Saturday, May 31, 2008

Excalibur 21" Scroll Saw Model EX21

Interesting video about the Excalibur EX21. I noticed Woodcraft is now selling this model.

Desk Signs

Here is a little project that some of you might like. This little guy can hold a sign with different text. I have included a few different signs and a blank. This will be easy to customize to what ever you want it to say.

I also included the drawing and painting guide. A little craft paint and a Sharpie permanent marker for the outlines are all you will need.

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Wish Alan luck.

I received these pictures today from Alan. He used corian to cut the Hallow Vase pattern I posted the other day. I think they look great. Alan will be entering these projects in the Tri-County scrollers show in June. Good luck in the show Alan. Make sure you take pictures of the blue ribbons and share them with us.



Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cool jigsaw puzzle technique

I found this video on Youtube. Dee from Platinum Puzzles demonstrates a continuous puzzle cutting technique that I have not seen before. I have to give this one a try. If you have a chance pop on over to their website and have a look around.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Checkerboard Puzzle




This small coffee table puzzle looks simple but don't be fooled. I've seen people give up in frustration with this one. The object is to put the puzzle pieces together to form a checkerboard. The solution is on the last page of the pattern but don't peek until you have given it a try.

The puzzle tray is 5 1/2" x 6". I made the puzzle pieces from 1/4" Baltic birch ply. I colored the black squares with a Sharpie permanent marker. Before you use the marker spray the pieces with lacquer to help keep the ink from bleeding. Finally give it a couple more coats of lacquer to protect the ink.

I hope everyone here in the states had a nice Memorial Day. I want to thank all the military personnel stationed around the world for your service. I salute all the family members who have lost loved ones protecting our country. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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ISP Problems


The internet service provider I use to host my patterns has been having problems this weekend. I'm sorry about the problems downloading content from my blog. I don't know how long it will take for them to get their problems worked out. They have been fairly reliable for me until lately. Thanks for you patience.

Steve Good
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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Scroll Saw Hallow Vase


If you don't have a lathe but you want to make a vase then give this technique a try. The pattern will make a hallow vase that stands 8 1/4" tall. The project is not too difficult but it does require a good bit of sanding.

The videos below will show you the constructions technique to make this vase. I highly recommend that you watch the videos before you begin.

The Free pattern follows the videos.

Part One


Part Two


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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Scrolled Cross Pattern


Here is a simple scrolled cross. It stands about 8 inches tall. The cross stands on an oval base. I hope you enjoy cutting this pattern.

I have a gripe tonight. I had a 21 inch flat panel monitor just now die. It's a Gateway FPD2185W. This is the second one of these monitors I have had die in the same way. They last a little over a year then just go blank. These were very expensive monitors. $500!! I also have a 22 inch Gateway monitor and I guess it will probably go the same way. Just passing this along in case any of you are looking for monitors. I sure can't recommend Gateway. The one that died was on my video editing computer.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Email from Norm

Norm sent me an email with a picture of his latest project. He cut the Patriot Clock pattern I posted the other day. Thanks Norm for sharing the picture. Looks great to me.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Floral Clock Pattern and Video

I put together a video tonight that shows the construction of this scrolled floral clock. You can download the pattern below. This is an easy project to cut. The construction is straight forward. You should be able to make this clock in one afternoon. You will need a 2 3/4" clock insert.

Woodcraft opened a new store here in Lexington Ky this month. Today was the Grand Opening. I spent a couple hours wandering around the store. So many toys and so little money. It's nice to have local access to products that I could only purchase online before. Their wood is expensive but I guess that's the price you pays for having it local.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

Part One


Part Two

Part Three


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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sue Mey Tutorials


Sue Mey is one of the finest scroll saw pattern designers I know. Sue has been published many times in all the major scrolling magazines. If you would like to know the secrets of Sues design technique this is your chance. She is selling tutorials for her portrait style patterns. She has three tutorials available covering her technique in Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and Corel Photo-Paint. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best.

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