Thursday, November 15, 2018

Family Christmas Tree Scroll Saw Pattern. Plus a video Tutorial.


This is a rather crafty pattern. I think this will make a nice gift for mom or grandmom for Christmas. 
It is a Christmas tree with ornaments. There are different size ornaments so you can have up to ten ornaments on the tree.

There is a video below that will show you how to use a free program to turn your pictures into circles for the ornaments.  
If you do not want to use pictures you can simply write the names of the family member on the ornaments. 
If you are a bit more artistic you can paint the ornaments like the one in the upper right of the picture above. Just do a Google search for "Christmas Clipart" for paint ideas.
This is an example of a tree with ten ornaments. The pattern book has all the details.

This video will show you how to use Inkscape to turn your pictures into circles of the correct size to add to the ornaments. Inkscape is free and available for the PC and Mac. You can download Inkscape at www.inkscape.org.

If you have basic computer skills you can do the technique in this tutorial. If you do not have the computer skills then show this video to someone in your family who does and ask them to make the pictures for you. Take a look at the video I I think you will see it's not too difficult.


Our First Snow of the Season:


It was more of a dusting than a snowfall but it reminded me to check out my Kerosene heater and get it prepped for the winter. It's also a good time to do a shop safety check-up. Spend a few minutes this week and look around the shop for obvious safety problems.

Check for all the standard problems. Fire hazards, tripping hazards, electrical hazards. chemical hazards and anything that might be a problem. You know the drill. It won't take long and you might save your shop/home/body from disaster. 

Don't forget the little things. Make sure all the blades you use are sharp. A dull blade is a dangerous blade. Clean or replace the filters in your air filter. Get your dust mask cleaned and working properly. Make sure you have hearing protection easily available. 

Every winter we see an uptick of fires in workshops. I know many of you use stoves or Kerosene heaters in the shop. Having proper ventilation is important. 

For a few years running, I would receive a picture from a reader of a burnt out shop. Fortunately, I have not received one over the last two years. I hope I never get another one. It's way easier to prevent a fire than to put one out. Please be careful. 



Every time I post a pattern on the blog I also post a picture of it on Pinterest. If you click the picture on Pinterest it will take you back to the original blog post. It's an easy way to go back and look at the older patterns. 

When you click the picture it will open that picture up on another page. Click it again and it will link back to the original post.

I have not added all the patterns from past years. It on;y goes back two years but it can be helpful

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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. 
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Leaf Light Box Scroll Saw Pattern.


 This small night light is about six inches tall. It is all cut from 1/4" thick wood. It is assembled with slot and tab joints.

You will need a light kit. These are available at most craft stores. I like the kind in the picture below with the spring clamps. The pattern is designed for this style light kit. If you buy something different you may have to modify the bottom so it will fit.

The kit in the picture is under $10 for two light kits. They include an inline switch and six-foot cord.
These kits come with a clear light bulb. I like to use white bulbs. You can find them wherever light bulbs are sold.





Bear Woods Sponsored Giveaway:

Entries are going strong for the Bear Woods Giveaway. We have over 3,000 entries with 16 days left to enter. If you have not entered yet them click the link below and maybe you will be the winner.


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






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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.

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.

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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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