Friday, February 29, 2008

Under the Moon

I am playing around with some royalty free clip I bought recently and came up with this pattern. Enjoy.

I have been battling a bad cold the last week. I have fallen behind answering my email. I will get to all of them just as soon as I can.Thanks for understanding.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mother and Child

This mother and child pattern will be somewhat of a challenge to the newer scrollers out there. The front should be cut from 1/4" wood. The back should be at least 3/4" thick. Choose nice contrasting woods so the pattern stands out.

Use a 1 7/16" clock insert or a 1 7/16" picture frame.

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Mothers are Special

Mothers Day is celebrated around the world at different times of the year. In the United States we celebrate it on the second Sunday of May. This is a pattern to help you honor the special mother in your life.

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Welcome Plaque

Just a simple Welcome Plaque pattern.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mini Clock Pattern

This mini clock pattern requires a 1 7/16" clock insert. Use a 1 3/8" forstner bit to drill the hole.

I have been trying to get another Corel Draw video posted but I have been sick. My voice just won't cooperate right now.

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Take me to your leader.

I have no idea why I made this pattern but I like it. I guess if you live in Roswell New Mexico you might get some use out of it. Have fun.


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Graduation Patterns


I had a request for graduation patterns from a reader. I thought some of the others here might like them also.

The person that needed these has to cut several of these and wanted to keep then as simple as possible.

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Voice mail from Craig



I received this voice mail from Craig today. Thanks Craig I like your idea and plan to work on the video this week.

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Lemon Oil

After every video I make where I talk about how I finish my scroll saw projects I get emails about Lemon oil. I have always used lemon oil to finish my projects. I buy Formby's Lemon Oil Treatment from my local grocery store. It's with the furniture polish and other cleaning products.

I buy enough to half fill a plastic tub then I just dip the project. I then shake and wipe off the extra oil. This really brings out the natural color and grain of the wood.

The lemon oil does not protect the wood so I usually apply a spray lacquer for gloss and protection.

Dipping the project makes getting in all the fretwork easy and quick.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ichthys Pattern

Early Christians identified themselves as followers of Jesus with the fish symbol or Ichthys.

This pattern is 9" long and over 3" high. This would make a nice pattern to cut for your church fund raising events. I cut this one from poplar but any hard wood would look great.

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Easter Cross Pattern

I thought I would start working on some Easter patterns. This cross stands about 8 1/2" tall and 7" wide. It stands on a small oval base. You could remove the base and hang it on the wall if you choose.

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Another Fun Video

Nothing to add here. Just watch and enjoy.

Minature Scrolling Video

Talk about using every last scrap of wood. This scroller cuts miniature patterns freestyle. I have no idea what he is saying but it's a fun video to watch.

One tip you can take away from this video is the auxiliary table top he is using. If you are cutting small pieces you can drill a small hole in a sheet of ply and attach the ply to your table top. Prevents the pieces from falling into your saw.

Corel Draw X3 Basics, Positioning

This video continues the series of Corel Draw Basics. I take you through the positioning tools of Draw.

In the next Corel Draw video I think we will use these basic tools I have been talking and design a scroll saw pattern. Hopefully that will begin to make things click on just how easy it is to use Draw to design patterns for your scroll saw.



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Friday, February 22, 2008

Candle Stand Video

I have received a few emails about the candle stands I have uploaded. They look much more complicated than they actually are. I thought I would upload another one and do a video to show just how simple they are to make.

Please excuse all the times I misspeak in this video. My brain was not in sync with my mouth.

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Scrolled Mini Clock

Here is a simple little pattern for a 1 7/16" mini clock insert. Use a 1 3/8" forstner bit to cut the hole for the clock. The clock can be cut from 1/2" to 3/4" wood.

If you are a beginning pattern maker these mini clocks are easy projects to get started. The designs are limited only to your imagination.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Cardinal Pattern

This is a quick pattern I designed for a reader who collects cardinals. I thought a few others might like to cut it also. The tail feather are going to be a little fragile so cut with care.

I would cut the top from 1/2" wood and the base from a 3/4" contrasting wood. Add a decorative profile to the base if you have a router.


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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hummingbird Candle

I have not posted many patterns lately. I'll try to upload a few in the next week to try and catch up.

I cut this pattern from 1/2" walnut. The candle cup can be up to about 2 3/4" in diameter.

When you cut the small round platform that the candle sits on it should be sanded to a taper. That's difficult to see in the picture but you will see what I'm talking about when you cut it. The taper gives it a more delicate look.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Corel Draw X3 Line Tools Video


This tutorial continues the series on Corel Draw basics. I talk about the line drawing tools. Of these tools I use the pen tool the most in creating patterns but the other tool have their place.

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Christian Fish 3D Ornament

Here is a 3d ornament pattern sent to me from Steven Zahm. Steven wanted to share this with everyone. Thanks Steven this is a nice looking pattern. I'm sure many of the readers here will enjoy cutting this one.

The ornament is a little over 4" tall and 1 1/4" wide. If you need help cutting 3d patterns look back through the archives and you will find a video tutorial on the subject.

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Friday, February 8, 2008

Email tip from Lucy Topete

Steve: Thank you for all the beautifull things you make for us, I enjoy a lot your projects and Corel tutorials.

I receive every week free images from Dover Publications and many can be used with the scroll saw, others can be modiffied with Corel, they also sell the books. This may be helpful to many.
The address to subscribe to the mailing list is: http://www.doverpublications.com/sampler4/
Best regards.
Lucy Topete


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Video de esculturas:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UthVK31EQh0

Thank you for the tip Lucy. I also spent some time on your website. You are a truly gifted artist.


I encourage everyone to take a little time and visit Lucy's website. She creates some amazing sculpture. Make sure you click on the images in her gallery to open up her portfolio and see all the great work.

Thanks again Lucy.

Heart Trivet from Norm Benjamin

Norm Benjamin has allowed me to share another of his patterns with my readers. Norm continues to master Corel Draw. As he learns new tools and techniques his patterns get better. Would you like to design patterns also? Download the trial version of Corel Draw and give it a shot.

Thanks Norm.

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