Sunday, May 19, 2019

Bread Basket Scroll Saw Pattern.



The interior of the basket is seven inches long and three inches deep in the middle. It is large enough for rolls and small bread loaves. You could easily modify the slats to make the basket longer. It would be cool to be able to serve a long french loaf. The basket is pretty stable at this length. I'm not sure how long you could make the slats before the basket strength weakened. Experimenting would be necessary.

Stack cutting the ends and the slats makes the cutting go pretty fast. I cut and assembled the basket in under two hours. I stack cut both ends. I stack cut four of the eight slats at a time. 

I used 1/4" and 1/8" Baltic birch plywood for this prototype basket. I think it looks good enough with the plywood to be presentable but hardwood would really look nice. The handle would be a little fragile if you used hardwood. You might need to beef it up a little.





Glue up takes a little extra coordination. I glued all the slats into one end with the end piece laying flat. I also installed the handle at this point. Before the glue starts to set up I carefully applied glue to the other ends of the slats and lined up end piece to complete the glue up.

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I own two of these remote switches. One is connected to my dust collector and the other is for running my shop vac. I hook both remotes to my shop apron straps. Dust collection and the shop vac are always just short reach away. I would hate to work in my shop without these remotes.

I will admit that in a weekend hobby workshop, these remotes may be a nice to have luxury but in a production shop, they are a necessity. They just make you way more efficient. The larger your shop the more helpful they are.

Even in a hobby shop, these can be important. If you ever decide to not turn on your dust collector because you don't want to walk over to turn it on then these switches solve that safety problem. Dust collection does you no good if it is not running.

I will tell you now that these are not cheap. They run $99.99 on Amazon. I purchased and burned up three cheap remotes before I realized they could not handle the load. These remotes will handle up to a 110VC/1.5 HP dust collector. I have owned these for a few years with not a single problem. Not even a remote battery replacement yet.

The range of the remote seems excellent. I am in a 600sf shop but I can start the shop vac from the end of my driveway when I clean my truck. The cheap remotes I used before I bought these sometimes needed me to stand on my head to get them to work. I would have to turn and point the remote at the switch to get it to turn on. These remotes work first time every time.

If you are looking to be more efficient or just want the luxury of not having to walk across the shop to start your dust collection then the Rockler Remote Dust Collection Switch is a great investment.

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

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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.
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Saturday, May 18, 2019

My Little Princess Scroll Saw Pattern.



This sign is for your daughter or granddaughter. You can put it on her bedroom door. If your daughter is over 30 you may want to get her permission first.

I listened and I learned:

As you can probably imagine I receive a lot of emails. Most of the emails are questions and requests. Every so often I will get an email that is critical and sometimes harsh. If you put yourself in the public eye you have to learn to take some shots. I have gotten pretty good at that over the many years I have written the blog.

Sometimes the criticism is from someone just being a troll and sometimes I get educated. Today I got educated. 

I received the email below and was so touched by how eloquent and thoughtful R.D. was that I wanted to share his email with you all(with his permission). Not only is his message powerful but the way he delivers his perspective shows so much class and pride that I needed to let you read it. 

From R. D.

Good morning Steve,

I want to start off by saying thank you for all you do and have done for the scroll saw community. I’ve been a subscriber of your blog for many years and have enjoyed the countless patterns, advice, and stories you’ve shared. 

But I am writing today to provide a different perspective on today’s pattern entitled “Native American Chief.” As a citizen of the Tuscarora Nation, one the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (sometimes erroneously referred to as ‘Iroquois’), I feel the pattern of a generic Native person promotes Native stereotypes. The pattern depicts an Unknown Native man from an unknown Native Nation wearing a headdress and is apparently considered a Chief by his people. This imagery helps to create a generic image of Native people which further helps to erode our individual distinction. It’s analogous to using a single image to depict a generic American Leader or European Leader. One would be hard-pressed to create such an image. 

There are more than 500 unique Native Nations across what is currently called the United States and Canada. Each of these Nations has its own unique language, culture, customs, and way of life. There really is no such thing as a generic “Native American Chief.” 

Here among my people, we still have our original government in place - the same one that existed prior to colonialism. We have men who are Chiefs, selected by our Clan Mothers, but they do not wear a headdress like the one depicted in the pattern. They wear a headdress called a gustoweh that has deer antlers on it indicating their position. Being a Chief is very hard work. 

I offer you this perspective not to condemn your work but to hopefully educate you on the perspective of many Native people. Our way of life has been threatened since the arrival of the Europeans. Generic depictions of us propel people to think of us not as distinct individuals, but as a singular, extinct culture that is part of America’s past. We are still here. We still fight for our sovereignty. We still resist forced assimilation and citizenship. We have our own passports and are citizens of our own Nation. 

I hope my comments don’t offend you and I thank you for listening. 

Thank you R.D.

I wanted to share this email for four reasons. First and most important, I thought the message was powerful. Second, I thought it was educational. Third, I felt it was a master class in how to express your perspective. Fourth, I wanted to apologize. 

I think most of you know that I meant no disrespect. I was thinking of the pattern as a tribute to Native Americans. After reading the email I understood how the pattern would be interpreted differently by many people. I'm not asking you to agree or disagree with R.D. Just listen to his perspective. I listened and I learned. I hope you will also.

I'm not going to beat myself up for posting the pattern because I meant no disrespect but I did learn from it. I am also going to delete the pattern from the catalog. 

Thanks for listening.


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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.


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