Saturday, October 27, 2018

Gear Box Scroll Saw Pattern.

This is a small box is for folks who are mechanically inclined. The gears don't do anything but like a fidget spinner, it can be satisfying to give them a spin. It is a perfect little gift for a mechanical engineer or mechanic. The box dimensions are 5.5" X 3.5".

I included an optional graphic for the bottom of the box.

Newsletter Update: If you subscribe to the newsletter please read this..........

I am comfortable that the new newsletter delivery system is working well. I am going to turn off the old delivery system today. This should stop you from receiving duplicate newsletters.

Through this process, I have learned that there is no such thing as a perfect system for delivering email. My newsletter may still go to your spam folder. Email spam filters are updating constantly and they can be very difficult to predict. One way to help ensure that you receive the newsletter is to add it to your email contacts list. 

The new system does fix all the other problems I had with the old system. It also gives me many more features that I hope to use in the future.

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Let's Talk Shop with Russ Show featuring Bob Brokaw:

Bob discusses DeWalt DW788 maintenance.

Last week on the Let's Talk Shop with Russ show he interviewed Bob Brokaw. You may remember from past posts on my blog that Bob is an expert technician servicing the DeWalt DW788 scroll saw. 

The DeWalt is probably the most popular scroll saw ever sold. In my travels around the country, I see more of the yellow machine than any other brand. It is a nice machine but like all equipment, it will occasionally need some maintenance. This is a very long video but if you own a DeWalt or just like listening to folks talk shop then check out the video. 

Do Russ a favor and click the like button while you are there. Subscribe to his channel and type a message if you have a comment. 

There is a rumor going around that Russ's secret identity involves reindeer and a yearly trip around the world. I can neither confirm nor deny that rumor but I do know he likes milk and cookies. Suspicious....... 

WEN Air Filtration System: Give yourself a Christmas gift and cleaner lungs.

I have owned WEN Air Filtration System for almost a year. Priced at $126.38 on Amazon it is a very nice bargain in my opinion. If you are in a small garage shop this is probably all you need. Its competition is the Jet 708620B priced at $420. Don't get me wrong, the Jet is the better filtration unit. but at over three times to cost it is out of many scrollers budget. If you need more coverage you can buy two of the WEN units for less than one of the Jet.

The WEN unit has three speeds 300/350/400 CFM. It will circulate the air in a 400 SF room 7.5 times per hour. It includes a 1-micron filter and a 5-micron pre-filter. I also come with a handy remote control.

This is not dust collection. This is air filtration. The biggest danger to your lungs is the dust that floats around in the shop. The tiny particles can hover for long periods of time. Once they settle they can be stirred back up again just by you moving around the shop. The dust that falls to the floor is a nuisance but at least it's not in your lungs.

I do not have an air quality tester but I can judge by the dust that settles that the WEN is doing a pretty good job. You should still wear a dust mask at the point where you are creating the dust but the WEN Air Filtration System is going to keep the air cleaner for when you remove the mask.

The links is this write up are affiliate links. 

$12 per sheet of 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping
Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
The perfect way to sign your work.

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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.

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The projects form these patterns can be sold without restrictions. The patterns cannot be sold.

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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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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.
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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

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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