Monday, March 31, 2008

Fancy Switch Plate

This switch plate is just something I was playing around with. It's a little over the top but I thought I would post it anyway. Hope you enjoy it.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Request from Marshall

Marshall wrote me an email and needed a small easel to hold 4 inch letters. He is making a special project for his granddaughter. This easel is 6 1/2" tall. It is made entirely from 1/4" stock.

If you resize the pattern make sure you adjust the slot and tab for the rear leg so they still fit snugly.

You can probably find many uses for this easel so I thought I would share it with everyone.

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Bowling Switch Plate

Eltee wrote in requesting a switch plate pattern with a bowler. I thought a few others might like to have it also so here it is. These are easy to make and the last time I uploaded some they were very popular.

Because the back is not recessed like purchased plates you have to make sure the electrical outlet is flush to the wall. Please be safe. If you are not comfortable working with electrical circuits find someone to do it for you.

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Masters of the Sea Plate Set

Here is a pattern book with six very easy plate patterns. All the plates have a sea theme. You can display them on the included display stand or use an off the shelf stand.

These are 7.5" plates. You can back them with colored felt to make the pattern stand out.

Once again I'm a little behind with my emails. If you have not received a reply please be patient and I'll get around to them all soon.

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Ron has been busy

I received these pictures from Ron Hewett. These are projects created from patterns here at the Scrollsaw Workshop. Ron modified the utensils by making a set that is two inches longer than the pattern. That was a great improvement from the pattern.


I really like the way he painted the penguin pattern. He took a simple project and made it something special.I like it.

Thanks Ron for sharing the pictures with us.






Hard To Get

Hello everyone. Just a quick pattern for you all to cut. Hope you enjoy this one.

I am planning to attend the Scroll Saw Association of the World Expo this July in Wilmington Ohio. If any of you are planning to be there keep an eye out for me and say hi. I have not attended this Expo before so if you have any recommendations drop me an email. Hopefully I'll see some of you there.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Zen Garden


A Japanese Zen garden, is an enclosed shallow sandpit containing sand, gravel, rocks, and occasionally grass or other natural elements. The main elements of Zen Gardens are rocks and sand, with the sea symbolized not by water but by sand raked in patterns that suggest rippling water. Plants are much less important (and sometimes nonexistent) in many Zen gardens. Zen gardens are often, but not always, meant to be viewed from a single, seated position. Some Westerners believe that Zen gardens can be used to calm human minds, but they were not intended for such in their native Japanese settings.

This project can easily be finished in a single day. The entire project uses 1/4" and 1/2" wood. The patterns are easy to cut so if you are a beginner this might be and interesting project to build.

I bought 1/2 pound of sand and some decorative rocks at Michaels Craft store for about $4. I enjoyed building this project because it is something different. Let me know what you think about it.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Scroll Saw Goodies Blog


This will be old news for many of you but if you have not visited Scroll Saw Goodies Blog you are missing out. Travis writes the blog and is a very active blogger. Travis scours the web looking for information relevant to scrollers. You never know what he will come up with. Travis has a very polished writing style and every post is interesting and well thought out.

Take some time to visit his blog and subscribe. It costs nothing to subscribe and you will get almost daily emails about the hobby you love. I think Travis and I have blogs that compliment each other very well. Between the two blogs we can keep you busy scrolling and enjoying your scroll saw year round.

While you are there make sure you drop Travis an email and say hi.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Dance Band Mini Clock Pattern

Here is a mini clock pattern for the Ipod Crowd. This pattern requires the 1 7/16" clock insert. Space the layers an inch apart so you get the shadow from the dancers falling on the band.

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Bull Rider Pattern

I am still receiving emails about rodeo patterns so I thought I would post one more. Norm came up with this layered bull rider pattern.

If you have problems matching up the layers you might consider stack cutting the layers to cut the outside then separate and cut the interiors.


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Friday, March 21, 2008