Friday, April 6, 2018

ClockClock Scroll Saw Pattern. Stickman Chess Set Pattern available to purchase.

It's a clock, clock. Requires a 2 3/4" clock insert. Sometimes I pick up a piece of wood and ask it what it should be. This piece of yellow heart wanted to be a clock. 

This piece of yellow heart was one inch thick. Yellow heart cuts easily but it reminded me of a problem that I hear from many new scrollers.  I often receive an email asking why the edges of the cuts are not straight. When they try to remove the cutout part it will come out one direction but not the other. The piece is effectively shaped like a wedge. 
Assuming that the table is square to the blade here are a couple of suggestions to correct this proble.

Make sure that the blade tension is correct. New scrollers often under tension the blade thinking it will break. This under tension will result in the blade flexing and give you a curved cut. Add a bit more tension and see if that helps.

Pay attention to how you are pushing the blade through the wood. Don't apply side pressure on the blade as you cut. Relax your grip from time to time an allow the blade to come back to 90 degrees. 

Do not rush the cut. Let the blade have time to remove the sawdust from the kerf. 

Sometimes you have to use a smaller blade to cut a pattern. The smaller the blade the more likely it is to flex in the cut. If you are using a very small blade in thick wood then you absolutely have to slow way down. Of course, if you can use a larger blade it will cut more efficiently. Sometimes we just don't have that option.

Stickman Chess Set Pattern: $5 

Many of you have enjoyed the Stickman series of patterns. I will continue to add more to the collection of free patterns. Today I am offering the Stickman Chess Set Pattern for $5. 
The pattern includes all the pieces and instruction to build the optional 3D chess board.

This is being offered as HonorWare. You can download the pattern before you pay. If you like the pattern and keep it I ask that you pay $5. Thank you for supporting the Scrollsaw Workshop/
I wanted the chess board to be as whimsical as the pieces. I finally decided on this 3D chess board.It does take a while to build but I think it adds a lot of fun to the set. You can use a standard chess board if you like. Just make sure the squares are at least 1.75" square.

If you only cut the chess pieces this is a very easy project to cut. There are few interior holes and all of the pieces can be easily stack cut to make the project go much faster than it appears. 
Painting is optional. I cut my pieces from 1/4" thick Baltic birch. It would also look great cut from two contrasting colors of hard woods. Walnut and soft maple come to mind. 

After you download the pattern you can pay by clicking this button.
Thank you for your support.

You can also send payment to the address in the pattern book
if you are not comfortable paying online.

I will add this to my eStore later this week.

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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. 

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Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each
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.
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.
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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

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