Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Labor of Love

This is another video I found about the Freedom Portrait scrollers group. Thanks for the difference you guys make in peoples lives.


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Back to the Basics

Here is a four part video that deals with some basic tips and tricks of the scroll saw.

Part One



Part Two


Part Three


Part Four

Monday, April 28, 2008

Mothers Day

Mothers Day is just around the corner. This is a simple mini clock pattern for you to cut. The pattern requires a 1 7/16" mini clock insert.

Tomorrow is a day I have been looking forward to for a while now. There is a Woodcraft woodworking store opening here in town. I have had to drive about 90 miles to another city to visit Woodcraft in the past. It will be nice to be able to buy my supplies without spending all that money on gas.

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Layered Deer Scene

This scroll saw art pattern is six layers thick. Each layer is cut from 1/4" contrasting woods.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Fish Switch Plates

Eltee requested a switch plate with fish. I thought a few other scrollers might like these also so I decided to upload them. I hope these work out for your friend Eltee.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Email from Tami

I received an email from Tami today. Her father has been a scroller for several years. They recently found my blog and decided to redesign one of my earlier patterns. This is a great way to get started designing patterns. I think it looks great.

Tami was obviously very proud of her father and his work. She wanted to share a picture of the round praying hands box. Thanks Tami and tell your dad to keep us posted on his new designs.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

24 Mini Animal Clocks

If you are looking for some very easy patterns to cut these clocks should do fine. All these clocks require a 1 7/16 mini clock insert. Use a 1 3/8" forstner bit to cut the hole for the clock.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Two Word Art Patterns

Here are a couple word art patterns for Mothers Day and Fathers Day. (Worlds Best Mom) and (Worlds Best Dad). These patterns are 9 1/2" long and under 2" high. I usually cut these word art patterns in clear Pine. The Pine is easy to cut and no one really cares what wood you use in this type of pattern.

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God Bless This Home

This is another easy pattern for you to cut. Enjoy.

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Monday, April 21, 2008

SK8 OR DIE Clock

This skateboarder pattern might just make your teenage stunt skater appreciate your work. The pattern requires a 1 7/16" mini clock insert. Cut this pattern from 3/4" wood to give it some depth. This is another pattern that could be customized with the skaters name placed on the base in front of the clock.

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Cheerleader Loud and Proud

I had a request for a cheerleader pattern. I came up with this Loud and Proud pattern. You could remove the Loud and Proud and replace it with the cheerleaders name.

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Army Retired Pattern

Do you have a retired US Army veteran in your life. Make them this wall hanging and they can show their pride to be a veteran.

Use 1/4 inch ply for the backer board. The eagle should be cut from 1/4" hard wood and applied to the backer board. Apply color paper behind the backer board to add a little color if you like.


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Three Candle Stand

This candle stand is 9 inches long. It is designed to be cut from 1/4" stock. It is best to stack cut the two base pieces so the match well. This project is very easy and can be cut quickly. There are only eight interior cuts in the base if you stack cut them.

I wanted to mention that I plan to attend the Scrollsaw Association of the World EXPO in Wilmington OH. The EXPO is the 12th and 13th of July 2008. If any of you plan to attend maybe we can meet and say hi. Right now I plan to attend Saturday but I'm not sure about Sunday.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Mothes Day Angels

I had a request from Jeanie to do a wall hanging of an angel for Mothers Day. Jeanie is new to scrolling and wanted to make something special for her mother.

This pattern is approximately 8" x 10" so you might have to do a glued up panel for the frame. You should use a contrasting wood for the angels. The wood is all 1/4" thick.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Paper Towel Holder Pattern


This paper towel holder will look nice on the kitchen counter. The base and frame are made from 1/2" walnut. Use a 1" wooden dowel rod to hold the towels.

I know the second picture looks like it's floating. It was still damp and I didn't want it to stain my cloth. I sat it on a small block. No magic involved. :)

The blog reached the 1000 plus subscriber mark last week. When I started the Scrollsaw Workshop blog in May of last year I had no expectations of what would happen. We are approaching the 1 year anniversary of the blog. I want to thank all of you for supporting the site. I have had a blast talking with many of you and look forward to meeting even more of you in the future.

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hummingbird Shelf Pattern

This little shelf will hold a couple small candles or other objects. The shelf is 8" wide and 3 1/4" deep. Use 1/2" thick wood of your choice.

This will be a rather delicate piece so be careful with it.

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Making Picture Frames with Colin Knecht from www.woodworkweb.com

Most scrollers will need to make frames at some point. I found these videos on YouTube by Colin Knecht that show a simple and accurate way to make any size frame. Remember to follow all safety procedures outlined in your power tools manual. Your safety and the safety of those around you is your responsibility.


Making Picture Frames with Colin Knecht




Making Picture Frame Stock



Assembling Picture Frames



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The Horse

This pattern has some intricate cuts. You will need to use spiral blades for this pattern. Jump over to Mikes Workshop and pick up a selection of his spiral blades. The pattern is 8" x 10" and should be cut from 1/4" Baltic birch plywood.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Grandma's Kitchen Pen Holder Pattern

This pen holder is for Grandma's kitchen. Buy your Grandma a nice pen for her to write recipes and notes in the kitchen.

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Friend Plaque Pattern

I'm sitting here watching the NCAA basketball championship game and playing around with a few easy patterns. I can't remember where I ran across these words of wisdom but they ring true.

Everyone have a great week. I'm going to get back to watching the game.

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Nice Fret Work from Eltee Thibodeaux

These are pictures sent to me by Eltee. The second picture is one of my favorite fret work clock patterns. I have to give that one a try someday. So many patterns so little time.

Thanks Eltee for sharing your work with all of us. These are definitely works to be proud of.



Sunday, April 6, 2008

Mini Fret Clock Pattern



This pattern was a lot of fun to build. The clock only stands 6" tall. It uses a 1 7/16" mini clock insert. You can cut the pieces in an hour or two. Everything is 1/4" thick wood. I used a Flying Dutchman #5 scroll reverse blade for all the cuts. Use contrasting woods for the doors and fence. If you need thin lumber to build this project check out Mystic Hardwood at the link below.

I finally had some time to get back in the workshop today. It was about 72 degrees here in Lexington today and felt wonderful to be in the shop. I did a little cleaning and organizing. I bought several board feet of curly maple and Peruvian Walnut Saturday. Now I have my wood storage racks full again.

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