Monday, November 5, 2018

Gather together and give Thanks Scroll Saw Pattern.


13.5" X 8.5" Thanksgiving Art

We are getting closer to the holidays. Thanksgiving is a little over two weeks away. This is an exciting time of year for crafters. This is the time of the year that we most often get to share our work. 

Giving someone a gift that we take time to craft with our hands is very rewarding. It says that we appreciate the person receiving the gift enough to take the time and effort to do something special for them. 

I encourage you to make a list of people who you would like to give a gift of your talent. Most people will understand just how thoughtful the gift is and reward you with a smile. Those smiles are just about the best payment you can get for your time.  

Easy DIY Motorized Drill Press Table Lift:


The title says it all. I broke the hand crank off of my drill press and needed to fix it. I ordered a new hand crank but in the meantime, I thought I would work on a motorized drill press table lift.

I kept is just about as simple as a motorized table lift can get but it work great. Watch the video to see how I did it. 

Who turns down free money? Simply Wooden Creations Scroll Saw Challenge Extended until November 16th. 


Come on, folks. Enter this contest and win a nice prize. The contest has been extended until November 16th because of the low turnout. 

There are nearly $400 in prizes up for grabs. The rules for entry are simple. 
Take three photos. 
One photo of you working on a scroll saw project. No theme. Enter anything you like.  
Take two photos of the completed project.
Send the photos to contest@simplywoodencreations.com
In the subject type "2018 Scroll Saw Challenge"


Let me stand up on my soapbox for just a minute. The hobby of scroll sawing is a niche. Our numbers are low compared to some other wood crafting hobbies. We have lost many of our yearly get-togethers. We have lost publications that cover the hobby and it's difficult to get manufacturers to want to build and sell products we need/want.

These truths are probably not going to turn around. Young people looking for hobbies today have so many choices. There are new maker hobbies that include 3D printing, CNC and laser machines that are taking many of our future scrollers in other directions. Just visit any of the maker spaces that are springing up around the country for proof. Very few of them have scroll saws. They all have 3d printers. 

I totally understand this trend. New things are cool. I like cool also.

What I would like to see are the folks who are passionate about our scroll saw hobby help it be the best it can be. This includes supporting the companies who support our hobby. It includes supporting people who are trying to make the hobby a better community.

Russ, over at Simply Wooden Creations is one of those people who is trying to add to the hobby. He puts in many hours a week to add content to our community. Almost everything he does is free. He is passionate about the hobby and just wants to make it better and have a little fun along the way.

I would like to ask that you consider supporting Russ and if possible enter the contest. There is no obligation and your information will not be used for anything other than to select and contact the winner. 

When you win the $100 gift certificate or the $50 gift certificate or one of the four $25 gift certificates or other great prizes available in the contest you can know that you helped support the hobby.  Now go to your shop and take three pictures.  

Bear Woods Sponsored Giveaway:


The 1st Winner will receive a $100 Bear Woods gift certificate.
The 2nd winner will receive a completed Charles Dearing artwork





$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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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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This is the printer I use for printing all my scroll saw patterns. 99% of the time I do not need color. It is just a waste of money so I use this to print most of the stuff I print. I get over 2,000 prints on a cartridge which lasts me most of the year. I print a lot testing my patterns. If I did that on an inkjet printer I would go broke. I do have a nice color inkjet printer also for when I need it but for me, the Monochrome laser printer is the way to go.

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Layered Candle Christmas Ornament Scroll Saw Pattern.


This layered candle Christmas ornament is only three inches wide and five inches tall. It is a little delicate so be gentle. This is a perfect pattern for stack cutting. All three layers are 1/8" thick. You can easily stack cut four at a time. 

I received an email the other day asking what finish I use on Baltic birch plywood. This is just my opinion but I have decided that for most projects made from BB ply no finish is necessary. Just about everything I have used yellows the ply in a way I don't find pleasing. 

Baltic birch plywood has a nice white color after it is sanded. I am fine with that just the way it is. 
Let me know if you have a finish that you like when using Baltic birch plywood. 

Rip curring on the scroll saw with a fence:

 This is a test to answer a question I received from a reader. I would not use a fence to make a straight cut on the scroll saw. With some practice, you can make a very straight cut free hand. 

The questions came from Richard. He wanted to know why he could not get a straight cut when he clamped a fence to his scroll saw. 

The answer has to do with the way scroll saw blades are made. Most scroll saw blades have a burr on the trailing edge of the blade left over from manufacturing. This burr causes a drift. You have probably noticed that you are pushing the wood at a slight angle when you cut. You are compensating for this drift.
 There is a way to get fairly straight cuts with a fence on the scroll saw. Use a spiral blade. They don't have the drift that flat blades do. In the picture above I cut both strips with a spiral blade and got good results.
I measured the cut with the spiral blade and the flat blade in the picture above. You can see that the spiral blade was off by .005 of an inch. The flat blade was off by .06 of an inch. That is a significant difference. You can even see with your eye that the flat blade was not a straight cut. The flat blade pulled to the right during the cut.


I'm sure someone will ask so I will describe it here. The fence I used the test above uses Magswitchs. 
These are powerful switches that are activated when the knob is turned. In other words, you can turn the magnet on and off. These are great for jigs. One Magswitch has 95lb of magnetic force. 

In the fence above I just set the magnets on the plywood fence. It would be better to cut a hole in the plywood for each magnet. That is what I do for more permanent jigs. This was just a quick setup for this test. 

Bear Woods Sponsored Giveaway:


The 1st Winner will receive a $100 Bear Woods gift certificate.
The 2nd winner will receive a completed Charles Dearing artwork.





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

- -

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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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.

The Lifter

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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