Friday, August 24, 2018

Dragon Clock Scroll Saw Pattern.


This clock requires a 2 3/4" clock insert with a 2 3/8" mounting hole. The hole can be cut with your scroll saw or you can use a 2 3/8" Forstner bit. If you make lots of clocks then the Forstner bit comes in handy. They are expensive at this size though. Amazon Link for the Forstner bit.

You can get the clock inserts from Bear Woods. Here is the link to the 2 3/4" inserts.


Scrollsaw Woodworking and Crafts Magazine Fall Issue is Out:


This is not a paid advertisement. I just noticed that the Fall issue of Scrollsaw Woodworking and Crafts magazine is out. The folks over at Fox Chapel and SSW&C do a great job of bringing wonderful content to our community. Magazines are having a tough time in this internet world. If you still enjoy sitting down with a hard copy then please support the magazine that supports our community. 

You can get one year subscription(Four Issues) for $19.99. The patterns in the magazine are worth more than the subscription. Jump over there now and subscribe before you forget.


$12 for 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping

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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

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1/8" Baltic Birch Plywood Round Box Scroll Saw Pattern.


This box is cut entirely from 1/8" thick Baltic birch plywood. There are a large number of interior cuts but it took me less than two hours to cut the project. I'll explain why it went so fast below.

What it the most difficult wood to cut? The answer might surprise you if you are new to the hobby. 
By far the most difficult wood to cut is thin wood. When you are cutting thin wood there is very little resistance to the blade. This makes it very easy for the blade to run away from you. It's easy to wander off the pattern line.
Above I mentioned that this pattern took me less than two hours to cut. That's because I stack cut the side wall four at a time. This reduced the number of interior cuts and made the project go faster. 

There is another benefit to stack cutting. I mentioned above that cutting thin wood can be difficult. If you stack cut more than one piece of thin wood you are no longer cutting thin wood. You will get that resistance back and the cut will be easier to control. 

Stack cutting the side walls was obvious in this pattern but you could also stack cut the other parts and make two or more boxes. 
If you are forced to cut thin wood then you want to slow the saw down quite a bit. I cut this project at 50% speed. I will also go to a much smaller blade. I used a #1 for all the parts that I did not stack cut.

Another trick I often use when cutting thin wood is to move my fingers closer to the blade. When your fingers are close to the blade and you make a turn the turn goes slower. This trick will slow you down and usually make you more accurate. With enough practice, you can learn to cut thin wood fast. The problem is that we don't often cut project from 1/8" thick wood. We just don't get much practice cutting that thin stock.




Laser Engraved Custom Signature Coins:


$12 per sheet of 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping.

The holidays are fast approaching. You will be making special
projects for family and friends. Some of these projects will
outlast you by many years. When your great-grandchild looks
at that project fifty years from now they will know who made it for them.

These coins cost are going to add $1.30 in cost to your project. 
That is a minimal amount to have a unique signature on that project.

If you are a scroll sawyer you will love the unique scroll saw designed coins. 
There is one for the ladies and the guys.

If you want to be more traditional then you can order the woodworker design or the tree.
Better yet order two sheets. One with the scroll saw design and one with the woodworker. I can put both sheets in one envelope saving the shipping cost for two orders.


Oval Key Chain Maker Software:


I have not talked about my software in a few years. I have a few programs available on my blog that let you design and print simple scroll saw patterns. This one lets you design and print Custom Name Keyfobs. These make great quick gifts.

These programs are free. Here is the catch. They are not supported. Download and use them but if you can't get them to work then I can't really help you. Software support is just way too time-consuming so that's why they are free. I have used all of them on Windows up to an including Windows 10. They will work with most printers but not all of them. 

These programs are also Windows only. 

If you need split rings you can get them here.


If you need bead chain you can get them here.

See how the software works.

Video Demonstration

All the software I have available is on the blog. Just visit the blog and scroll down until you see the software. www.scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com


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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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Bear Woods has been around since 1987 serving our hobby. They offer a wide range of craft products including Pegas scroll saw blades, clock inserts, toy parts, workshop supplies and much more. In my ten years of writing the Scrollsaw Workshop blog I have never received a complaint about Bear Woods. I get thousands of email a month so that's saying something about their customer service and quality products. Please support the people who support our hobby. Click now and visit Bear Woods.

Heritage Wood Specialties. Scroll saw ready boards!


Heritage Wood Specialties is a nationally recognized supplier of superior quality hardwoods to fine woodworkers across the US and Canada. Novice hobbyists and experienced enthusiasts alike can enjoy the high quality woodworking materials and kits available from Heritage Wood Specialties. Great source for scroll saw ready boards.

Seyco

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Seyco began business in 1986 with the goal to supply the best customer support and quality products in the scroll saw industry. I have worked with Seyco on many occasions and I can tell you they are simply the best. Please do yourself a favor and click the image above. Steve Good

Free Pattern Catalog. 1000's of free patterns.

http://www.stevedgood.com/catalog/

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.

T-Shirts and More.

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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Papa's Custom Patterns.

www.papasworkshop.net

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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The Scrollsaw Workshop Blog is in no way affiliated with or sponsored by Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts Magazine formerly (Scroll Saw Workshop Magazine) or it's publisher Fox Chapel Publishing.

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