Sunday, June 2, 2019

3D Globe Scroll Saw Pattern.



I can't give you a good reason to cut this pattern other than it looks cool. The globe is eight inches in diameter. There are 190 interior cuts. There are a small number of very small interior cuts. I normally make sure that a 1/16" drill bit will drill all the interior holes. There may be three or four that need a smaller bit. If you leave those out it will still look fine. If you have micro bits then make the cuts.

Baltic birch plywood is far the best choice for this cut. It will be much stronger than hardwood.

I am showing the picture above in a simulated frame and black backer. The pattern does not include a frame. 

If you want to make this easier to cut then take it to a print shop and have it enlarged on 11 X 17 paper. 

Important Note:

I am about three days behind on getting orders shipped. I will get them all in the mail on Monday. If you have an order in for the USB Catalog or Signature Coins you should have them this week.

There is a possibility that there will not be a post Tuesday or Wednesday. I need some time to get some work done around the house. I may get bored with the housework and do a post. :) If you don't see a post just know that I'll be back later this week.

WorkTunes Hearing Protection:


I have owned a pair of WorkTunes hearing protection muffs for a few years. They are currently on sale for $39.99 on Amazon. These are the best Am/Fm radio hearing protection muffs I have ever tried. They get a 4.5/5 stars rating on Amazon with over 6,000 reviews. 

The full retail is $69.99 but you can normally pick them up around $54 to $59. $39.99 is the best deal I have run into. 

I was sold when I first used them to mow the lawn. They reject the outside noise so well that I could easily listen to music while the mower was running. The sound quality of the radio is excellent. You can hook up an external mp3 player but I never used them that way.

In the shop, they are all the hearing protection you need. If you enjoy listening to the radio while you work these are a good choice. If you are not interested in the radio then I would just go with regular hearing protection muffs. 

$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:


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.

Now Available on USB Thumb Drive

Don't have a DVD drive on your new computer. No problem. Buy the catalog on a USB thumb drive.
All the same file but on an easy to use a thumb drive. The USB thumb drive option is $23 plus shipping.


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. 
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The Class of 2019 Graduation Scroll Saw Pattern.



Graduation time is here. Many of you will have children or grandchildren graduating soon. This is a simple text in text pattern that you can make for them. You can add their name to customize it for them if you like. You can use Inkscape to add the name directly to the pattern or use a separate pattern and glue it to the plaque. You want the name to be around 7 1/2" long. 

The plaque is 9" wide and 4 1/2" tall. I used 3/4" thick wood.


You can use my free online pattern generator to make the name.


Entry-Level Scroll Saws:


Should you buy an entry-level scroll saw? This is a tough discussion to have. I can easily give reasons for and against buying an inexpensive saw. Let's just talk facts.

Many of us including myself started out with an inexpensive entry-level scroll saw. Some of these low-end machines are slightly better than others. None are great. All of them will take a blade and make it go up and down. They will all cut curves in wood. 

There are definitely a few of these low-end saws that I would not suggest you buy. There are others that depending on your expectations might give you some service. With patience, you can even have good results with an entry-level saw. 

If you are here on my blog then I will assume that you have some desire to cut more than basic shapes on the scroll saw. If that is true then you want to avoid the cheapest saws if possible. Some of these Pin End Blade Only saws are designed to cut basic craft shapes. 

The most popular of these very low-end saws is the $99 machine sold at Harbor Freight. I receive email from many folks who purchase this saw. This is one of the saws that I do not recommend unless you have a clear understanding of its limits. It is best suited for basic craft cutting. The reliability is poor. I know the price is tempting but if you can possibly spend a bit more you can do better.

Another popular entry-level saw is the Porter Cable sold at Lowes. This saw sells for around $200 and will give you the ability to cut more complicated scroll saw patterns and have a better overall experience. It has all the needed features and will accept plain end blades. It does have its own set of problems though. Blade change is difficult and the reliability is average at best.

When considering a scroll saw purchase there is one feature that stands out above all others. Pin end blades vs plain end blades. You want a saw that accepts plain end blades. Plain end blades come in smaller sizes that we need to cut some of our intricate fretwork. Plain end blades will go through much smaller interior entry holes. I design my patterns with 1/16" diameter entry holes as my lower limit. It's really tough to get a pin end blade through these holes. This requirement will eliminate many of the low-end saws.

As you move up to mid-level or high-end saws you start to get a better experience. Lower vibration, more consistent power to the blade, easier blade change, and better reliability.

Easy blade change is more important than it may seem. Some scroll saw patterns can have dozens of interior entry holes. If inserting the blade through these holes is frustrating then your experience will be frustrating. The clamping systems on some low-end saws are designed poorly. They may need a tool to release the blade. They almost all have clamps that pivot while inserting the blade and are difficult to get used to. While I prefer easier blade change it is possible to get the job done even if the blade is a bit more difficult to change.

Reliability is obviously a consideration. You don't want to spend a $100 on a saw then throw it out in a few months. Reliability can be connected to the amount of use you will put on the saw. If you already know that you will be cutting a few hours a day to get ready for a craft show then you just can't get by with a low-end saw. 

Okay, so here are my final thoughts on the subject. I have seen scrollers produce very nice work on even very low-end saws. With patience, you can make these saws work. If you understand the limitations and really can't justify spending more then you will be in a long line of scrollers who have started out with an entry-level saw. I did it and almost everyone I know did it that way. I would not want to go back to an entry-level saw but it got me started.

Some people who start out on a low-end saw will give up on the hobby because they get too frustrated. That is a very real possibility and the strongest reason to start with a better saw if possible.
Your frustration is very likely related to the design of the saw. 

If you already own an entry-level saw then make the best of it. If it only accepts pin end blades then see if you can get a conversion kit. Here is a site that sells conversion kits for many saws.

If your saw has so much vibration that it is hard to use then see if you can place an anti-vibration mat under the saw to make it better. It can help. Also, make sure you clamp it down to a stand or workbench.  

When it is time to move up to a better saw then take a look at the Delta 40-694. It is currently selling for $371.13 on Amazon. This is the lowest price you can pay for a decent new mid-level saw. Blade change is easy. It has all the features you need and the reliability is average to above average. 

Next in line is the DeWalt DW788. It is going to get close to $500 but is a very nice saw. 

After those mid-level saws, you get to the saws that you want if you are a serious hobbyist or professional cutter. Pegas, King, Seyco, Jet, Excalibur are all popular brands in the States.

$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:


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.

Now Available on USB Thumb Drive

Don't have a DVD drive on your new computer. No problem. Buy the catalog on a USB thumb drive.
All the same file but on an easy to use a thumb drive. The USB thumb drive option is $23 plus shipping.


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.




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Free Pattern Catalog. 1000's of free patterns.

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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.

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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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