Friday, November 30, 2007

Santa's Sleigh

I'm getting in the Christmas spirit already. I thought I would do another Christmas pattern tonight. This pattern is 10" long. I will use 1/2" thick wood to cut this desk plaque but 3/4" would be fine also.

There a many people who collect Christmas items so if you plan doing a show this holiday season make sure you have a nice selection of ornaments and holiday items.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

New Scroll Saw Blog

I got an email from Travis. He has recently started a scroll saw blog that looks like it will be a good resource. He calls it "Scroll Saw Goodies". You can find it at the following link. http://scrollsawgoodies.blogspot.com
I like the concept he has. He searches the web looking for interesting scroll saw resources and writes a post about what he finds.

Lets support Travis and let him know we appreciate his work.

Thanks Travis for telling me about your blog. Good luck.

Steve

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A few more Ornaments

Here are a few more Christmas ornaments to cut. I usually stack cut 3 or 4 at a time from 1/4" wood. Use different species of wood so you get a nice mix of colors.

Christmas ornaments make nice Christmas gifts. Make the four ornaments in this set and wrap them in a small gift box. You will be surprised how much a hand made gift is appreciated. Remember to add your certificate of authenticity.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Scrollsaw Workshop Video Tour

I am often ask by the readers here about my workshop. I thought I would do a video tour of my workshop and show you around.

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Part Two:

Monday, November 26, 2007

Layered Elephant Bank Pattern

Here is a prototype for a layered elephant bank scroll saw pattern. I cut this pattern from mdf to get the proportions correct. I am going to eventually cut this from hardwood. I thought I would go ahead and post this pattern because I have not posted much lately. I am basically satisfied with the way it turned out. I used 1/2" material for each layer which works out alright.

After you complete the elephant use it to mark the foot placement on the base. You can then cut the holes in the base and glue the elephant in place.

When I cut this from a hard wood I will take much more time sanding and rounding the body of the elephant. The goal is to make the seams disappear as much as possible.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Diving Trophy

Email from: Buckeye2


Steve, I love the Girls Spike It Better pattern. I have a Granddaughter who is a volley ball player. I'm a novice but intend to give it a try. Any chance of getting a pattern of this type for a Grandson who is a diver. Thought it could say Divers Rule The Pool. Thanks for your consideration. Also please send your snail mail address.


Hi Buckeye2, I like the slogan so here is a diving pattern for you.

Steve

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanks Tanya.


Steve,
I am a beginner scroll sawer and that is why i have enjoyed your site, Daily.

I found a site that i can print Gears then cut them with scroll saw... though you might be interested.

http://woodgears.ca/gear_cutting/plywood_gears.html
-Tanya

Thanks Tanya, this gives me several ideas for future patterns. If any one uses this generator to design the gears for a scroll saw project and would like to share, email me a picture.

Steve