Sunday, September 25, 2022

Hand Mirror Scroll Saw Pattern.


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This pattern has two sizes of a hand mirror. The small mirror is a little over 6.5" tall and the large mirror is almost 10" tall. 

I use a plastic mirror that I buy from Amazon. It cuts great and the mirror finish is not bad at all. I include instructions on how to cut the plastic mirror on the scroll saw. 

In the photo above I painted the back of the mirror red so it shows through the fretwork. 
 
To cut the mirror I use my sandwich method. The mirror is sandwiched between two 1/8" thick pieces of plywood. This makes it easy to cut and clean. Make sure you leave the protective film on until the mirror is completely finished.

We all have bad days in the shop.

We all have days when our best efforts come up disappointing. You go into the shop ready to cut a pattern and the blade just does not want to listen to where we want it to go. Maybe you cut a blank piece of wood too short for the project. You install the blade upside down. Just silly unfocused mistakes.

There are a few things we can do to get back on track.

Sometimes taking a break can realign the stars and get our mojo back. I'll be honest though, most of the time I don't want to take a break. I want to get the project finished.

When I decide to push through a bad day I try these things. I normally sit on a stool to cut. When things are going bad I stand up for a while and cut. I don't know why this helps but it does. Just a different perspective of the pattern I guess.

Another thing I will do is clean the area around my saw. I guess this is kind of taking a break but I feel like I am getting something done and the clean workstation motivates me to do better work. 

I have become convinced that these "Bad days", are just a loss of focus. Maybe we did not get a good night's sleep or something outside the shop is bothering us. The strange thing is that getting focused again often involves completely zoning out by thinking about something unrelated. If I turn on one of my tech podcasts and listen to them talk tech it will get me back in the groove on the scroll saw. 

Maybe my brain is broken but the tricks above do seem to get me in a better frame of mind to get the project completed without too many errors. Because I do this for a living I can't just say I'll do it tomorrow. I have to fight through the bad days to stay on schedule. So I use these tricks to keep moving. Most of the time they work. When they don't work I just live with the results.
 
 
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I am taking orders for this year's personalized Christmas Ornament Patterns. The price is the same as always. Five names minimum for $5. $1 for each additional name. 

The order form will accept up to twenty names. If you need more than twenty then start a new order form. PLEASE double-check the spelling of names. PLEASE, make sure that you select an ornament style for each name entered. After the order form is complete scroll to the bottom and hit the SUBMIT Button.

I will complete the order and email you the patterns as a PDF just like all the patterns in my catalog. You will not need to pay for the patterns until they are delivered. If you are pleased with the patterns there will be a payment link in the email. There will also be an address to send cash or check payments

My goal is to complete the orders within three days. As the holiday season gets into full swing I may need more time. I will keep times posted on the blog.
 
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