers asking which scroll saw they should buy. The note will often go something like this. "I only have $200 to spend. Which scroll saw should I buy?".  This is a tough question to answer. It's easy to respond  that they are wasting their money and should wait and save up for a better saw. I know that is what some of the long time scrollers are thinking as they read this. There is obviously some merit to that answer.

We all know that the experience you have from a high end saw is going to be better than an entry level machine. I wish everyone could have the option to start with a $1,000 scroll saw, or even a $500 saw but that's just not realistic for most casual scroll saw newbies. 

I received an email today from a reader about this subject. His name is Keith. He had just purchased a DeWalt DW-788 after starting out with a Craftsman 16" and then a Porter Cable. Needless to say Keith was very pleased that he had moved up to the DeWalt. His experience is better in almost every way. But here is the twist.

Keith used the Craftsman to make gifts for family and friends for almost a year before upgrading to the Porter Cable. He then used the Porter Cable for a few years before becoming dissatisfied enough with how it ran to drop some serious money on the DeWalt. 

Those entry level machines allowed Keith to feel out the hobby. The saws were good enough to allow him to have some fun making projects. The entry level machines did not run Keith off from the hobby. They did just the opposite. They peaked his interest enough to eventually move up to a better machine.

Now don't get me wrong. I do not recommend that you buy a $79 scroll saw if you want to do advanced fretwork. I don't even recommend a $79 scroll saw for cutting basic level patterns. I also don't immediately recommend that someone just getting started run out and spend a thousand dollars.

The best answer I can give is to buy the best you can afford. If that is a $200 saw then go for it. You will have to temper your expectations but I know people who put out beautiful work on a $200 scroll saw. If you can afford a $1,400 saw and are sure you are serious about the hobby then great. Take the plunge.



Interesting product:


Check out this product I discovered on Amazon. These are USB powered mini LED printed circuit board lights. They come in a package of ten boards for $11.99. Each PCB has 6 LED's. I am thinking that these might work well in scroll saw projects than need to be lighted. Of course you will need a power source but that should not be much of a problem. I'm thinking a USB extension cable and wall wart. Maybe I can even find a simpler method to power them. 

I just ordered a set tonight and will test them out. 


Click Image to Enlarge and see contest details.
Only two days left to enter.



January's 2WAYS2WIN contest had great participation so Stephen at Bear Woods and I want to do it again.

WAY2WIN #1: Click the link above and enter the giveaway. That simple. Enter everyday.

WAY2WIN #2: Post up to three photos of your wooden trains, planes or automobiles on the Bear Woods Facebook page.



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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. 

Products for your consideration:


Scroll Saw Pattern Design Tutorial: DVD
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  



Every Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern from 2007-2017 in DVD
Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has 2,300 patterns published from 2007 thru 2017.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.

If you use the DVD on a Windows PC there is a simple viewer program to browse through the patterns.

The DVD also works fine on a MAC. The viewer program is not MAC compatible but there is an included PDF with all the patterns shown as thumbnails for easy viewing. 

Unique Wooden Vases:
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

My Sponsors:
Support the businesses who support our community.
Home of Pegas scroll saw blades.



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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

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.
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.
http://www.stevedgood.com/swpd/swpdorderpage.html
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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Papa's Custom Patterns.

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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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