Monday, February 4, 2019

New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII Champions Scroll Saw Pattern.



The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13 - 3 to become the Super Bowl LIII champions. As the score indicates this was a defensive battle. Don't let the score fool you. The offense for each side was not bad. The defenses were just great.

I have watched a lot of football in my days and I can't remember a game where both teams played this high a caliber of defense. You often see one team be dominant on defense but not both and not to this level. I think the game came down to one drive where the Rams defense just looked tired. Tom Bardy took advantage and masterfully drove down the field for the winning score.

Some fans might call this a boring game because of the lack of scoring. I thought it was entertaining and exciting to watch and see who would break down first. Unfortunately for Rams fans, their defense cracked for about 5 plays and that was enough to give New England the championship. 

Congratulations to the New England Patriots and their fans. I hope this pattern will give you something to remember this up and down and up again year for the Patriots. 

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Rams for an outstanding season. The Rams fans can be proud. 


Clogged Glue Bottle Tip, Tip: Get it? Tip, Tip :)



I buy wood glue by the gallon and refill glue bottles that I buy at Woodcraft. Even if you buy off the shelf bottles this tip will work. Here is the link to the glue bottles I buy. They are only $2.99. I have also used cheap dollar store plastic ketchup bottles but they don't last too long. 


I keep two identical bottles. One bottle has the glue and the other bottle is kept full of water.


Even if you don't follow this glue bottle tip it's handy to have a bottle of water in the shop. I use it for many different purposes.


When you use the glue bottle the tip will eventually get clogged. If you store the bottle upside down it helps but I still end up eventually clogging the tip. Sometimes you can poke at it and get it cleared but other times I end up cutting off part of the tip just to get the glue flowing.


If you keep an extra identical bottle filled with water you can easily clean the tip at the end of a job. 
Remove the cap from both bottles and swap them.


Now with the glue bottle tip on the water bottle, you are ready to clean the tip. It works best if you use hot water but I never go to that much trouble unless I am having trouble getting the glue cleaned out. That only happens if I let it stand for a while. 


Shake the bottle a few times and then squeeze out the water with some force. This will push most of the glue out of the tip. If you use the cheap plastic ketchup bottle you will have a mess if you squeeze the water out too fast. The cap will fly off and water goes everywhere. If that sounds like experience talking you are correct.


Swap the tips back to their original bottles and you have a glue bottle that will be ready for use without the headaches when you need it next. 

If you use off the shelf bottles then just save the empty glue bottle when it is used up. Fill it with water and buy the same glue when you restock.


I thought I would search Amazon for bottles that had good reviews. I was looking for reviews that said the caps sealed well and did not come off easily. This pack has 16 oz bottles which are a good size for glue. The ad says they come in a seven pack but it looks like a six pack. They are only $12 so either way, that's not too bad. I have not tried these bottles so I can't give my personal stamp of approval. If you use different types of glue it mich be nice to have a few bottles. 


Email Apologies:

I feel like I have to make this apology more often than I would like. I truly am sorry that I can't get to more of the email you all send me. I have set aside a couple hours a day to just work on email. I need about five hours a day to properly answer the questions and comments. I might be able to find that much time but I would go stark raving mad if I spent that much time typing with my two finger typing skills. I'm actually pretty fast with two fingers but not fast enough. 

All I can do is ask that you be patient with me. If you don't get a reply in a few days it is fine to send the questions again. 

Confessions of a capitalist:

I get this email question at least once a week. "I can't download the pattern. Where is the download link?" Let me explain.

When I format the post to upload to the blog I intentionally put the download button further down the page. It is not right next to the picture of the project. Yes, this is confusing if you are new to my blog. I do it for a reason. 

I give my patterns away for free. I have to have a way to make the blog earn money. I might do some of this for free but I would burn out pretty quick. I spend several hours a day working on various parts of the blog. This is my full time job. Obviously, the blog posts have the items I sell and they have ads plus donation links. I need people to see those items. If the download link were at the top of the post that's as far as most people would go. 

I am absolutely okay if you only visit my blog for the free patterns. Fortunately, some folks do see the other items I have to offer and spend money with me. Many also support me with kind donations. 

So that's the reason I put the download button further down the page. 

$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:


Every Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern from 2007-2018 in DVD


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has over 2,600 patterns published from 2007 thru 2018.
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.


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 shippingThis is a data DVD that you will use on your computer to watch the video tutorial  


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. 
https://www.stevedgood.com/donate2.html

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



This is the end of the daily posts. Keep scrolling for lot's more scrolls saw fun!






https://www.bearwood.com/
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

http://seyco.com/
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.

-

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.

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.
__________________________
Disclaimer:
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.

Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts